Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth, Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EA

Call Mark Jones on 07979 864472

Hostel for groups and families doing outdoor pursuits

Perfectly positioned in the Saddleworth area on the north western edge of the Peak District National Park in the village of Greenfield, Boarshurst Centre has an enviable range of outdoor pursuits on its doorstep. Field studies, fell walking, rock climbing, caving, cycling, pony trekking, swimming, canoeing, sailing, running, angling, orienteering and even llama trekking are all catered for in the area. Yet the Centre is just 12 miles from Manchester with hourly trains from Greenfield station. Boarshurst Centre is a not-for-profit organisation run by the Saddleworth Outdoor Pursuits Association. The 32 bed centre provides well appointed self catering accommodation for child, youth, adult and family/friend groups who seek to practice outdoor pursuits. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen with large cooker and dishwasher, two bathrooms, a main dining/recreation hall with tables and chairs for 32, laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and a separate drying/boot room. Outside there's parking for 10 cars including space for a motorhome, a grassed play area and a small garden suitable for tents. Details of local caterers are available if required. BYO duvets/sleeping bags. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    32: 2x12, 2x4
  • Open:

    All year. Check in from 12 noon or earlier by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    Sole Use. Adult Groups: £450. Family Groups £400. Child/Youth Groups £350.
  • Booking:

    Use booking form on centre's website. Booking to be confirmed by refundable £100 deposit.
  • Directions:

    From Manchester via Oldham - Follow the signs for the A669 all the way to Greenfield, Saddleworth. At Greenfield train station turn right, but keep on the A669 along Chew Valley Road. Turn left at the King William public house along Kinders Lane and then right at Boarshurst Lane. Follow the road up the hill and the centre is on the right. From Manchester via Ashton-under-Lyne - Follow the signs for the A635 until you reach Greenfield along the Manchester Road. As you enter Greenfield you pass the Royal George Public House on the right. Continue along the A635 until you come to The Clarence Public House and mini roundabout. Keep following the A635 signposted to Holmfirth and turn immediately left at St Marys Church at Park Lane until you reach the top. Turn right onto Boarshurst Lane and the centre is on your right. From Holmfirth - Follow the A635 to Greenfield, Saddleworth. Before you enter Greenfield you will see The Clarence Public house in front of you and St Marys Church on the right. Before the church turn immediately left at Park Lane. At the top of the road turn right onto Boarshurst Lane and the centre is on your right.
  • Public Transport :

    Train station in Greenfield (15 mins walk away) with hourly trains to Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks The Pennine Bridleway
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School Groups Accommodation for Cyclists

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth

July availability at historic former school house on the edge of Saddleworth Moor

April 26th 2022

Our beautiful and perfectly formed 32 bedroom hostel (sole use) has plenty of availability throughout July. It is a wonderful time of the year to explore the Saddleworth Moor and villages.

Summer time is a really special time of the year in Saddleworth, with beautiful landscapes at your doorstep. Why not try our 200 year old historic school house that is suitable for large groups and families to enjoy at a reasonable price. We are dog and people friendly and have bunkhouse style accommodation with plenty of hot water and heating. You will have access to your own secluded garden and wildlife area.


Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday Band Contest – weekend of 10th June availability

March 26th 2022

Brass bands, whit walks, food, beer, Saddleworth Villages, weather? – 32 bed hostel still with availability

Have you ever watched the film Brassed Off? – well it was filmed here in Saddleworth. The Saddleworth and Oldham Brass Band Contest is a fantastic event in our calendar. Famous brass bands compete in the various Saddleworth Villages that are within walking distance from each other along beautiful canals and footpaths. The event is totally free. We still have availability for our 32 bed hostel accommodation, just a short stroll to Greenfield Brass Band Context. Why not give it a go – sole use of centre for the weekend. Check out –


Book 2022 accommodation for Saddleworth Events before we get booked up

August 23rd 2021

Book our 32 bedroom, sole use hostel when staying in Saddleworth for its event weekends.

Our Saddleworth Villages will be coming alive once more in 2021/22 with plenty of festivals, summer shows, brass band contests, Yanks weekend! and the Saddleworth Morris Men Rushcart Festival. Our 32 bedroom, sole use hostel has plenty of availability for next year, but make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. At the moment we have availability for the following events:

Saddleworth Show – 19th September 2021
Saddleworth Whit Friday Brass Band Contest – 10th June 2022
Yanks Weekend – August 2022
Wellifest Music Festival- August 2022


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