About Top Thorn Farm

Welcome to Topthorn Farm.

Mark & Diane Barnes and their three children. Shannon, Kayley & Anthony welcome you to TopThorn Farm

TopThorn is a 240 acre Beef & Sheep Farm.

Which is situated only four miles north of The Market Town of Kendal in the beautiful Whinfell Valley with stunning views towards Whinfell Beacon.

Borrowdale, which must not be mistaken for its better known brother in the Lake District, is a good valley for walkers, but so is the Whinfell Ridge which includes the top of Ashstead Fell, Mabbin Crag, Castle Fell, Whinfell Beacon and Grayrigg Common. The beacon is known even by those who do not know its name, for there is a Post Office Radio Repeater Station perched near the summit.  The beacon is not, however, the highest point on the Ridge; it stands 1,544 feet above sea-level.


In the last few years we have been Farm diversifying.

With us converting a 18th Century Stone barn into a New Farm House and Two Self Catering Cottages.The Cottages have been given a Visit Britain 3 Star Rating

We Also Run a Small Holiday Lodge Park .

Which has Availability for 12 Lodges As of Jan 2015 we still have 4 plots available


In 2001 Mark set up Traditional stonework Limited. Son  Anthony now works along side his Dad in the business