View of Low Hesket VillageLow Hesket

As the A6 starts its journey south from Carlisle, it changes from a busy urban route into a road no busier than most minor routes, but with the luxury of a wide trunk road. About 3 miles south of the junction 42 roundabout the A6 enters the small village of Low Hesket, which along with its neighbour, High Hesket makes up the Parish of Hesket with a population of about 2460. Breaking news for Cumbria including the Low Hesket area can be found on our Cumbria News Page. A photo Gallery for Low Hesket where photos can be viewed and uploaded can be found on our Galleries Page

 

Inn in Low HesketHistorical Low Hesket

Low Hesket lies on the Old Roman road out of Carlisle heading south to Penrith and the Roman camp at Low Borrowbridge, just south of Tebay. A Roman milestone has been found at Low Hesket. During the 18th and 19th Cenrury the main road through Low Hesket was under the control of the Carlisle and Eamont Bridge Turnpike Trust. Breaking news for Cumbria including the Low Hesket area can be found on our Cumbria News Page. A photo Gallery for Low Hesket where photos can be viewed and uploaded can be found on our Galleries Page

 

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The A6 and M6 in Low Hesket

The A6 comes into Low Hesket along the old Roman Road. From the roundabout at junction 42 the A6 becomes a relative straight county non primary route, with virually all through traffic now using the M6 the A6 is quite just catering for 3 relatively small villages, but still retains the width and class of road of a major trunk road.