About Us

WE LOVE IT HERE, YOU WILL TOO!

Welcome to Scalderskew Shepherds Hut

OUR STORY

Hello! We are Leigh, Claire, Rachel and Andrew Whitaker and we are the tenant farmers of Scalderskew farm, a marginal, traditional hill farm in West Cumbria. We moved to Scalderskew Farm in April 2020 (amidst the global Coronavirus Pandemic). Our farm is situated at the top of the Bleng Upland Valley between Blengdale Forest and Scalderskew Wood (around 4 miles north, north east of the village of Gosforth in the western Lake District). The views we have from the farm are incredible and look east across to the summits of Caw Fell, Haycock, Seat Allan and the top of the Wasdale screes in the next valley. As a family we never tire of that view. On the farm we keep traditional native breeds of Herdwick and Swaledale sheep and Aberdeen Angus cattle.

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