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By road

The Freshwater Biological Association Head office is located at the YMCA Lakeside North site.
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find the FBA at YMCA Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in-Furness.

Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the turning after South Camp. All visitors must first report to the YMCA reception before following the signs to the Hedley building where the FBA is located.

By rail

South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe.

It is also possible to reach the FBA at Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required

Head Office:
The Freshwater Biological Association,
YMCA Lakeside (North Site), The Hedley Building,
Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Ulverston,
Cumbria LA12 8BD
Tel: (015394) 42468


Registered Address:
The Freshwater Biological Association,
The Ferry Landing, Far Sawrey,
Cumbria LA22 0LP
Tel: (015394) 42468