Exit the M6 at J43 and follow signs to Brampton. Once in Brampton you will pick up the B6413 signposted for Castle Carrock and Talkin Tarn. Follow this road until you see signs for the village of Talkin. Once in Talkin take the road to the left of the Blacksmiths Arms and after 400 yards turn right into a small road signposted Talkin Head. Long Byres is about half a mile along this road.
Visitors arriving from the North East via the A69 please note that the road to Talkin is not accessible from the Brampton by-pass. You should drive into Brampton and then follow signs to Castle Carrock and Talkin Tarn.
The Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 Explorer Map series for the nearby area is : Carlisle, Brampton, Longtown & Gretna Green, number 315.