The High Birks, located in the Duddon Valley, is near the tiny village of Seathwaite in the southern part of the Lake District. It is an old working farmhouse dating back many years that enjoys idyllic peace and seclusion coupled with magnificent views and outstanding walking and hiking opportunities directly from the doorstep.
Having resolved to purchase the property, the school’s PTA managed to raise the agreed price of £35,000, mainly from people who had experienced the benefits that the school had gained from having the Birks. The fundraising was so successful that a small surplus was generated above the asking price, which was used to carry out some larger scale improvements.
The High Birks is owned by The Grove School, Market Drayton. During the Summer term, Grove pupils attend the Birks to learn teamworking skills, participate in hikes and enjoy a break away from technology.