At-a-glance details

  • Dates17 April 2019 to 24 April 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Farming, Rural skills
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19JTV131
  • AccommodationWasdale Annex Bunkhouse

About Fell farm experience

Find out what life is like on a working farm during lambing season.

Join in working on a Wasdale Head fell farm at the most exciting time of the year – lambing season. This is a basic, general introduction to life on a fell farm where you’re sure to gain plenty of new skills. Your work will cover most aspects of a working farm; you could be doing anything from working with the sheep and lambs, to carrying out traditional Lakeland tasks such as dry-stone walling. Where possible, there will be opportunities to learn about and help out with lambing the Herdwick ewes. 

About the accommodation

The accommodation is spread over two floors consisting of a lounge/dining area with a log burner, a small kitchen and two areas consisting of five rooms. Outside you are 70 yards from the shore of Wastwater and there is plenty of outdoor and informal garden space. There is access to our boathouse and rowing boat less than a mile away. 

Notes for guests

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

Not suitable for pregnant women due to handling of livestock.

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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