Creative Activities

Painting of a rabbit

Sketching and painting

Inspiration is all around at Nethergill, more than enough for any painter!

With vast open skyscapes and wonderful views there is no shortage of subject matter.

Guests are welcome to use the Nethergill studio to sit and paint or draw the stunning landscapes through the floor to ceiling window.


Nethergill Farm provides some wonderful photographic material for both the amateur and professional alike. 

Wide open skyscapes, dramatic cloud patterns and stunning light across the dales, together with all the flora and fauna make for a huge variety of compositions. 

Willow and Ash Hides

Shelter from the elements and take advantage of photo opportunities from Willow Hide, located down by the river, and Ash Hide, located up on the fell. The bird feeding station in front of the Willow Hide attracts Goldfinches, Red Poll, Redstart, Siskin and Great Spotted Woodpecker.  From the hide you may also see Heron, Sandpipers, Dippers, Curlew and as from June 2016 Red Squirrel - latest footage -

Hides can be used exclusively at a cost of £50 per day, please ring 01756 761 126 or email for more details -


Photo of a Redstart by Simon Phillpotts

A photo of a Redstart by Simon Phillpotts

Painting of a running dog

Inside the river hide