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. This converted hill farm provides accommodation in two units; the well equipped Bunk Barn sleeps 38 and the cosy Cottage sleeps 6. Both offer breathtaking 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Bunk Barn: 38 (36 in bunks + 2 fold-out beds). Cottage 6: (2 x twin, 1 x dbl).
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    2, 3, 4 & 7+ nights available. Bunk Barn: £540-£720, Cottage: £96-£180. 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 for Christmas 2021 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022


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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News & Offers from Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre

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.

school group at Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre in the Peak District

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.


Latest Blog about Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre

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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