Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre, Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BJ

Call Clare Thompson / Matt North on 01433 651412

Unique and isolated self catering accommodation.

Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, operated by The Woodcraft Folk, is situated in glorious isolation high above Ladybower Reservoir. With the nearest neighbour over a mile away and exclusive use of the accommodation guaranteed, you can make the Centre your own during your stay. This converted hill farm provides accommodation in two units; the well equipped Bunk Barn sleeps 38 and the cosy Cottage sleeps 6. Both offer breath-taking views down to the Ladybower Reservoir and are a great base to explore the stunning Upper Derwent Valley’s many footpaths and bridleways. Lockerbrook is ideal for schools, family gatherings, reunions and groups of friends. Catering and outdoor activities can be booked if desired.

The Bunk Barn offers cosy, clean and functional accommodation. There's a large well equipped self catering kitchen and dining room, an activity room and lounge area (log burner available for Christmas/New Year bookings!). Outside you can enjoy a large sunny courtyard and lawn area with the fabulous views and BBQ. Perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring the Peak District.

The 18th century Cottage offers simple, cosy accommodation. Facilities include kitchen, dining room, cosy sitting room with log burner, enclosed garden with BBQ and stunning views.

One well behaved dog permitted in each accommodation unit (ground floor rooms only, additional charge).

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    44: B/Barn: 38 (36 bunks + 2 fold-out beds). Cottage Annexe 6: 3 x twin
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    2 nights min. Bunk Barn: £1134-£1540. Cottage Annexe Rooms: £162-£220. Discounts for schools & youth groups.
  • Booking:

    Book via the widget on website.
  • Directions:

    Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre can be found just over a mile up a track from the A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester. It is signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre' and has a rough surface and some sharp and steep corners. Coaches can be met at Fairholmes Visitors Centre with luggage transfer and a picturesque 25 mins uphill walk for the group.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train station is at Bamford (9.5 km away). Buses from Sheffield and Bamford stop 1.5 hours walk away at the Bamford turn off on the A57. In summer there are some buses to Fairholme Visitors Centre, 25 mins walk. If you are arriving by public transport contact the centre to see if they can help with arrangements.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Pennine Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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The Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre is perfect to help children and young people connect with the outdoors

March 21st 2022

The centre is passionate about spreading their love of the outdoors and the planet to the next generation with a large selection of activities in a beautiful peaceful space there is guaranteed to be something that suits you and your group.

The centre is only available to sole use groups, which means it will be all yours and you will have the passionate staffs undivided attention during your stay. The centre will tailor its activities to you and your group to provide the perfect experience that benefits you the most. They provide activities both on site and throughout the stunning Peak district and work with an additional group of experienced freelance instructors to provide safe adventure opportunities for all ages and experience levels.

The sole use and tailoring means any group, not just young people, will find a perfect environment for them, corporate groups are welcome as are special interest groups, for example yoga groups will find a peaceful, remote location to relax and unwind in the gorgeous natural beauty of the Peak district national park.

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The perfect getaway in the Peak District!

August 16th 2020

Stay at Lockerbrook Farm and enjoy one of the best views in the Peak District above Ladybower Reservoir. Perfect spot for walking, mountain biking and trail running.

Sole use bunk barn accommodation high above Ladybower Reservoir. Well equipped kitchen and fantastic social space. Sleeps up to 38 in 7 dormitories.

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Tip, the brave little collie, and her 15 week vigil, on bleak Howden Moor

June 18th 2019

Here is the story of Tip the dog, who stayed for 104 days with the frozen corpse of her master on the hills above the Derwent Dams. Joseph Tagg, the shepherd who got caught out on the moors, used to stay occasionally in a lean-to at the end of the old barn on Lockerbrook Farm. The barn was demolished in the 1970s, but last month one of Lockerbrook’s volunteers rescued a little stone drinking trough and returned it to Lockerbrook to mark the 65th anniversary of the discovery Tip alive and by her masters side. If you bring a group to stay at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre you can visit Tips grave and sleep in a room named after the loyal collie.

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Lockerbrook Farm and the memorial to Tip the loyal collie on Howden Moor
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Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre on Snake Pass.

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