Cows, Flowers and Walling

South Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Staff and volunteers repairing a dry stone wall
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria Staff and volunteers repairing a dry stone wall Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates29 August 2020 to 5 September 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20JTP191
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Bunkhouse Acland

About Cows, Flowers and Walling

Have a go at walling and look after our wildflower nursery to support our nature conservation efforts.

This holiday will be based at or around our land at High Lickbarrow Farm in Windermere and other parts of the wider area. The farm, acquired in 2015, is a haven for wildlife, showcasing farming and conservation working well together, while supporting the herd of rare Albion cows. You will help support this work through repairing dry-stone wall boundaries, putting in infrastructure, and helping out in our tree and wildflower nursery.

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner.

Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Steel capped boots and waterproofs are recommended, if the weather is nice there are plenty of nice swimming spots in the local area. We can recommend local walks and attractions for your day off if required.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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