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Portinscale


Location:  N 54°36.101’ W 03°09.554’

OS Grid Reference:  NY252236

Post Code:  CA12 5RX

On the Cumbria Way

Height above sea level:  90m (300ft)

From Grange:  6.9km (4⅓ miles)

To Keswick:  1.8km (1⅛ miles)

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Portinscale


Beside the northern end of Derwentwater, Portinscale was at one time on the main Penrith to Workington road near to where it crossed the River Derwent.  It was bypassed in the 1960's and the road bridge removed, to be replaced by a footbridge, but Portinscale nevertheless remains a busy place. Easily reached from Keswick by foot or by a pleasant boat trip on Derwentwater, it is often thronged with tourists and can become clogged with traffic.  Portinscale cannot be described as picturesque however,  buildings in the older part of the village cluster in a rather untidy fashion around what almost passes as a village square, while the more modern parts sadly resemble the suburbs of almost any town in Britain


Facilities


Churches and Places of Worship

St. Herbert’s Church, Braithwaite (Church of England)

Tel: 01768 778243

Web: www.upperderwent.org.uk/index.php/thornthwaite-cum-braithwaite

Email: peter.vivash@virgin.net

NY232237  2.3km (1⅜ miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Old Methodist Chapel, Braithwaite (Orthodox)

Tel: 01768 771230

Web: www.orthodoxcumbria.org/braithwaite-chapel.html

Email:

NY229236  2.5km (1½ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Places to Eat

Nichol End Marine, Nichol End, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TY

Tel: 01768 773082

Web: www.nicholend.co.uk/cafe  Email: info@nicholend.co.uk

NY253228  180m (195 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Swinside Lodge Hotel, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5UE

Tel: 01768 772948

Web: www.swinsidelodge-hotel.co.uk  Email: info@swinsidelodge-hotel.co.uk

NY246215  450m (¼ mile) from The Cumbria Way


The Chalet Restaurant and Tearooms, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5RF


Tel: 01768 772757

Web: http://thechaletportinscale.co.uk

Email: thechaletportinscale@gmail.com

NY251234  On The Cumbria Way




The Lingholm Kitchen, The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TZ


Tel: 01768 771206

Web: www.thelingholmkitchen.co.uk

Email: kitchen@thelingholmestate.co.uk

240m (260 yds) from The Cumbria Way




Pubs

The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TN

Tel: 01768 778272

Web: www.coledale-inn.co.uk  Email: info@coledale-inn.co.uk

NY229235  2.5km (1⅝ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Farmers Arms, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5RW


Tel: 01768 772322

Web: http://farmersarmspub.co.uk

Email: f.armspub@gmail.com

NY249237  320m (¼ mile) from The Cumbria Way




Royal Oak, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5SY

Tel: 01768 778533

Web: www.royaloak-braithwaite.co.uk  Email: info@royaloak-braithwaite.co.uk

NY231236  2.2km (1⅜ miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5UE

Tel: 01768 778253

Web: www.swinsideinn.com  Email: booking@swinsideinn.com

NY242217  1.1km (⅔ mile) from The Cumbria Way


Public Telephone

Portinscale, on the left side of the road from the village centre to the A66

Postcode: CA12 5RF

Tel: 01768 773128

NY252236  75m (80yds) from The Cumbria Way



Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Boat

Keswick Launch

- calls at High Brandelhow pier (for Grange), Keswick Boat Landings (for Keswick)

Picks up at Nichol End pier  NY254228  250m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way

- also calls at Low Brandelhow pier (NY252207 - on The Cumbria Way) and Hawse End pier (NY251213 - 240m (⅛ mile) from The Cumbria Way) between Grange and Portinscale

(Operated by The Keswick Launch Company)


Bus

Service 77 / 77A - Keswick-Catbells-Buttermere-Whinlatter-Keswick (until 29 October 2017)

- calls at Stonethwaite road end (for Stonethwaite), Rosthwaite, Grange, Keswick

Summer service only

Service 77 (to Keswick) - Bus stops by Portinscale House, on the left side of the road from the village centre to the A66 - 50m (55 yds) from The Cumbria Way

Service 77A (to Grange, Rosthwaite) - Bus stops outside Harney Peak - on The Cumbria Way

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Service X5 - Workington-Cockermouth-Keswick-Penrith (until 29 October 2017)

- calls at Keswick

Monday to Saturday only

Bus stops at Hodgson How, on the A66 180m (200 yds) south west of the junction of the road from Portinscale (Portin Scale) with the A66 (NY245235) - 780m (850 yds) from The Cumbria Way

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Service X9 - Frizington-Workington-Keswick-Newton Rigg

- calls at Keswick

Operates university term time only

Monday to Friday only

Bus stops at Hodgson How, on the A66 180m (200 yds) south west of the junction of the road from Portinscale (Portin Scale) with the A66 (NY245235) - 780m (850 yds) from The Cumbria Way

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Train

No service, nearest stations Penrith or Workington


Taxi

Davies Taxis  01768 772676  info@daviestaxis.co.uk

Derwent Taxis  01768 775585  info@derwenttaxis.co.uk

Iains Taxis  017687 36333  

Keswick Cab Company (Suziz Taxis)  01768 736007  sue@keswickcabcompany.co.uk

Keswick Cabs  01768 736996  

Skiddaw Taxis  01768 775600



Attractions

Go Ape!

Go Ape Whinlatter, Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Tel: 08456 431732

Web: http://goape.co.uk/days-out/whinlatter  Email: questions@goape.co.uk

NY207245  6.1km (3¾ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Force Crag Mine

Coledale, Braithwaite, Cumbria CA12

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wra-1356299840097/view-page/item393466

NY199216  6.1km (3¾ miles) from The Cumbria Way


The Lake District Osprey Project

Forestry Commission, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Tel: 01768 778611

Web: www.ospreywatch.co.uk  Email: nathan.fox@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Exhibition at Whinlatter Visitor Centre  NY208245  6.1km (3¾ miles) from The Cumbria Way

Viewing points are set up in woodland overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake each year during the nesting season, their location is dependant upon where the osprey’s choose to build their nest


Whinlatter Forest Park

Forestry Commission, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Tel: 01768 778469

Web: www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatterforestpark  Email: whinlatter@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

NY209245  6.2km (3⅞ miles) from The Cumbria Way


Websites

The Portinscale Website



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