An all-weather track connects the cottage area with the quiet country road off the A964 Kirkwall-Orphir-Stromness road. Turn at the post
box on the left if travelling from Kirkwall and on the right just after the village of Orphir, if travelling from Stromness. There is also a sign for "Smoogro" at this turning.
Lash is at the end of the lane on the left, the very last cottage.
Both Kirkwall and Stromness have good shopping facilities with Kirkwall (8 miles) having Tesco, LIDL and Co-op, and Stromness (11 miles) also having the Co-op.
In Orphir village the “Noust” bar serves bar meals at week-ends (and through the week during high season) and also provides the local post office.