Acorn Bank

Important notice -

Happy New Year, thank you to everyone who visited us in 2016. We're now closed until 18 February 2017 and look forward to seeing everyone again in the New Year.

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

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Things to see and do

Volunteers cutting back scrub

Volunteer Taster Days at Acorn Bank, 7 Feb and 11 Feb 

Volunteer with us at Acorn Bank and make new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering!

The stunning summer flowers at Acorn Bank gardens

Acorn Bank's glorious gardens 

Potter around gardens enclosed by 17th-century walls at Acorn Bank. We have the largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs in any National Trust garden so come along and learn more about their properties. Don't forget to find our orchard too.

View of the Watermill by Crowdundle Beck

The working watermill at Acorn Bank 

After centuries of use the watermill at Acorn Bank fell into ruin. A dedicated group of volunteers have worked hard to restore the mill and it now produces our very own flour. Take a look at their remarkable achievement.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Volunteer taster day at Acorn Bank 7 Feb 10am-12.30pm

Tue 07 Feb 2017
10:00-12:30
New Year, Change Gear,Volunteer! Volunteer with us at Acorn Bank and make new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering! Why not join us for tours of the...

Apple tree pruning workshop Sat 11 Feb 10.30-3.30

Sat 11 Feb 2017
10:30-15:30
Apple tree pruning workshop Includes hands on sessions in the orchard. Tea and coffee and a light lunch included

Apple tree grafting workshop Sat 11 March 10.30-3.30

Sat 11 Mar 2017
10:30-15:30
A chance to graft your own apple trees, using our scions and rootstocks. Tea/coffee and a light lunch included.

Orchard day, Sat 8 April 11am-3pm

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
Orchard day -practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing on a different aspect each month, today -orchard planning.

Make a birdbox 8 April

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
8 and 20 April Make a birdbox 11am-3pm Help us make bird boxes to enhance the habitats in our woods and orchards *(normal admission applies)

A hop, skip and a jump into Spring trail

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
From Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April (closed Tuesdays 11 and 18) A hop, skip and a jump into Spring 11am - 4pm Follow this family wildlife trail around our woods. *(Normal admission applies)
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History

View of Acorn Bank house.

From the Knights Templar to the National Trust 

Learn about the long, fascinating history of this special place, from the 13th century through to the present day.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Places to stay

Bank wood holiday cottage bedroom at Acorn Bank

Take a break in the beautiful Eden Valley 

Escape the hustle and bustle with a break in our holiday cottage, which is a perfect place to relax or to call 'home' when exploring Cumbria.