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

Call Jo Holliday or Jason Lock on 01433 651412


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 for groups of 15 to 38 with with stunning views across the valley to Derwent Edge. The buildings are arranged around a courtyard. Sleeping is mostly in the East Barn with bunks in two large dorms and five twin rooms with all bedding included. The farmhouse has a large kitchen and dining area, ideal for groups to self cater, or catering for your meals can be arranged at the time of booking. The West Barn has an enormous activity room with lounge area, a splendid wood burning stove, plenty of seating and two full-size table tennis tables. All the rooms are centrally heated and fuel is included in the overnight fee, including kindling and logs for the stove. Bedding is also provided, as are tea towels and washing up liquid. Situated on the dramatic grit stone moors of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, the centre is ideal for outdoor activities. Close to Higger Tor for climbing, bouldering and abseiling. Wild terrain on the doorstep for hill walking and mountain biking. Qualified instructors can be pre-booked for the above activities and stream scrambling, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, raft building, caving and team building, Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre has all the required documentation and an AALA licence in place for school groups. It also provides simple camping for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expeditions. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    38: 5x2,1x6,1x10,1x12
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    2 night weekend from £880. Single night midweek from £472 for up to 28 people.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email.
  • 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

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available only to groups, has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the ideal for retreats page and the Hostels with Camping map.


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
wGroups Only


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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!

Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre on Snake Pass.

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