Our Story

With our love of camping, the fells and most importantly - peace and quiet, ‘Once Upon a Fell’ was born

https://www.woodstockrecruitment.co.uk/Once Upon a Fell

We are Pam and Dan Lloyd. Along with our two children and menagerie of animals, we are very proud to introduce you to our eco-responsible glamping and camping site in Cumbria: adjacent to Farleton Knott SSSI and Hutton Roof Crags SSSI. With private pitches aimed at very small groups and families, our site offers true off-grid escapism.

Being outdoor enthusiasts who love making the most of all that our natural surroundings have to offer, we hope to share with you our passion for this beautiful part of the world.

Busy running Eco Home Supplies, our eco-responsible household supplies venture, and Woodstock Recruitment where we work with forward-thinking innovators in chemistry, we had the opportunity to support the diversification of Whin Yeats Farm: a dairy and hill sheep farm which has been in the Burrow family since the 1940s.

With our love of camping, the fells and most importantly – peace and quiet, ‘Once Upon a Fell’ was born – offering small scale, quiet, eco-responsible glamping and camping in the South Lakeland region of Cumbria. What’s more, we wanted to offer our customers their very own private space in which to enjoy the quiet surroundings, allowing you to really relax and take it all in with a backdrop of beautiful views from the edge of the fell.

Our sites are designed with privacy in mind and our booking policy discourages large groups. We offer a bespoke camping experience based on an appreciation of the natural surroundings and a desire to create unforgettable holidays.

The surrounding fells are well known for walking, hiking, climbing and mountain biking enthusiasts, nestled between the Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales and Silverdale & Arnside AONB, our site has the benefit of numerous places to explore, whilst avoiding the crowds that the Lake District attracts.

Whin Yeats Farm

Once Upon a Fell is one of three unique holiday stay offerings on our family farm in Cumbria: we are three sisters, all with our own visions for creating off-grid, relaxing spaces for guests to enjoy. We work together, cover each other’s holidays, share ideas – you may well see all three of us at some point during your stay!

Big sister Adele runs Kelker Well Roundhouse: with stunning views, your own private space and a wood-fired hot tub, the roundhouse aims to give guests a unique and sustainable glamping experience that rests, relaxes and inspires.

Middle sister is me, Pam! I run Once Upon a Fell (where you are now!) with my lovely husband Dan.

Little sister Jude runs Shepherd’s Crag Glamping along with her husband Joe. They have three tent pitches, two of which are suitable for small campervans. They also have a Touareg tent (sleeps 4) and a pod (sleeps 2-3). Joe is the farm’s resident shepherd, looking after the flock of Kendal Rough Fell sheep. Jude and Joe also create beautiful pieces of wool art using wet-felting techniques: see more at Never Felt Like This Art.

Tom and Claire Noblet are now the resident dairy farmers at Whin Yeats. They milk around 80 pedigree Holstein Friesian cows, which graze on meadows throughout the summer.

Falling milk prices in late 2014 prompted them to look at ways to ensure the future sustainability of their dairy herd and cheese making emerged as a way of adding value to the great milk that they are proud to produce.

The cheese is made in their new dairy, right next to the milking parlour on the farm so the milk is piped straight into the dairy from the cows – natural, creamy and a very low carbon footprint!

bell tents

Our unique, private pitch bell tents are the heaviest duty cotton canvas the UK has to offer. We have placed them on woodchip for added insulation, sourced from our local wood yard, and carpeted them with cosy rugs and coir matting for that added bit of comfort.  The Top Meadow has a furnished bell tent and includes a double bed with a proper pocket sprung mattress for a decent nights’ sleep, and additional double futons and mattresses, providing additional sleeping and seating for families.

Our bell tents are set in their own private grounds, and have their own private composting toilet, gas fired shower, cooking and wash up facilities, with luxuries such as a double hammock to relax and enjoy the views, a firepit, bbq and a generous sized cool box to keep all your chilled items in. Shared amenities, such as fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and charging points can be found down at the campsite, close to our Arctic Cabin,  just a 2 minute walk away.

arctic cabin

Our cosy Arctic cabin is tucked away in its own private garden, with instant access to the fells. True to its name, The Sheep Pen has always been a place we use for sheep and baby lambs, when they are first born in the spring time. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may well see lambs, sheep or the two handsome tups in the field next to you, and with our friendly ponies for company in the field adjacent, you’ll feel right at home on the farm. 

Our cabin is en-suite and sleeps up to 4. 

Outside there’s a Mexican hammock, BBQ/ fire pit, gas cooking and wash up area, seating and a mini allotment. Everything you need for a relaxing stay in nature.

Camping

We offer private camping pitches, from which there are stunning views of Ingleborough and the Yorkshire Dales, the Howgills and Lake District fells. With private toilet and shower, plus an amenities hut housing a fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, cooking and charging points, we have everything a small group or family would need, whilst keeping the peaceful and relaxed environment that we are aiming for.

Our camping fields can take 3-4 tents each, with optional use of our bell tent too, so we’re perfect for groups of families who want a peaceful place to meet up and enjoy the outdoors together.

The Roundhouse

Owned and managed by Pam’s lovely sister, Adele, Kelker Well Roundhouse can just be seen from Whin Yeats Farm, about half a mile away. Offering a truly luxurious, private and sustainable holiday experience for those not quite ready for glamping or camping, it offers the same (and more) home comforts that our bell tents and cabin offer, but with more indoor space and a cosy wood-fired hot tub in the garden!

shepherd’s crag glamping

Owned and managed by Pam’s other lovely sister, Jude, along with her husband Joe, Shepherd’s Crag Glamping is the farm’s old caravan field which is now a fabulous space for camping and glamping. Offering 3 camping pitches (2 are suitable for small camper vans) and 2 glamping units, with beautiful views and access to shared facilities and of course the fells!

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