Gilcrux Village Amenities and Artisans

For Places to Stay in Gilcrux, Places to Eat in Gilcrux, and Gilcrux Attractions please see the main Gilcrux Village page.

Gilcrux Village Hall

As well as being available for private hire for Wedding receptions, Christenings and other functions, the fully renovated Village Hall hosts a wealth of village events and classes. See the Gilcrux Village Hall page.

Gilcrux Village Shop

The small shop, located on the lane down the side of the Barn Bistro, near the Beeches Caravan Park, sells newspapers, milk, bread and essentials. Post Office facilities. Gilcrux honey and free range eggs are sometimes available.
Open 9 am to 11 am on weekdays and 9 am to 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.


Standard laundrette facilities located near to the Village Shop.

Landscape Gardeners

Outer Space. Mike Davies. Gilcrux. Tel: 0791 7774775 or 016973 21753. Website.

Stained Glass

Nicky Clarke Glass, Gilcrux. Beautiful stained glass windows and panels. Also artwork commissions. Website


Mike Fitzgerald, Swallow Barn, Gilcrux. Tel: 016973 20204


David Watson, Moorforge, Gilcrux. General welding, fabricating and blacksmithing. Artisan pieces and knife forging. See Moorforge


  • Cockermouth Taxis. Tel: 01900 826649 or 07710 813250. Website
    Approximate fare: £15 one way from central Cockermouth to Gilcrux on Sunday afternoon in April 2019. Goes up by 50% after midnight.
  • North Lakes, Aspatria. ‭Tel: 07491 343449‬
  • Harvey’s Taxi, Dearham. Tel: ‭07340 576422

Motor Vehicle Repairs

John Willis. Mill Hill, Bullgill, CA15 6TN. 01900 813827

Rural Wheels

For residents. Rural Wheels is a unique transport scheme for people in rural areas. It provides transport from home to your nearest town or Public Transport connection. You need to be registered and to pre-book your taxi the day prior to your journey. Taxi fares are subsidised at 45 p per mile. Transport is available Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 6.00pm. You may use the service for up to two return journeys a week. See Rural Wheels website pdf.
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