Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre, Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BJ
OverviewLockerbrook 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 10 ( bunk beds). The Bunk Barn is let on an exclusive use only and can accommodate one household/support bubble or a larger single household. From 'Step 4' 21st June 2021 of the Government's current guidance, Lockerbrook Farm will return to hosting up 38 guests (36 in bunks with an additional two on fold-out beds if needed). See Lockerbrook's own website for more details.
Beds & Rooms:Cottage 6: (3 bedrooms, 2 with singles & 1 double). Up to 21/06/21 - Barn 10 (3 rooms with bunk beds). After 21/06/21 - 38 throughout the Barn. During Covid numbers over 6 in the Barn must be from a single household/support bubble.
Price per night:3, 4 & 7 nights available. Cottage: from £300 - £690 per stay. Bunk Barn: £550 - £1,150 per stay. 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 Walks Pennine Way
We’re Good to Go Duke of Edinburgh's Award Retreats Accommodation for Cyclists Camping Accessible to disabled people IHUK Signage School Groups
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022
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Once again you can escape the crowds at Lockerbrook.
May 7th 2021
Lockerbrook Bunbarn, Cottage, DofE field and Outdoor Centre in the heart of the Peak District are all opening up again.
Step 2 (12 April )
Both the Cottage and Bunk Barn can each host one family group or bubble. The Bunk Barn will accommodate up to 10.
Step 3 (no earlier than 17th May)
The Bunk Barn can accommodate school groups, subject to guidance from the Dept. of Education. Our DofE field will be able to host Silver and Gold groups.
Step 4 (no earlier than 21st June)
The Cottage and Bunk Barn can accept mixed groups. The Bunk Barn will be fully opened and return to accommodating up to 38. We are taking bookings for 2021 & 2022.
We can welcome families or household support bubbles to stay with us at Lockerbrook in either our 18th century Cottage or our well-equipped Bunk Barn. We offer piece-of-mind as extra cleaning is undertaken by staff to ensure your stay is ‘Covid-19 Secure’. Find out more here about how we have prepared a safe accommodation for you.
We only hire on an exclusive use basis for each property.
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.
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.Read More