Group self catering accommodation & outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales


Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse, Schoolhouse, Hardraw, near Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LZ

Adjacent to the Pennine Way, on the edge of the picturesque village of Hardraw, The Old School Bunkhouse offers well-appointed, practical accommodation for individuals and groups of up to 26. The two smaller bunkrooms are ideal for families or staff. The large school hall (with games, table tennis, piano, log burner & sofas) and enclosed field are perfect for communal activities. Off road parking, drying room, secure bike storage and bike wash area are all available. Hardraw has a café, inn and the famous Hardraw Force waterfall, whilst the market town of Hawes is a 1.5 mile walk across fields. Andy and Helen, qualified instructors, offer caving, gill scrambling and other adventurous activities for families and groups. Taster sessions, teambuilding, technical instruction or extreme adventure all possible. The perfect overnight stay for individuals walking the Pennine Way. It is also ideal for groups booking sole use for outdoor pursuits, family get-togethers, educational visits and DofE.

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or call Andy or Helen on
01969 666034 Mob: 07546894317

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Rooms & Beds:

26:1×8,1×9,1×6,1×3. 4 mattresses and 2 tent spaces .


All year, 24 hours. Winter (Mid Nov to End Feb) minimum charge.

Price per night:

£15pp, exclusive use £175 – £295. Winter (Mid Nov to End Feb): minimum of 5 persons or minimum charge of £65.


25% deposit to confirm or total fee for 1 night bookings. Group or sole use bookings only on Fri and Sat nights. Short notice may be available.

Ask for:

Andy or Helen


Turn north off A684 approx. 1 mile west of Hawes and proceed for ½ mile. Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse is on the left as you enter the village.

Public Transport:

Trains: Garsdale (6 miles). Little White Bus outside bunkhouse connects with Leeds – Carlisle services. Buses to Bedale & Leyburn from Hawes.

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Vertical Skills Training Course

Vertical Skills Training Course

Are you keen to learn the technical skills required to explore deeper caves in the Yorkshire Dales?

A vertical skills course will run on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May.

This course is aimed at those with some horizontal caving experience who wish to learn to go deeper underground using ropes to descend and ascend pitches. The course will equip you with the skills needed to join in with caving club trips, giving you increased opportunities to explore the subterranean landscape.

The course will definitely run  but we have a couple of spaces left.
Day one: morning
at an srt wall learning skills in the warm; afternoon practising skills in a cave
Day two: descent and ascent of Alum Pot–an open pothole with a depth of 100m


Cost: day 1: £55, day 2: £50

Caving for the slightly more mature

Caving for the slightly more mature

Short breaks of tailor-made adventures in the Yorkshire Dales aimed at older adults who seek a little sociable challenge.

At Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse we have recently begun to aim some of our mid-week provision at older adults, or the ‘slightly more mature’ – on request of many visitors to the bunkhouse. These adventure breaks allow a sociable introduction to new challenges in the fantastic scenic backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Adventurous activities offered are chosen by guests and can be selected from walking, caving, abseiling, climbing or gill scrambling. Participants can choose between 2 and 4 activities during a mid-week adventure break. Our recommendation would be one activity per day as this allows adventure to be interspersed with more relaxing enjoyment of the countryside and the numerous excellent local eateries.

These short breaks are self-catering but opportunities are provided to allow participants to arrange jointly cooked meals and/or meals out at local cafes and pubs. Adventure break participants have sole use of the bunkhouse and no-one will be required to scale ladders to top bunks – unless of course you wish to do so!

Cost includes: bunkroom accommodation (just for adventure break participants, single sex rooms available), a selection of half-day activities chosen by participants (with fully qualified instructors & all technical equipment provided) and provision of information regarding local facilities and self-guided excursions.

Our next mid-week adventure break is scheduled for 20 – 23 March 2017:

2 nights with 2 activities @ £90 per person
3 nights with 3 activities @ £125 per person
Further adventures can be added to your break at a cost of £25 per activity

Adventure breaks focusing on one specific activity can be arranged, please call Helen on 07546894317 to discuss your requirements.

Please note: These adventure breaks require a minimum of 3 persons to take place.

Outdoor Activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Outdoor Activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Adventurous activities available at Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse for bunkhouse guests and visitors.

Add adventure to your stay in the Yorkshire Dales with Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse.

Guests and visitors alike can partake in tailor-made half, or whole, days of caving, gill scrambling, climbing, abseiling, team-building or mountain biking activities among spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Fun, taster, half-day sessions available for families, friends, stag or hen parties. Costs are typically £25 per person for groups of 5 or more.

Full days, comprising 1 extended activity or 2 complementary activities, are suitable for college/youth groups and for those requiring technical instruction or more extreme adventures. Costs are typically £45 per person for a full day’s adventure.

Fully qualified instructional staff and all technical equipment provided.

Please call Helen to discuss your requirements on 07546894317.

Contact Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse:

01969 666034 Mob: 07546894317MessageView website