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


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. With the impact of COVID-19 there are now 2 accommodation units available: The cottage: sleeping up to 6 (3 bedrooms, 2 with single beds and 1 double). This is ideal for a single household support bubble. The Bunk Barn: 2 buildings sleeping up to 12 ( bunk beds). The Bunk Barn is let on an exclusive use only and can accommodate maximum two household support bubbles or a larger single household. You will each be allocated separate dormitories and bathrooms. You will share the large kitchen and dining room but you will be able to maintain social distance more easily here. Over the summer holidays the minimum booking period is for 6 days. We will offer shorter breaks in the autumn. See Lockerbrook's own website for more details.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: Cottage 6 (3 bedrooms, 2 with singles and 1 double). Barn 10 ( in 3 rooms with bunk beds). During Covid numbers over 6 must be from a single household/support bubble.
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Cottage: 3 to 6 nights £330 - £690. Bunk Barn: £550 - £1,150. Depending on Season.
  • Booking:

    Book via the enquiry form on website. Please see the website for more information on our COVID secure policy.
  • 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 Fairholme Visitors Centre with luggage transfer and a picturesque 20 mins 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, 20 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 May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available for Christmas 2021


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
wGroups Only


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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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Family holiday accommodation in Peak District

July 11th 2020

Stay in our simple 18 century cottage at Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre or have more space in our well-equipped bunkbarn this summer.

The cottage sleeps up to 6 persons, with a cosy lounge and log burner. Garden with stunning view over Ladybower. Bunk barn sleeps up to 12. Large well equipped kitchen & dining room/lounge area. Sheltered courtyard and grassy areas. Prices start from £495 for exclusive use.


Wild swimming at Slippery Stones in the Peak District

July 1st 2019

One of the great things about staying at Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre is our fantastic location close to one of the best wild swimming spots in the Peak District at Slippery Stones.

From the Centre you can either run/walk to Slippery Stones or cycle all the way along the beautiful Derwent Valley. There is a large deep plunge pool which is big enough to swim about in. It also has its own natural ‘jacuzzi’ feeding the pool. Bring a picnic and relax in one of the most lovely spots in the High Peaks. This summer we have still have some availability for July/August. The Centre is only available on a sole hire basis. Prices start from £880 for 2 nights and include bedding, excellent large social space with log burner, self catering kitchen, drying room and sheltered courtyard gardens. And best of all when you are back at Lockerbrook you will have the best view in the Peaks to yourselves!


On one of the most popular mountain bike trails – Lockerbrook Loop – in the Peak District.

June 1st 2019

Group accommodation close to the Derwent Hope Valley. A comfortable centre with large secure drying room to stash your bikes and gear. Large social space with log burner and sheltered courtyard – perfect for your BBQ overlooking Ladybower reservoir.

The Centre is fully equipped – the new comfy mattresses in our bunk style accommodation come with bedding. All you need to bring is towels and your food.

Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre on Snake Pass.

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