Witherslack Cycle Barn, Beck Head Farm, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH
Call Steph Fry on 01539 552223
OverviewThis luxury bunkhouse has specialist facilities for cyclists and walkers including drying room, laundry, secure lock up, eBike hire and free charging facilities. Located on the northern shore of Morecambe Bay at Beck Head, Witherslack, between Grange over Sands and Levens and set in beautiful peaceful surroundings below Whitbarrow Nature Reserve with plenty of outside space. Witherslack Cycle Barn is a bunkhouse for groups, families and individuals and is just 500m from Sustrans routes 700 the Morecambe 'Bay Cycle Way' and 70 Walney to Wear W2W, the Lakes & Dales Loop. Very close to the walking routes of Wainwright's Remote Lakeland, Furness Way and Westmorland Heritage Walk plus local walks on the doorstep. The bunkhouse features 4 en suite rooms, 2 lounges, diner, kitchen, drying room, laundry, secure bike store and is an E-bike hire depot.
Beds & Rooms:14: 2x2(twin) 1x4(family), 1x6.
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:From £20. £2 towel hire Food on request.
Booking:email, telephone or via website
Directions:Sat Nav LA11 6SH. Turn off the A590 at signpost ‘Beck Head, Mill Side’. Straight on over the cattle grid and continue 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 A590are 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 Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the walking festivals page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the IHUK signage page and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.
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October 30th 2018
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.Read More
June 26th 2020
We’ll be open again from 4th July and still have vacancies in July and August.
We have ‘Good To Go’ certification having implemented the Government Guidance for Covid-19 to ensure the safety of guests and ourselves.
Social Bubble groups are all welcome on exclusive bookings.
The Lake District is looking great and we’re in a beautiful quiet corner away from hotspots, perfect for cyclists and walkers and located in a nature reserve. Come and enjoy!
Available dates (minimum 2 nights):
WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE…
March 22nd 2020
Based on government advice , and the sudden influx of day trippers, we have decided to close.
Like everyone else we will review the situation based on the best advice. Remember to get in the fresh air AWAY from others, stay fit and well and we look forward to welcoming you on the other side.
Perfect Base to Explore the southern Lake District by Bike or on Foot
February 23rd 2020
Whether you are a road cyclist, mountain biker or walker you will find plenty of fantastic routes on the doorstep. E bike hire for those who want an easy ride.
We’re located in the Whitbarrow Nature Reserve 8 miles from Newby Bridge and Lake Windermere and 10 miles from Kendal. The perfect cycling base to explore up into central Lakes along beautiful quiet country lanes without having to use a main road. On the mid point of The Bay Cycle Way 700 and on the W2W 70 you can navigate safe and interesting ride along the edge of Morecambe Bay with the option to jump on a train back to us. Mountain bikers are well served with a myriad of bridleways linking to forests and trails up to Grizedale, Chapel House, Witherslack Woods and Scout Scar.So whether on foot or wheels, armed with your OS Map Explorer OL7 The English Lakes, SE area, you’re guaranteed to find a route that suits you. If you prefer to explore by car there are many famous sites and activities within an 8 miles radius – Levens Hall, Holker Hall, Cartmel mediaeval town, Newby Bridge for the lake ferries and BackBarrow steam railway to mention but a few. Pony trekking available (1 mile) and we hire out electric bikes for those wanting an easy ride.