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. The 38 bed Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre is situated in stunning scenery above Ladybower reservoir in the High Peak. It offers comfortable bunkhouse style accommodation for groups and families. Ideally sited for hill walking, mountain and road biking, trail running, stargazing, and retreats. Lockerbrook is booked on a sole occupancy basis with catering or self-catering options available. Facilities include a large lounge/activity room with log burner, well equipped kitchen, showers and toilets, large drying room. Sleeping accommodation consists of bunk style split between 7 bedrooms. In the grounds there a sheltered courtyard ideal for BBQs and a large sloping field suitable for games. We hold an AALA licence and can provide a wide range of adventure activities for groups including rock climbing, abseiling, stream scrambles, caving and paddling. On-site activities include climbing, high ropes, orienteering, bushcraft and various team challenges. 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    38: 5x2,1x6,1x10,1x12
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    2 night weekend from £880. Single night midweek from £472, 2 night stay midweek from £880. Discounts for youth and school groups.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or enquiry form 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 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 and is available only to groups. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page, the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map and the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme.

It has availability at New Year, August Bank Holiday, Autumn Half Term, Christmas, Easter and May Bank Holiday.


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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