LLWR Site

The Low Level Waste Repository is situated 15 miles south of the coastal town of Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

By Car:

When travelling north along the M6, leave the motorway at J36 or J40. These are both approximately 60 miles from the Low Level Waste Repository near Drigg. Please note the route from J36 is less direct and can be congested, particularly in the summer months. Allow 1 hr 30 minutes to travel both routes.

From J36, take the A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness as far as Greenodd then turn right onto the A5092 as far a Grizebeck, then take the A595 for Workington and follow this road to Holmrook.

From J40, take the A66 for Keswick. Continue along the A66 as far as the roundabout sign posted A595, turn left towards Whitehaven and then follow the signs towards Barrow-in-Furness, which eventually lead to the signs for Sellafield. Stay on the A595 heading for Barrow-in-Furness until you reach Holmrook, before you reach the bridge turn right, sign posted Drigg.

By Rail:

If travelling by rail on the Barrow/Carlisle line, leave the train at the Drigg rail station.

The trains stop at this station on request only; passengers wishing to disembark from the train must inform the guard when they embark. On leaving the station, turn right and walk up Station Road, turn left at the main road and take the first left down Shore Road leading to Wray Head. The Repository is directly in front of you.

Pelham House

The Low Level Waste Repository, Pelham House office is situated 10  miles south of the coastal town of Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

By Car:

When travelling north along the M6, leave the motorway at J36 or J40. These are both approximately 60/65 miles from Pelham House. Please note the route from J36 is less direct and can be congested, particularly in the summer months. Allow 1 hr 30/40 minutes to travel both routes.

From J36, take the A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness as far as Greenodd then turn right onto the A5092 as far a Grizebeck, then take the A595 for Workington and follow this road to Calderbridge.  After the traffic lights turn immediately right past the gate lodge and up to Pelham Drive.

From J40, take the A66 for Keswick. Continue along the A66 as far as the roundabout sign posted A595, turn left towards Whitehaven and then follow the signs towards Barrow-in-Furness, which eventually lead to the signs for Sellafield. Stay on the A595 heading for Barrow-in-Furness until you reach Calderbridge.  Turn left before the traffic lights past the gate lodge and up to Pelham Drive.