Barhaugh Hall is set in over 9 acres of land and lies on the Cumbria / Northumberland border in one of the last truly unspoiled rural areas in England. The views over the valley are breathtaking and there is a lot of wildlife living in the area such as deer, red squirrels and hares.
We have great indoor provision at Barhaugh for high activities; an impressive climbing wall, crate challenge and trapeze (also known as leap of faith). Indoor provision means that these high activities can continue whatever the weather so we can run courses all year round for schools.
There are further indoor areas in the grounds for the Dungeon and Piranha Pool; wonderful themed problem solving areas developed by our staff team.
The town of Alston is small but picturesque, with shops, cafes, a garage, supermarket and other amenities. In summer many tourists visit Alston, drawn by its quaint cobbled streets, and proximity to many beautiful areas to walk and cycle.
Alston is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a wonderful area to get away from it all. Penrith and Haltwhistle are bigger towns within commuting distance for staff, and Carlisle, Hexham and Newcastle are all within an hour’s drive.
Dobroyd Castle is set high above Todmorden enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic listed building with wonderful architecture. Todmorden has plenty of affordable housing, shops, restaurants, a market and other amenities including a sports centre. The quirky town of Hebden Bridge is nearby and Manchester and Leeds are easily accessible by direct train links.
Maes-y-Nant dates back to the late Victorian era. It’s name when translated means ‘house by a stream’. Just 35 miles from the Snowdonia National Park and a stones throw from the marvellous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Wrexham is both a launch pad for adventurous activities and a wonderful place to explore in its own right.