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Westmorland and Furness Council

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Westmorland and Furness Council
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Cumberland • Lancashire • Westmorland • Yorkshire
Primary Destinations
Barrow-in-Furness • Brough • Kendal • Kirkby Lonsdale • Penrith • Windermere
Other Important Destinations
Cumberland Council • Durham Council • Lancashire Council • North Yorkshire Council • Northumberland Council
National Highways Roads
M6 • A66 • A590

Westmorland and Furness Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in the local authority area from its creation on 1 April 2023, with the exception of trunk roads, which are managed by National Highways.

The area administered by the council is, despite the name, not just the county of Westmorland and the Furness area of Lancashire, but also the Sedburgh area of the West Riding of Yorkshire and the Penrith and Alston areas of Cumberland.

Primary destinations

The following Primary Destinations are located in the council area:

Trunk roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the council:

Route From To Length


A6 Luton Carlisle 299 miles View
A65 Leeds Kendal 69 miles View
A590 Crooklands Walney Island 34.9 miles View
A591 Levens Bothel 44.9 miles View
A592 Newby Bridge Penrith 34.3 miles View
A593 Broughton in Furness Ambleside 16.6 miles View
A595 Carlisle Dalton in Furness 85.1 miles View
A683 Heysham Kirkby Stephen 43.2 miles View
A684 Kendal Osmotherley 67.1 miles View
A685 Kendal Brough 27.0 miles View
A686 Penrith Haydon Bridge 36.2 miles View
A5074 Levens Bridge Windermere 11.2 miles View
A5075 Waterhead, Ambleside Ambleside 0.5 miles View
A5084 Lowick Green Torver 6.0 miles View
A5087 Barrow-in-Furness Ulverston 14.0 miles View
A5091 Aira Force, Ullswater Troutbeck 5.2 miles View
A5092 Greenodd Grizebeck 6.1 miles View
A5284 Kendal Plumgarths, Kendal 1.5 miles View
A6070 M6 J35 Crooklands 7.2 miles View   
B5271 Lindale Grange-over-Sands 1.7 miles View
B5277 Meathop Flookburgh 6.6 miles View
B5278 Flookburgh Haverthwaite 6.0 miles View
B5281 Ulverston Gawthwaite 4.6 miles View
B5282 Milnthorpe Arnside 3.8 miles View
B5284 Kendal bypass Storrs 6.1 miles View
B5285 Coniston Longtail 8.8 miles View
B5286 Hawkshead Clappersgate 3.6 miles View
B5287 Town End Fairy Glen 0.9 miles View
B5288 Penrith Beckces 7.5 miles View
B5320 Waterfoot Eamont Bridge 4.9 miles View
B5343 Skelwith Bridge Middle Fell Farm, Rossett 5.0 miles View
B5360 Storrs (S) Blackwell 1.0 mile View
B6254 Carnforth Kendal 21.5 miles View
B6256 White Hall, Sedbergh Four Lane Ends 1.1 miles View
B6257 Bridge End, Sedbergh Grayrigg Common 4.6 miles View
B6259 Sandford Moorcock Inn, Garsdale 17.2 miles View
B6260 Tebay Appleby-in-Westmorland 11.9 miles View
B6261 Shap (S) Gaisgill 7.9 miles View
B6262 Lowther Bridge Lightwater Bridge 1.3 miles View
B6270 Downholme Nateby 26.6 miles View
B6276 Brough Middleton in Teesdale (S) 13.6 miles View
B6277 Alston Cross Lanes 32.9 miles View
B6294 Clarghyll Hall Nenthall 3.6 miles View
B6384 Milnthorpe Clawthorpe 3.4 miles View
B6385 Crooklands Milnthorpe 3.0 miles View
B6412 Temple Sowerby Lazonby 11.7 miles View
B6413 Plumpton Brampton 20.3 miles View
B6446 Kirkby Lonsdale By Pass Main Street 0.5 miles View
B6542 Appleby-in-Westmorland (NW) Coupland 2.9 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) Roads

Main Article: Westmorland and Furness Council (Class III roads)

Westmorland and Furness Council uses 'C' prefixes on its Class III road network, which it shares with Cumberland Council.


Main Article: Westmorland and Furness Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Westmorland and Furness Council (Crossings)


Westmorland and Furness Council
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