Run by: Robert & Julie Pickthall
Witb 30 Bunk Berths in rooms of 6 and 4, converted from redundant stables into new Bunkbouses with a modern feel, but maintaining many of the original features, plus lots of room for camping. Mains Farm is situated at tbe foot of the Hartside Pass, the first major climb on the C2C, 63 Miles from tbe start line in Whitehaven. This makes it an ideal first night stop off for cyclists, with the C2C route passing less than a mile from the farm gates, meaning minimum deviation and wasted energy. Less than a mile to pubs and shops in Kirkoswald. Also offering a full package and concierge service for groups of riders, organising transport to and from the start and finish, accommodation, meals and everything in between.
Rate: Bunk and Breakfast: £20 per person. Camp and Breakfast: £15 per person. Bunkhouse bed only: £15 per person (£50 for 4). Camp only: £10 per person. Open all year Pub: 1 mile (free transport provided subject to availability). Dist from route: 0.5 miles from the route. Secure cycle storage Lifts provided to Whitehaven and from station. Free unlimited use of heated shower and toilet block. Maintenance workshop and bike-wash. Drying room and tumble dryer. Communal kitchen and living area. Free transport to the pub (Subject to Availability).
Run by: brothers Alan & Michael Collinson
A busy country pub situated on the lovely village square of Kirkoswald. Popular with locals and visitors alike, renowned in the area for its quality home-cooked food and great selection of well kept real ales. Great place to sample one of the home-made pies and enjoy a pint of local beer. Open every evening and all day at weekends.
Tel: 01768 898284