Acorn Bank

View of Acorn Bank house.

Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards

Acorn Bank

Things to see and do

Freya Pocklington painting

Freya Pocklington: Women's Work 2 September - 27 November

'Women's Work' is the outcome of Freya Pockington's three month Dorothy Una Radcliffe Fellowship residency at Acorn Bank, in Spring 2016. The 2016 Fellowship is part of the National Trust's programme of activities celebrating 150 years since Beatrix Potter's birth.

Children looking at creatures captured in pots

The forest school at Acorn Bank

Grab the kids and come and join us for a day out in the woods at Acorn Bank. Learn how to cook pancakes on the fire, use a knife to whittle wood, climb a tree and hunt for wildlife with your family. We meet every last Sunday of the month. £5pp email forest.school@live.co.uk to book a place.

Acorn Bank

What's on

Upcoming events

Wild Wednesdays 3 August 1.30-3.30

Wed 03 Aug 2016
13:30-15:30
Wild Wednesdays Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 113/4" - bug hunting, be prepared to be amazed at how much bug life the ancient oaks support.

Wild Wednesdays 10 August 1.30-3.30

Wed 10 Aug 2016
13:30-15:30
Wild Wednesdays Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 11 3/4" - Wild Art, come and be creative in the woods

Orchard drop in day -practical advice on orchards and apple growing 13August

Sat 13 Aug 2016
11:00-15:00
Orchard day - practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing on a different aspect each month, today - tutorial about summer pruning.

Wild Wednesdays 17 August 1.30-3.30

Wed 17 Aug 2016
13:30-15:30
Wild Wednesdays Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 113/4" - Help us cook some yummy treats on our campfire

Wild Wednesdays 24 August 1.30-3.30

Wed 24 Aug 2016
13:30-15:30
Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 113/4" - plant it, grow it, and eat it - come and sow some seeds, that if looked after could provide you with a delicous meal!

Wild Wednesdays 31 August 1.30-3.30

Wed 31 Aug 2016
13:30-15:30
Tick off some of your "50 things to do before you're 113/4" - come and see if you can build a den strong enough to keep the bears out..
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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.