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Learning Fields CIC, "a centre for wellbeing", Cumbria



Learning Fields is a Community Interest Company (CIC) offering educational and environmental opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

"A centre for wellbeing", Learning Fields allows individuals or groups to observe and enjoy the countryside in a safe environment that can be exclusively theirs during their visit. Learning Fields is based at Nag's Head Farm which has 10 hectares of grassland and woodland - a perfect setting for a wide range of outdoor activities, a kitchen garden and greenhouse, and a modern indoor classroom attached to toilets and accommodation. Everywhere has been designed to be accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

"We are home to a wide range of plants and wildlife, including animals and amphibians and you are welcome to try various organised activities throughout the year, or use the facility to organise your own activity."

Latest News & Events

Willow CraftArt in Nature Workshop
Wed. 29th May 2019 10am to 12 noon
Suitable for people of all ages & abilities
8 per person; all materials supplied & light refreshments



Thursday April 18th 2019 4:30pm to 6pm.
Children under 12 years, come and have fun in the outdoors at Learning Fields CIC - hunt for Easter treasure and make Pasche eggs for rolling.
8/child including refreshments.
(booking essential by Wed. April 17th)


During Dementia Action Week 20-26th May 2019,
Learning Fields CIC are holding a Dementia Open Afternoon. This is an event for people with
dementia, their families, carers or people who work with them to drop in to Learning Fields CIC and see the supported opportunities available at our 1 to 1 Support Sessions.


Next year's Burns Night Ceilidh will be held on Sat. 25th January 2020 at Appleby Public Hall,
dancing to the Eden Valley Ceilidh Band.
Hope to see you there!

Ernie's Shed is a fully equipped workshop available for hire by community groups/individuals to run sessions requiring space to work on a project or to facilitate their own workshops.
For more info & to check availability contact:
Alex Chalmers on 017683 53860 or email alex@learningfields.co.uk


Sessions with 1 to 1 Support Provided are on

every Thursday 2-4pm in Ernie's Shed, headed by Gordon Cooke.

Outdoor Fun Halloween 2018A fun night was had by all at Learning Fields Halloween Woodland Treasure Hunt!

Looking forward to 31/10/19!

Zombie Arm! Halloween 2018Post Treasure Hunt Feast - Halloween 2018

If you're looking for family activities check out Learning Fields CIC on Facebook
and @LearningFields on Twitter to find out what's going on!

Access For All

Although Learning Fields is on a working farm with some rougher and uneven terrain, we can ensure that our less mobile visitors can 'access all areas' through the use of a vehicle especially for this purpose.


Learning Fields Community Interest Company does not have to generate profits for shareholders, but simply has to benefit the community. Our charging policy is to cover costs and a contribution towards training and investment in the future. As each visit is individually tailored to your needs on that day, prices can only be confirmed after agreement.


Alex and Douglas Chalmers

Alex and Douglas Chalmers

Students Feeding Sheep

Students Feeding Sheep


A Clay Mask

The Bookmark Tree

A girl drawing 


Contact Alex Chalmers at Learning Fields now.   Tel: 017683 53860   Email: alex@learningfields.co.uk