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


Ernie's Shed will be closed after the session on Tue. 11th July 2017 until Tue. 5th September 2017.

Come & join in when we re-open.

Sessions run every Tue. 1-4pm; 15/session.

Ernie's Shed

(everyone welcome)

Saturday Workshops

Initial workshop - Saturday 9/9/17; 10am-12noon.

Compiling and using a basic toolkit.
Bring along tools you have at home; learn how to use and look after them and any items that would be useful to add to your toolkit.

Small group size, plenty of opportunity to ask your questions.


Subsequent Workshops once every 6 weeks.

To book please contact Stuart Roberts or Alex Chalmers:

Tel: 017683 53860 or e-mail: info@learningfields.co.uk

Let us know any ideas you have for future workshops... what would you like to learn or improve in?

Why not buy something at our gate or from Orton Scar Cafe such as:

Tea Light Holders
Bulb Planters
Squirrel Feeders
Nesting Boxes
Bat Boxes

All made in Ernie's Shed using recycled materials.
Reasonably priced products; helping nature and a local Social Enterprise!


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