Castle Head FSC, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT

Call them on 01539 538120 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)


Castle Head Field Studies Council centre is set in a country mansion with 20 hectares of private grounds on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park close to Morecambe Bay. Perfectly located just 10 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windmere, you will have immediate access to all that the Lake District has to offer. Situated just 20 mins from the M6, 1.5 hours' drive from Liverpool and Manchester with a train station just 5 mins away it is also remarkably accessible.
The accommodation is split into two main area: The impressive Georgian house sleeps up to 47 people in a mix of bunk rooms, single and twin rooms. While the Hillfoot Wing sleeps up to 110 in a mix of single en suite, twin en suite, and bunk rooms. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, groups of adults, families and extended family groups. Due to Covid-19, rooms are currently offered on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. The local village has a small shop and a country pub serving a range of beers and home cooked food. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    157: across 33 rooms
  • Open:

    All year. Incl Xmas and New Year
  • Price per night:

    B&B from £12pp. Discounts for groups
  • Booking:

    A deposit is required for all reservations, with full balance payable four weeks prior to arrival.
  • Directions:

    The postcode in the Satnav will take you to Lindale village. The centre is signposted off the B5277 just east of Lindale on a sharp bend. Castle Head centre is about ½ mile down the little lane – you will see the main house in front of you, follow the road round to the right and the car park will be on the left. If arriving by coach – once you arrive at the centre, due to limited turning area, it is easier to drive past the entrance to the car park and reverse in. Please be aware that there may be people moving around whilst you are manoeuvring.
  • Public Transport:

    The nearest (local) railway station is Grange over Sands (5 mins' drive). It is connected to the main west coast line at Lancaster and Preston. Collection from the local station can be arranged in advance and is free of charge. Lancaster is also served by National Express coaches connecting with many parts of the country
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Field Studies Council page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.

It has availability at New Year and Christmas.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
ZDogs by arrangement


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