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For good advice in walking locally, check here.

For the closest weather station (including webcam onto 9 Standards) check here.

Our recommendations for good local walks:

From the door/local;

The easiest walk is down to the beck, about 500 metres North of the Barn; or along the same bridleway to our gate and turbine. En route, views of Blencathra/Skiddaw, Nine Standards and The Whin Sill are all around - and we've now installed picnic tables and benches, to allow you to take in the view in comfort! Good local weather forecast here.

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  • Hannah's Meadow, Balderdale  - through the North Pennines AONB, a UNESCO Geopark. Watch out for Shackleborough en route, a spectacular oddity, and AONB Hay Time projects.
  • Rey Cross Roman Marching camp
  • Maiden castle
  • Tan Hill

Around Kirkby Stephen/the Mallerstang;

Eden Valley

  • High Cup Nick and High Cup Gill - spectacular views down the Gill to the Eden Valley, with the edges of Whin Sill visible, as pictured above from the back door of Sanctuary Barn.


  • Bowlees Visitor centre and High Force, Teesdale


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