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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Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse | Group self catering accommodation & outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Contact Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

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 + 3 mattresses & 2 tent spaces


All year. All day.

Price per night:

£15pp. Sole use £175?£300. Winter (Mid Nov to End Feb): min. 5 persons or min. 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.


Pennine Way


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.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Pennine Way.

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Outdoor Activities at Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

Outdoor Activities at Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

Experience adventure in the Yorkshire Dales.

Add an adventure to your stay at Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse. Helen & Andy can take your group caving, gill scrambling, climbing, MTB-ing or walking for half or whole days during your visit. Costs start @ £25pp. 

At Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse in the Yorkshire Dales, guests can add a tailor-made half, or whole day of adventure to their holiday. Activities available include caving, gill scrambling, climbing, abseiling, team-building and mountain biking, all among the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Fun, taster, half-day sessions are available for families, friends and for stag or hen parties. Costs are typically £25 per person for groups of 5 or more. Full days, with 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 are provided. Please call Helen to discuss your requirements on 07546894317.

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.

Walkers accommodation on the Pennine Way

Walkers accommodation on the Pennine Way

In the village of Hardraw, the Old School Bunkhouse caters for individuals, families and outdoor activity groups.

Next to the Pennine Way in the village of Hardraw this ideal group accommodation is available to individuals and smaller walking parties for mid week (Sun-Thurs night) bookings. At weekends, sole use for walking/outdoor activity groups provides access to plentiful trails through stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park scenery. Duke of Edinburgh groups regularly use the bunkhouse for training purposes, a pre-expedition base, and staff accommodation during expeditions. Hardraw has an Inn (The Green Dragon), a Cafe and a spectacular waterfall and a 20 minute walk along the Pennine Way reaches the small market town of Hawes.

Contact Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse:

01969 666034 Mob: 07546894317MessageView website