We are surrounded by beautiful countryside teaming with wildlife. Magnificent views are available as soon as you step out of the door and even better ones are a short stroll away. We have open fields, tree lined lanes, heather moorland and quiet tracks and byways fringed with glorious wild flowers, all just a step or two away.
Foxhill Barn is situated within a natural amphitheatre of rolling hillsides. Just yards from our front door you can see foxes, hares, badgers, rabbits and all varieties of bird life all around you.
We have created our own 1.3 hectare area of woodland planted with native Ash, Sessile Oak, Downy Birch, with an understorey of Rowan, Hawthorn, Holly, Bird Cherry and Hazel which is already becoming a magnet for many species. We have areas of wildflower meadow and long grass managed for butterflies, bees and other insects which in turn provides an excellent habitat for hedgehogs and birds. We have Swallows nesting in our outbuildings and if you are luck you may catch a glimpse of one of our resident bats or hear our local owls.
Birding in Bowland Leaflet (PDF 5.5mb)
The best maps for the area are Ordnance Survey OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale, OS Explorer Map sheet OL21 South Pennines and Landranger Map sheet 103.
Beacon Fell Country Park
Lovely walks through conifer and decidous woodlands, fantastic views from summit of hill. Sculpture trail. Tramper trail and tramper vehicle hire for the disabled, bookable in advance on 01995 640557 or 01772 534709. Cafe open 7 days a week throughout the summer serving a variety of beverages, hot and cold food, light snacks, all day breakfasts, sweets and ice creams. The visitor center is a GTBS member. Beacon Fell Country Park leaflet (PDF 1.0mb)
Brockholes is a new nature reserve, with the UKs first floating Visitor Village and is home to a diverse range of breeding and wintering species, and is already one of the finest sites for bird watching in the North West. The variety of birdlife includes Lapwing, Sand Martin and Kingfisher, together with more vulnerable species such as Whimbrel, Skylark and Reed Bunting. The site is also home to badgers, bats, dragonflies and damselflies.
Brockholes.pdf www.brockholes.org Web site
Walks starting at Foxhill Barn by Herbert Moorhouse
MIDDOP and STOPPER LANE
We have many other self guided walks starting at Foxhill which you can borrow during your visit.
Local Walks all starting from Foxhill or close by
Rimington Walk 1 (PDF 511kb)
Rimington Walk 2 (PDF 551kb)
Rimington Walk 3 (PDF 595kb)
Rimington Walk 4 (PDF 556kb)
Rimington Walk 5 (PDF 522kb)
For many more walks see our walking and cycling page