How to get to Westlakes

UCLan’s Westlakes Samuel Lindow Building is located on the Westlakes Science and Technology Park in West Cumbria. The Westlakes Science and Technology Park is approximately two and a half miles south of Whitehaven.

By Rail

We recommend making your way to Whitehaven Railway Station and from there the Campus is a 10 minute taxi ride away. For more information go to National Rail.

By Road

By road, starting south of Carlisle: If you are journeying from the south to Westlakes, you should leave the M6 motorway at junction 40 and take the A66 west past Keswick and Cockermouth. Then take the A595 south until you pass Workington and Whitehaven. By road, starting north of Carlisle: Leave the M6 motorway at junction 43 and journey on the A595 from Carlisle. Progress south, passing by Cockermouth, along the A66 briefly, then back onto the A595 past Workington and Whitehaven.

On leaving the A595, turn onto the science park and take the first left at the roundabout signed Crow Park Way. Take the first right and continue until you reach a T-junction, turn left and the UCLan building is on your left hand side.

Visitor Car Parking

Parking is available to the rear and on both sides of the Samuel Lindow building, please see our Westlakes Campus Map (right)

West Cumbria

West Cumbria enjoys a world class environment and landscape, presenting unrivalled opportunities for leisure and an excellent quality of life. The breath taking scenery and strong communities make it a great place to visit.
West Cumbria has a number of rich environmental and cultural landscapes. To the north there is the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) while the south is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and St Bee’s Head, the start of Wainwright’s famous Coast-to-Coast walk. The Lake District National Park falls within West Cumbria and is home to England’s highest mountain- Scafell Pike and the smallest church at Wasdale Head, voted Britain’s Favourite view.

For more details see the Visit Cumbria website.