Mendip Bunkhouse, Cerberus Spelaeological Society, Larkshall, Fosse Rd. Oakhill, Somerset, BA3 5HY

Call them on 08454 750954


Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society's headquarters and offers excellent modern facilities. As well as for members it is available for use by guest individuals or groups wanting accommodation on Mendip. It makes an ideal base for caving as well as many other outdoor activities including walking, cycling, climbing and diving at the Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre, which is very close by. It is also a good base for anyone wanting to explore the Somerset countryside and within very easy reach are the famous tourist attractions of Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge & caves and the city of Bath. The accommodation provides all the home comforts with a large kitchen, dining room, large lounge, drying room, showers and changing facilities. For anyone so inclined the central corridor can be traversed using the climbing holds fitted along the wall. There are four guest communal bunkrooms, with ample space to sleep large groups in comfort. For those that prefer, it is possible to camp. There is a large car park. Access available for 24 hours from 6pm on first day. Key available by prior arrangement. Sole use booking of bunkrooms only by arrangement.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    30+ in 4 rooms (plus camping). Expanding to 50 beds in August 2020.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £10 + 50% for single nights. Minimum of 2 nights at weekends. Enquire for sole use of a bunkroom. Discounts for BMC or BCA members.
  • Booking:

    Advisable. Email preferred, deposit required. Availability on website. Key available by prior arrangement. Sole use booking of bunkrooms possible by arrangement.
  • Directions:

    Larkshall is 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet and 15 miles south of Bath off the A367. At the crossroads in Oakhill take road to Stoke St Michael. Larkshall is about one mile from Oakhill on the right (ST 6505 4720).
  • Public Transport:

    There is a bus stop near the crossroads in Oakhill on the A367. Taxis are available in Shepton Mallet, Wells and Frome
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Land's End Trail and Mary Michael Pilgrim's Way
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Available for Christmas 2021


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Mendip Bunkhouse

Mendip Bunkhouse Reopening Roadmap

March 2nd 2021

Mendip Bunkhouse remains closed for accommodation until 11th April but from the 12th April will begin a phased reopening in line with the Government Roadmap.

From 12th April: Mendip Bunkhouse reopens for one person or one household use. The grounds can be used for camping/caravan/motorhome provided they have toilet/kitchen/washing facilities. The max number of people inside and outside the premises cannot exceed 6 or two households in total. No indoor mixing between households.

From 17th May (earliest): Mendip Bunkhouse reopens to a max of 6 or two households indoors.

From 21st June (earliest): Back to normal.

All the above is subject to the 5 week review periods.

Bookings are being taken now.

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Mendip Bunkhouse Available For Bookings this Winter

October 13th 2020

Cerberus Spelaeological Society have re-opened Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) to members and guests on a limited basis with effect from 1st October 2020. Larkshall is available on a first come first served basis in line with the latest government restrictions. All Government legislation and guidance regarding Covid-19 has been taken into account in producing our operating rules which are available online.

For booking information visit our website.

All users contact the bookings officer directly on 07723006520 or using this contact form.  The booking officer will provide all the relevant documentation.


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Mendip Bunkhouse has Bank Holiday availability

August 18th 2020

See the wonderful Somerset landscape. Cycle, trek or amble your way through the countryside. An ideal place to spend Bank holiday.

Whether its a relaxed  few days walking or an exciting trip to the world renowned Wookey hole there’s more than enough to see in the mendips. Mendip Bunkhouse offers stellar accommodation run by the Cerberus Spelaeological Society. For more info get in touch using the contact form on their page.

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