Muncaster Castle: DIRECTIONS, CAMPING AND SITE INFO
From the North
Take the train from Carlisle to Ravenglass, Muncaster Castle is 1.5 mile walk away from the station. Click here for map
From the South
Take the train from Lancaster to Ravenglass, Muncaster Castle is 1.5 mile walk away from the station. Click here for map
More comprehensive information can be found on Muncaster Castle’s website
For this year’s Picnic Cinema we are committed to making our events as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it.
We will be teaming up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare in 2018 to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts.
The people you’ll be sharing your journey with are the exact same people who could be sleeping in the tent next to you and the same people you’ll be dancing with.… They’re practically already your friends – just start the fun a little earlier!
Muncaster is 14 miles south from the Cumbrian end of popular Coast to Coast Cycle route.
Leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow signs to Barrow (A590). Before reaching Barrow turn right at Greenodd onto the A5092 (signposted Western Lake District, Workington and Whitehaven). This joins the A595 which will bring you to Muncaster. The journey will take approximately an hour and a quarter.
From the North:
From Carlisle follow the A595 to Cockermouth, and continue on past Whitehaven. This road bypasses Ravenglass and goes straight through to Muncaster. This journey should take about an hour and a half.
From the East:
Take in one of ‘Britain’s Seven Wonders’ as voted by you in an RAC online poll by taking in the beautiful Hard Knott Pass from Ambleside – if you’re brave enough!
By Train/Bus: Traveling from Ambleside or Coniston? Why not catch the X33 bus. Northern Rail operate the Cumbrian Coast railway line connecting Ravenglass with many towns and villages of the Western Lake District with Carlisle in the north and Barrow-in-Furness in the south.
Nearest postcode: CA18 1RD
CAMPING INFO & RULES
Please leave the site by 11am the next day
No camper vans or motorhomes will be allowed on to the site – tents only
No cars can be parked in camping area, be prepared to walk 2-5mins with your camping gear.
Please help to keep the site clean and tidy and use the designated bins and take as much rubbish home with you as possible.
No open fires allowed
BBQ’s are allowed as long as they are raised off the ground
The camping area has limited space. Please do not bring large gazebos, marquees or other large structures
Respect that everyone goes to bed at different times and keep noise down after 1am.
Please respect that this is a private residence and we would like to hold events there again.
You may not have mobile phone signal there
Parking is in designated areas only
NEVER cook inside a tent or enclosed camping spaces.
If you need a sheltered cooking area, consider a gazebo or a tent porch with sufficient air circulation and ventilation.
NEVER use gas stoves/fuel burners to heat your tent when cold.
All gas powered items need plenty of ventilation to prevent producing carbon monoxide.
To stay warm, make sure you layer your clothing, and pick up a warmer sleeping bag.
WHAT IS ON SITE
Drinking water supply
Pay bar from approx 5pm
BBQ serving throughout the evening from approx 5pm, and takeaway picnics, available for pre-order (please contact Muncaster Castle)
Breakfast available from Creeping Kate’s cafe in grounds of Muncaster Castle from 8am
Come early and you can also look round Muncaster Castle gardens for free with your Picnic Cinema ticket. Gardens open from 10.30am.
Friendly, well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on site