High Wallabarrow Camping Barn, High Wallabarrow, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EA
Call Chris Chinn (9am to 9pm) on 01229 715011
OverviewHigh Wallabarrow Camping Barn is a 17th century Lakeland farmhouse restored sympathetically to provide a well equipped camping barn for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and those who enjoy tranquility and wildlife. Set in the Duddon Valley, an unspoilt corner of the Lake District National Park, High Wallabarrow is a traditional hill farm owned by the National Trust and keeps Herdwick sheep and Galloway cows. The farm is at the end of a quiet no-through road with only footpaths and bridleways beyond. The barn sleeps up to 10 and additional accommodation may be available for larger groups. The ground floor has a large living area with wood-burning stove, tables, pews and well-equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge and hot water. You may wish to bring your own logs for the woodburner or pay £15 for a huge basket and kindling (usually enough for two evenings). The kitchen has a cooker with four rings, toaster, kettle and plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and cooking utensils. Upstairs is a large communal sleeping area with 10 mattresses on a new wooden floor. There are mattress protectors but no sheets so bring your own sleeping bags, pillows and sheet. The upstairs room has beautiful views towards Caw and Dow Crag. The toilet is just outside the Barn and a coin operated shower is available in a nearby building. Outside the barn, there is a picnic area in a newly planted orchard, ideal for outside eating. A fifteen minute countryside walk takes you to the The Newfield Inn which serves cask ales and good food (book in advance for group meals). The Blacksmith's Arms is a 15 minute drive away in Broughton Mills. Whilst we want people to enjoy their stay, the Camping Barn is not suitable for very rowdy groups as it is close to the farm family accommodation! Well-controlled dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (and subject to conditions) when the camping barn has been booked for sole-use. Please make phone enquiries between 9am and 9pm. Photo of gate at High Wallabarrow Farm credited to Rob Nobal.
Beds & Rooms:10: 1x10 with extra possible.
Open:All year. Arrive after 4pm, (earlier by arrangement) vacate by 11am.
Price per night:£12.50pp weeknights in school term. Two-night weekends sole-use £125/night. £1.50 per dog per night..
Booking:Families with children under 5 should book sole-use and anyone 16 and under should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Directions:(Best not to rely on Sat Nav) Please car-share where possible. When you reach the traffic lights at Duddon Bridge turn right up the Duddon Valley signposted 'Ulpha'. Continue for 4 miles to Ulpha, past Church on the right and Post Office on the left, stay on this road for 2 miles until the road bends right over the River Duddon, stop! and turn left just before the bridge up a 'no through road' and continue right to the end of the lane (3/4 mile). Parking just before the yard on the left.
Public Transport:Nearest train stations are Foxfield (6 miles) or Ulverston (15 miles.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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