Visitors are permitted to enter the sheepfold sites
by the owners of the sites. Cumbria County Council does not own
any of the sheepfolds. Visitors enter the sites at their own risk.
Please note that some folds are working folds and visitors are advised
to wear robust footwear and outdoor clothing as appropriate.
Wet or icy weather can make fields and stones on sites muddy and
Sheepfold sites are in rural locations and present physical challenges
for most visitors. East Cumbria Countryside Project, on behalf of
the County Council, has undertaken an access audit of sites to grade
accessibility for all visitors.
This information will be disseminated in various ways including
In the meantime, blind and visually impaired people are advised
to visit folds accompanied by a friend or personal assistant.
The following folds have been identified as the most accessible
for wheelchair users although none of the interiors of the folds
are fully accessible.
Whilst every care has been taken in the production
of this website, Cumbria County Council cannot accept liability
for the consequences of any errors or omissions it may contain.