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Gowbarrow Hall Farm

We are an upland livestock farm on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. We have a herd of native breed shorthorn cattle, Cumbrian fell ponies and kune kune pigs.
We practice regenerative farming with our livestock, which includes:
- No feed or fertiliser inputs
- 100% grass fed – we are Pasture for Life certified
- Certified Organic
- Cattle are mob grazed with electric fencing in April to November
- All livestock are outside all year round and in winter are on an area that has been rested throughout the growing season.

We also have a small market garden growing vegetables.
We are open to hosting both primary and secondary school groups and are open to discuss with the teachers on what topics they'd like to cover.


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  • Car parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Classroom is available for up to 30 students. We also have a commercial kitchen which can host a smaller number of students, where we can discuss food sourced from the farm.


Fully funded through our environmental stewardship, with a limit of 25 per year. To access the funding, we just require you to fill in a form to demonstrate that the visit has taken place.

What we can offer

  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Cooking
  • Food preparation
  • Forest Schools
  • Growing crops and vegetables
  • Indoor crafts
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Tailored programmes


Other Accreditations

CEVAS Accredited

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