Roaches Bunkhouse, Upper Hulme Mill, Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TY

Call Emma Baines on 01538 300308


The Roaches Bunkhouse is at the foot of The Roaches, a famous gritstone escarpment along the south west edge of the Peak District. Worn into fantastic shapes by the elements, the rocks stretch for 3 miles with magnificent views over Tittesworth reservoir. The edges provide some of the best gritstone climbing in the country, with famous routes such as Valkyrie and The Swan. Roaches Bunkhouse is an ideal base for climbers, walkers and cyclists, with glorious walks, climbing and cycling from the doorstep in all directions. The rooms are simple with 2 or 4 beds in bunks. There is a communal area with tables and chairs, log fire, DVDs, board games, vending machine. Self-catering facilities are available in a small kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave, kettle, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. Warm showers are available for an honesty fee of 50p plus toilets, wash basins and outdoor area. The Bunkhouse provides mattresses and pillows but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Parking is provided free on site. Groups welcome, sole booking available. Dog friendly for sole bookings only. Roaches Bunkhouse is in the village of Upper Hulme in the Peak District National Park, 150 meters from Ye Old Rock Inn pub, which provides excellent food and draught ales. The Roaches Tea Room is 1/2 a mile away and The Three Horse Shoes, The lazy Trout and The Winking Man are all within 2 miles. Leek, 3 miles away, is the closest town for shopping.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    42: 9x4, 3x2
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £12 pp. Sole Use from £500.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone, email or online.
  • Directions:

    The Bunkhouse is 4 minutes' walk off the A53 between Leek and Buxton, in the village of Upper Hulme. Look for Roach Road and Upper Hulme Mill.
  • Public Transport:

    Bus 16 between Leek and Buxton stops 4 minutes' walk away from the bunkhouse. Ask for Upper Hulme stop.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the map of accommodation for school groups and the IHUK signage page.


cPrivate rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Latest Blog about Roaches Bunkhouse

Peak district climbing with kids

July 1st 2015

On Sunday (with marvellous weather- not a cloud in the sky) we headed off to Burbage Edge to find the perfect route to do some climbing with kids

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Burbage Edge in the Peak District
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A holiday in the Stunning Peak District

September 10th 2020

The Roaches Bunkhouse is accepting bookings of 6 people from different households or more people from the same household/bubble
Just £210 per night with 25% off bookings of 1 week or more

The Roaches Bunkhouse is set in the beautiful Peak District just a short walk from the base of the famous Roaches.
Set in the perfect location for a countryside break with endless walking paths to explore and scenery to admire. There are a few highly recommended local pubs nearby and activities such as climbing, E-biking, paddleboarding, canoeing, Segways and Alton Towers is just 30 minutes from us.

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A triumphant return for The Roaches Bunkhouse

July 3rd 2020

With proper safety procedures in place the Roaches Bunkhouse is proud to announce the reopening of their doors. The magic of the peak district is ready to be explored this autumn.

Breathtaking views for miles around, and plenty of open space for long ambling walks. The peak district lends itself to active outdoor types with no end of hills to climb and vistas to take in. Whether its the stunning sights of lady bower, or the fairytale woodland of Padley gorge theres more than enough to keep you occupied.While times have been strange recently the staff of the Roaches have been working hard to maintain a safe environment for guests. The dedication has payed off with the hostel being certified  by Visit England as good to go.


The Roaches Bunkhouse is set to reopen on July 4th and we can’t wait to welcome you to The Roaches!

June 26th 2020

We have put measure in places at The Roaches Bunkhouse to help keep our guests safe.

We will be taking exclusive use only bookings for 2020 with a restriction upon our usual maximum capacity to allow for social distancing of 1 meter+ to be met throughout the building. All payments and check in will be contactless. We will ensure that there is a gap of at least 24 hours between guests as well as enhanced deep cleaning processes put in place to include any frequently used surfaces such as door handles, chairs and light switches.

Bookings and rates will be taking on a individual basis, please get in contact with your enquiries.

In the event that we are forced to close once again due to Covid-19 all payments for bookings made from July 2020 are fully refundable in this circumstance only.

You can visit our website for more details on the measures we have put in place.

Roaches entrance
Upper Hulme Mill and The Roaches

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