Penrith

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Penrith
Location Map
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County
Cumberland
Highway Authority
Cumbria
Forward Destination on
M6 • A66
Next Primary Destinations
Carlisle • Kendal • Keswick • Brough
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Windermere
Places related to the M6
Abington • Birmingham • Birmingham International Airport • Carlisle • Coventry • Gretna • Lancaster • Preston • Rugby • Stafford • Stoke-on-Trent • Walsall • Wigan • Wolverhampton
Places related to the A66
Appleby-in-Westmorland • Beverley • Boroughbridge • Brough • Cockermouth • Darlington • Keswick • Middlesbrough • Stockton-on-Tees • Teesport • Teesside • Workington

Penrith is a town just to the east of the Lake District National Park. Historically it is where traffic from London via Scotch Corner rejoined the A6 route from Shap to continue north towards Scotland. Today it is home to a major intersection between the A66 and M6, and with its close proximity to Ullswater is one of the Gateways to the Lakes.

Routes

Route To Notes

M6

The NORTH, Carlisle Accessed via A6 & A66

M6

The SOUTH, Kendal Accessed via A6 & A66

A66

Keswick

A66

Scotch Corner, Brough, Appleby-in-Westmorland

A6

Plumpton, High Hesket, Carlisle

A6

Shap Old road to Kendal via Shap Summit. Primary after M6 J39

A592

Windermere Tourist route via Ullswater and Kirkstone Pass.

A686

Alston

B5288

Greystoke



Penrith
SectionsA6/Kendal - Penrith • A6/Penrith - Carlisle
JunctionsCatterlen Interchange • Kemplay Bank Roundabout • Skirsgill Interchange
ServicesMelkinthorpe services
RoadsA5076 (Penrith) • A592 • A594 (Papcastle - Maryport) • A6 • A66 • A686 • B5288 • B5305 • B5306 (Penrith) • B5320 (Lake District) • B6262 • B6412 • B6413 • E05 • E104 (Teesside - Penrith) • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • M6 • NCN7 • T12 (Britain) • T24 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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Brunswick Road, Penrith (C) Kenneth Allen - Geograph - 3462165.jpgPenrith - Geograph - 4566278.jpgThe A686, Penrith - Geograph - 572515.jpgTown Hall, Penrith (C) Kenneth Allen - Geograph - 3462135.jpgUnknown CI Holiday M6 10 Miles North of SHAP Village Untitled-66 Enhanced.jpg