Humphrey Head Group Hostel, Humphrey Head O.C, Holy Well Lane, Flookburgh, Cumbria LA11 7LY

Call Becky or Susie on 015395 35030

Group hostel and outdoor centre in the Lake District

An historic wooden building in a truly stunning and remote location. Perched on the spectacular Humphrey Head outcrop on the edge of the Lake District overlooking Morecambe Bay, Humphrey Head Group Hostel and Outdoor Centre provides spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of 20 to 66 in small dorms and private rooms. (All groups have sole use). Guests have direct access to the headland and ancient woodlands and can savour stunning views in every direction. The area is an SSSI with crags and historic features so there is plenty for the wildlife lovers and photographers. With both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park a short drive away it is a perfect base for exploring these wonderful areas too. There's a large self catering kitchen and dining room with seating for everyone. A veranda lounge overlooking the bay is perfect for a relaxing drink after a busy day. And for those summer evenings there's a BBQ area, outside seating and campfire. Ideal for family gatherings, schools, reunions, clubs as well as hen and stag weekends, a whole range of outdoor activities can be organised for you. The Outdoor Centre has been providing activity holidays for school groups for many years and is run by qualified teachers. It holds AALA, AAA and LOtC certificates. Catering can be provided by arrangement and well behaved dogs are welcome. Camping also available.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    66: 3x8,3x6,5x4,1x2,1x2 sgles
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use: Groups up to 20: Mon-Fri £1860, Fri-Sat £1260. 1 night £900. Please enquire for larger groups.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by e mail or by phone
  • Directions:

    From Kendal or M6: Drive to large roundabout with A590 and A6. Head down the A590 towards Grange-over–Sands. At the Milnthorpe roundabout take the first exit towards Grange. Follow the road through Grange along the prom road following signs for Allithwaite. Keep following the road past Allithwaite through a narrow section of road, immediately after this you will find a left turn sign posted Humphrey Head. Follow this road over the railway then bear left following the road for nearly a mile. You will see a sign for the centre on your left. Turn up the drive way over the cattle grid and park on your right just after the gate. From Ulverston Barrow and the west: Head along the A590 towards Haverthwaite. Take the turning into the village and follow the road through the village. Follow this road for around 6 miles until you come into Flookbrough. Turn left and then right past the square towards the caravan park. Follow this road and take the first left opposite the Cartmel sticky toffee pudding factory. Follow the single-track road for nearly 2 miles, bearing right at the fork, until you see the centre on your left. Turn up the driveway over the cattle grid and park on your right just after the gate.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train station is at Cark (3 miles) and the nearest bus station is at Grange-over-Sands (3 miles).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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A Stunning Residential Base in the Lake District for Schools

September 14th 2019

With our own residential base, minibus transport and fantastic instructors, Humphrey Head is ready to create a magical adventure the way a residential experience should be. Operated by Mere Mountains, with 25 years of Outdoor Education experience, the programmes are run entirely in the surrounding natural environment.

Humphrey Head residential’s are driven by the exploration of the Lake District environment spending little time within the centre grounds. We have the headland, limestone pavement, ancient woodland, fossils and the largest lake in England to play on. We make these environments central to our programs – who wants to stay in the grounds?  Humphrey Head Centre has up to 66 beds, a large dining room and commercial-grade drying room, making it an ideal base for our residential programs. Humphrey Head is also available for hire as group accommodation, whether fully or self-catered. The centre is a comfortable and an easy stay for visiting leaders with comfortable beds, a professional caterer and individual leader’s rooms. Remoteness from the town, exclusive use and inspiring location makes running fantastic residentials easy to manage.

Humphrey Head Group Hostel on the southern edge of the Lake District

Iconic Outdoor Activity Centre offers wonderful holidays/weekend breaks

May 21st 2019

Perched on Humphrey Head overlooking Morecambe Bay in the Southern Lake District, this 66 bed hostel has it all! Remote & private with the sea below & mountains behind, surrounded by wildlife & nature. Dog friendly and with a whole range of exciting outdoor activities available on & off site if you want them. Perfect for school groups, youths groups, reunions, large family gatherings and stag and hen weekends.

Groups of 20 to 66 have the place to themselves.  You can either self-cater or opt for a catered package.  Humprhey Head just might be the answer to your holiday dilemma.  Join forces with friends and family,  kids and adults alike will have a holiday to remember.  However it’s not just families who will find Humphrey Head the perfect place to stay.  Schools, clubs, reunions of university friends, groups wanting to celebrate together (including stag and hen weekends), youth groups, those on meditation or well being retreats (and more besides) all find Humphrey Head ticks all their accommodation needs.  And the icing on the cake is that dogs are welcome too.

Humphrey Head Group Hostel on the southern edge of the Lake District
Humphrey Head Group Hostel near the Lake District and right by the coast

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