The Farm

11 05, 2017

Bluebells put on a stunning show

2017-05-16T08:58:36+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Environment, The Farm|

The bluebells are always spectacular at Thornthwaite Farm, and this year is no exception. The Lake District is renowed for its bluebell woods, these photos were taken at the farm, much of  which is classified as ancient and semi ancient woodland.  Up to 50% of the world’s population of bluebells are found in the UK, [...]

20 09, 2016

Autumn is on its way in the Lake District

2017-12-08T11:34:18+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

This Chestnut tree suggests that Autumn is on its way.  Officially starting on the 22nd September, autumn is a great time of year to visit the Lake District, with the constantly changing scenery and colours of gold, brown & yellow .  There is always plenty to do in the Lake District, here are just a [...]

15 08, 2016

It’s Haytime in the Lake District

2016-08-19T16:35:56+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

Haytime is finally underway here at Thornthwaite Farm in the Lake District.  We don't cut our fields until after the 15th July  as part of our higher tier environmental scheme.  This ensures that any flowers and grasses have seeded, thus continuing the improvement of our traditional hay meadows.  The forecast looks good for the rest [...]

8 06, 2016

Summer in the Lake District

2016-06-08T13:20:16+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Local Events, The Farm|

We have had some lovely warm Summer evenings in the Lake District for the past couple of weeks.  Here at the farm we are getting ready to clip the sheep, who are certainly feeling the heat at the moment, and spend most of the time in the shade of the trees, venturing out into the [...]

1 05, 2016

Bluebells in the Lake District

2016-05-01T16:17:39+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

The bluebells are always spectacular at Thornthwaite Farm, and this year is no exception. The Lake District is renowed for its bluebell woods, these photos were taken in Fell End Wood at the farm, which is classified as ancient woodland.  Up to 50% of the world’s population of bluebells are found in the UK, they [...]

20 04, 2016

Spring Flowers in the Lake District

2016-04-20T17:13:46+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Environment, The Farm|

We have had some great spring weather in the lake District recently, and it looks set to continue. We have been for a lovely walk today in Longfield Wood on the farm, to look at the beautiful primroses which always look so pretty nestled next to the river bank. The bluebells are also just starting [...]

26 11, 2015

New website goes live

2015-11-26T12:28:17+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Accommodation, The Farm|

Welcome to Thornthwaite Farms new website developed by Commendium Ltd.  We love the look of our new website, as well as a complete redesign there are some fresh new photos of the farm, and the self catering  holiday cottages  and  Log Cabin .  In addition, there is an  online booking system which lets you check  availability and book online [...]

19 04, 2015

Lambs galore

2017-12-08T11:34:19+00:00 April 19th, 2015|Accommodation, Local Events, The Farm|

Latest Arrivals Thornthwaite Farm is a working farm with a number of sheep ranging across the area. Our lambing season normally runs from 1 April to 31 May. Most of our sheep are "mules", which are a Swaledale ewe crossed with a Blue Faced Leicester ram. The resultant sheep is then crossed with a Beltex [...]