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. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds: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:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on the camping barn map.
Spend New Year in the Lake District with your mates
November 20th 2018
High Wallabarrow is a traditional hill farm in the Duddon Valley, an unspoilt corner of the Lake District National Park. The farm is at the end of a quiet road with only footpaths and bridleways beyond and there is a pub nearby. Luxurious for a camping barn, the old farmhouse has a large living area with woodburning stove, tables, pews and well-equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge and hot water. Sleeping area for 10 people on wooden floors. Mattresses provided bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. Sole use available over New Year for £125 per night. Multiple night booking preferred.
High Wallabarrow Camping Barn
January 24th 2018
You think you’re familiar with The Lake District? Do you know the hidden gem that is the Duddon Valley? High Wallabarrow Camping Barn sits here at the end of a quiet no-through road. High Wallabarrow, despite sounding like a cattle station in the Australian outback, is actually a traditional hill farm specialising in Herdwick sheep and Galloway cows. It is owned by the national trust and the 17th century farmhouse has been renovated to a beautiful standard without losing any of its period charm. Look at the website pictures and you’ll see stone floors downstairs, a wood burning stove, scrubbed wooden floors upstairs and exposed beams and whitewashed walls enough to make Kevin McCloud go weak at the knees. That is not to say that High Wallabarrow is for the glamping crew, oh no! It does have a well equipped kitchen, but the sleeping accommodation is proper camping barn stuff.
But you’ll soon be heading off, Wainwright and OS map in hand. There are great walks right from the door. Caw and Dow crag are beckoning, Harter Fell too. So much to explore and then you get to retire back to this quiet, quiet nook in the evening.
Duddon Valley is a hidden gem, don’t spoil it by telling everybody!