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

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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 is featured on the following pages
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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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News & Offers from Roaches Bunkhouse

The Roaches Bunkhouse is closed until spring 2021

July 3rd 2020

It is not feasible for us to open with such small numbers and with constantly being forced to cancel bookings and then reopen again. So we have decided to stay closed until things settle down a little.

The Roaches are famous for the breathtaking views for miles around, and plenty of open space for long ambles. The peak district lends itself to active outdoor people 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 there’s 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. We look forward to welcoming you in spring 2021


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

Stags welcome at the Roaches Bunkhouse

March 5th 2020

While a stag do in the peaks may sound odd it makes a lot more sense knowing the huge range of adventure activities nearby.

At Roaches Bunkhouse you’re never more than hour away from some of the thrilling activities that the area has to offer. Many well suited to a stag weekend. Right off the bat Alton Towers theme park is 25 mins away by car. Crazy golf and a waterpark are also available here. Madrenaline activities is only 15 minutes away and has tailor made stag and hen do options. Activities range from axe throwing to a segway safari and obstacle course. The peaks also offer many opportunities to get outdoors and do some physical activity that doesn’t include getting pelted by paintballs (which don’t worry is still an option). Climbing and caving courses are widely available as are brewery tours. All in all not bad for the stag.

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Upper Hulme Mill and The Roaches

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