Townfoot Barn sits halfway down the hill that makes up the Northern side of the Troutbeck Valley. It is a traditional farming area, with Town End Farm – a National Trust farm – grazing the famous local breed of sheep – Herdwick – in all the fields around the Barn. It is a very lush valley, with plenty of beautiful native trees, birdlife and other wildlife, including red squirrels and deer. It is particularly spectacular in Autumn, when the colour of the trees is changing, but each season provides a different beauty and the mist rising from the river on a sunny winter morning is also spectacular.