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Parking Instructions for those attending a Quirky Workshop

Driving to Quirky Workshops CA11 0UT

Quirky Workshops take place at the Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns (formerly the Cycle Café Tea Garden) in the village of Greystoke. We are situated 6 miles west of Penrith and Junction 40 of the M6, and 3 miles north of the A66.

Unfortunately we have only very limited parking on our driveway and ask all who can to park as below to help us preserve the character of the village.


New Parking Info – please don’t park outside the newish bungalows!  

The postcode for the recommended closest parking is CA11 0TH which will take you to just outside Castle Gardens in Greystoke- here out on the road there are approx 4 or 5  roadside parking places some 150 yards before the Craft Garden Venue at the end of a high Castle Estate boundary wall.  There is a pavement ‘leading to nowhere’ and the road widens on the left, marked below in pink.  The residents of the bungalows on the left prefer to park their cars directly on the road in front of their houses, so we are asked to keep these free. Also, please don’t park too close to the corner splays as residents need to be able to negotiate out of the driveway. Thank you. If you are happy to enjoy a very slightly longer walk please read on.

Greystoke also has a large and free village car park (postcode CA11 0TF) with recycling facilities in paper and metal approximately 8 minutes away, as shown on the map. It is close to both the village shop/post office, the pub, playing field and summer open air swimming pool and you may well meet some racehorses on the roads past the Castle entrance as you walk to the Craft Garden venue- this is approximately 350 yds of flat walking. See the pink route marked on the map below avoiding the road where possible.  

If you feel unable to walk please arrange to be dropped off or let us know so that we can reserve you one of the 2 parking spaces here.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE always walk towards the workshop venue on the LEFT ie OUTSIDE of the bend.  Cyclists or electric cars may speed around the inside road bend towards you very fast , you won’t hear them so it is potentially very dangerous to walk facing the traffic.

Quirky Workshops Parking Map
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria