Witherslack Cycle Barn, Beck Head Farm, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH

Call Karen Unsworth on 01539 552223

For cycling Lake District and Morecambe Bay Coast

This superior cycle-themed bunkhouse has specialist facilities for cyclists, walkers, kayakers and lovers of the outdoors.

These include:- drying room, laundry, secure lock up and workshop, bike wash, free e-bike charging facilities, garden, BBQ area and fire pit. Four en-suite bedrooms, 2 lounges, and fully equipped kitchen / diner.

Located on the northern shore of Morecambe Bay at Beck Head, Witherslack lies between Grange over Sands and Levens in the beautiful Whitbarrow Nature Reserve with plenty of outside space.

Just 500m from Sustrans routes 700 the Morecambe 'Bay Cycle Way' and 70 Walney to Wear W2W, the Lakes & Dales Loop. Woodland footpaths on the doorstep and very close to the walking routes of Wainwright's Remote Lakeland, Furness Way and Westmorland Heritage Walk.

We are not a party barn.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    14: 2x2(twin) 1x4(family), 1x6.
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    From £29 including bedding and towel. Please call for exclusive use deals and to book meals.
  • Booking:

    Email, Telephone or via Website
  • Directions:

    Sat Nav LA11 6SH. Turn off the A590 at signpost ‘Beck Head, Mill Side’. Continue straight on, over the cattle grid and straight ahead into Mill Side. First junction right, follow signs to ‘Beck Head’, keep left at fork signposted as dead end. 500m on the left hand side just after the small bridge, at Beck Head Farm.
  • Public Transport :

    Sustainable transport encouraged so pick ups from the Mill Side bus stop on the A590 are available. The X6 bus service is every hour from Kendal or Grange Over Sands. By rail to Grange over Sands, Northern Railways station (5 miles). Virgin Rail mainline is Oxenholme The Lake District at Kendal (10 miles). There are always plenty of taxis.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Walney to Wear
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement

r Accessibility Info

Room two has 2 single beds and a wet room with accessible shower. Read on for precise details of door widths, locations of ramps etc. ..Click for photos and more


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News & Offers from Witherslack Cycle Barn

Discounts for cyclists and cycling groups.

June 21st 2023

Cyclist’s special price of £25 per night if you arrive by bike. Fully equipped bunk house on NCN routes based in the southern Lake District, perfect for your cycle touring or base camp.
 Call to check availability and price options.

14 beds in 4 bedrooms, all en suite with full kitchen facilities. Plenty of parking and electric car hook up. Single nights available.

2023 Prices.  Weekends are sole use only from only £295 per night. Cyclist’s special price £25 per night if arriving by bike.


Late Availability

Easter in the Lake District

March 28th 2023

You can have exclusive use of the bunk house this Easter. Sleeping up to 14 people, 4 ensuite bedrooms, bedding and linen included, kitchen, lounge/diner, drying room and laundry, secure bike store, bike wash and workshop. Cyclists dream! Perfect location to access central Lakes and Morecambe Bay and far enough away from the madding crowds for peaceful relaxation. Particularly good for cyclist (road or MTB) and low level walking groups.
Dogs accepted (2 max), 1.5 miles to the pub, set in a nature reserve.


Latest Blog about Witherslack Cycle Barn

Walking between dog friendly hostels in the Lake District

December 1st 2021

After a refreshing night’s sleep at Witherslacks Cycle Barn we (Alex and my dogs Jaffa and Banjo), ate breakfast and set out to find a route across the fells. Our destination was another dog friendly hostel in Kendal (currently closed).

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Walking between dog friendly Hostels in the Lake District
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