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 Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022
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Get away to the South Lakes for May
April 28th 2021
We have great availability for May in the Bunk House and our brand new l’Atelier for 2.
Until 21st June we can accept 2 household groups up to 14.
Do you wild swim, cycle, walk and climb? This is the perfect place in the southern end of the Lake District where the mountains meet the sea. Access to beautiful walking, tarns, lakes, rivers, quiet lanes up to central Lakes or for biking along the Morecambe Bay coast on safe Sustrans routes. Mountain bike along the many bridleways and trail centre at Grizedale Forest. Located in a nature reserve its great for wildlife watchers and ramblers. Weekends for groups and mid weeks we accept single nights for touring groups.
Beautiful lodge for 2 in the Lake District available from 12th April 2021.
March 10th 2021
Exclusive hire of the lodge for short break weekends is only £300. Please call to make a reservation 015395 52223
At the Main Cycle Barn weekends will be exclusive use only for groups that comply with restrictions. Midweek, Tuesday to Thursday nights will be available on a room basis.
Please call to make a reservation 015395 52223 – looking forward to some post vaccine normality!
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.
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