John Hunt Base, Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
The eighteen bed John Hunt Base at Hagg Farm, situated between Ladybower and Glossop in the High Peak, offers comfortable bunkhouse style accommodation for groups and families. Ideally sited for hillwalking, mountain and road biking, trail running, photography and sightseeing the John Hunt Base is booked on a sole occupancy basis with catering or self-catering options available. Facilities include a lounge/dining room with TV/DVD, well equipped kitchen, recently refurbished showers and toilets. Sleeping accommodation consists of bunk style and single beds split between 4 bedrooms. There is good wheelchair access throughout. In the grounds are a picnic area, wildlife garden with large fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Adventure activities can be arranged for groups and are led by experienced, highly qualified instructors. On site activities include climbing, zip wire, orienteering, bushcraft and various team challenges. Other activities including caving, rock climbing, stream scrambling, abseiling and canoeing can also be provided.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.
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18: 1 x 8, 1 x 6, 2 x 2
All year. Office, Mon-Thur 8.30am- 4.30pm, Fri 8.30-3.30pm
£289 min 2 nights. Instruction (12 people) from £280 per day.
Advance booking essential.
From Ladybower Reservoir junction take the A57 3 miles west towards Glossop, lookout for a sign to Hagg Farm on the right.
Trains at Bamford (7 miles away) on the Hope Valley Line.
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…If you’re looking for an adventure base, especially if you’ve struggled to find one with wheelchair access…
Hagg Farm is an outdoor Education centre run by Nottinghamshire County Council but based at Bamford in Derbyshire’s Hope Valley. The John Hunt Base within that is a self contained bunkhouse for families and groups. It is in the courtyard at Hagg Farm and is wheelchair accessible throughout.
The John Hunt Base is situated in the courtyard at Hagg Farm and has been refurbished so the whole of the base is wheelchair accessible. The attractive, self-contained unit accommodates up to 18 people in 2-person to 8-person bunk bedded rooms. The Base provides a lounge, TV/DVD, payphone, showers and toilets (adapted for disabled use), drying room, and fully equipped kitchen
The grounds are amazing – as well as a picnic area, fire pit and a wildlife garden, there are also all sorts of adventurous facilities like bouldering and zip wires which can be tries by arrangement with the staff. If your group is feeling adventurous then you can access the same activities as the groups who are brought here. On site that means climbing, zip wire, orienteering, bushcraft and various team challenges. While off-site it includes caving, rock climbing, stream scrambling, abseiling and canoeing.
If you’re looking for an adventure base, especially if you’ve struggled to find one with wheelchair access, then investigate John Hunt.
The John Hunt Base is ideally placed to offer comfortable self catering accommodation for up to 18 people as well as secure storage for cycles. It is close to trails such as Doctors’ Gate, The Hagg Tor Descent, Rushup Edge and The Hope Cross ‘beast’.
For more information about cycling events and dates, check out the cycling festival events page at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk.