Witherslack Cycle Barn, Beck Head Farm, Beck Head, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH
Call Steph Fry on 01539 552223
OverviewThis superior cycle themed bunkhouse has specialist facilities for cyclists and walkers, kayakers and lovers of the outdoors. Includes drying room, laundry, secure lock up and workshop, bike wash, eBike hire and free charging facilities, garden, BBQ area and fire pit. Four en suite bedrooms, 2 lounges, diner and fully equipped kitchen. Located on the northern shore of Morecambe Bay at Beck Head, Witherslack, 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.
Beds & Rooms:14: 2x2(twin) 1x4(family), 1x6.
Open:All year. All day
Price per night:From £25 per bed including bedding and towel. Exclusive use deals, please call. Breakfasts and packed lunches 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 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 Walks LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022
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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
Refresh the soul with a icy dip
February 15th 2021
While Witherslack is known for being cyclist friendly you don’t have to come on two wheels. There’s plenty of other activities to get stuck into when things are back to normal, a bit of wild swimming perhaps?
The Lakes have some of the best wild swimming spots in the UK. Clear tarns in peaceful locations, not much more a wild swimmer could ask for. Windermere the ‘lake of the lakes’ so to speak isn’t far away and offers brilliant scenery for the more advanced swimmer, of course you don’t have to swim the whole 11 miles. Morecambe bay is great for sea swimmers. What better way to help relieve the lockdown blues by booking a trip in a fabulous hostel? Affordable accommodation in amazing locations. Enquire to find out more about availability post lockdown.
A luxury bunkhouse designed for cyclists
September 2nd 2020
Perfectly placed for a stop off on Sustrans Walney to Wear Coast to Coast 70, midway on the Bay Cycle Way 700, and the Lakes & Dales Loop and the Le Jog – End to End is an easy 3 flat miles away (Levens A6).
Plus there are local and national walking routes from the door. Facilites include drying room, laundry, secure lock up, eBike hire and free charging facilities. In the tradition of hostels you will find comfy bunk beds, warm showers, relaxing lounge areas and a place to prepare a meal.
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.