Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth, 3 Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7EA

Call Mark Jones on 07979 864472


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. 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 affiliated child, youth and adult groups from registered charities and organisations who seek to practice outdoor pursuits. Other quiet groups are welcome once they have visited the centre and spoken with the bookings officer. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen with large cooker and dishwasher, 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 and a grassed play area and garden. Details of local caterers are available if required. BYO sheets & duvets/sleeping bags. Pillows and pillow cases provided. Dogs welcome.

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 12 noon or earlier by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use only. Adults £20pp, 12-16yrs £15, under 12s £10. Min group size 20.
  • Booking:

    Use booking form on centre's website. Booking to be confirmed by non 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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the map of accommodation for school groups.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
rDisabled Access
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

The Boarshurst Centre in Saddleworth has not re-opened

August 25th 2020

We don’t expect to re-open in the foreseeable future. Check back for updates.

Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth group hostel for out door activities close to Manchester and the Peak District

Lots of weekend availability this Summer for groups at this Peak District Hostel

June 8th 2019

Boarshurst Centre is one of the Peak District’s best kept secrets. Situated on the northern edge of the Peak District yet just 12 miles from the centre of Manchester with hourly direct trains, it has been loved by the few that know about it for years.

Now this 32 bed hostel has joined Independent Hostels and we can tell the world about this hidden gem.  Run by volunteers as a not for profit organisation, it offers well appointed & great value accommodation to affiliated groups, charities and organisations wanting to do outdoor pursuits.  Quiet private groups who are happy to visit the building before booking & introduce themselves are also welcome. With lots of availability this summer including many weekends The Boarshurst Centre may well be the answer to your accommodation problems.

Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth group hostel for out door activities close to Manchester and the Peak District
Boarshurst Centre Saddleworth group hostel for out door activities close to Manchester and the Peak District

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