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, TV, board games, vending machines. Self-catering facilities are available in a small kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave, kettle, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. Ideal for simple meals but not equipped for commercial catering. 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. Sleeping bags are available for sale at the bunkhouse. Parking is provided on site. Groups welcome, sole booking available. Sorry no dogs. 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    42: 9x4, 3x2
  • Open:

    All year (closed for refurbishment Jan/Feb 2019)
  • Price per night:

    £12 per person per night.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email.
  • 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, has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route and the IHUK signage page.


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


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News & Offers from Roaches Bunkhouse

Spend your Christmas with up to 40 people you love !

August 12th 2019

The Roaches Bunkhouse provides bright self catering accommodation for groups of 10 to 40 at the foot of this famous Peak District gritstone edge a few minutes walk from Ye Old Rock Inn.

The Roaches Bunkhouse currently has availability every date in December  excluding the 29th 30th and 31st.

If you are planning a midweek trip quote IHUKMidweekOffer to get sole use of this bunkhouse for up to 10 guests for only £120 per night with extra guests welcome at £12pppn.  Weekends are available for larger groups, or two small groups sharing.

The Roaches grit stone outcrop has been worn into fantastic shapes by the weather and guards the entrance to the Peak District.  Close to the market town of Leek, this spectacular grit stone escarpment along the south-western edge of the Peaks is known as the gate way to the Peak District. Famous with climbers and mountain bikers this stunning accessible landscape is ideal for family adventures and walkers too.

The Roaches bunkhouse at Upper Hulme provides self catering accommodation with 12 private bedrooms sleeping up to 42 people.  Ideal for mountain bikers, climbers and walkers.

Discover the unqiue landscape of the Roaches.

The Roaches Gritstone Outcrop
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Roaches Bunkhouse is now dog friendly – bring up to 4 dogs on a sole use bookings.

May 30th 2019

Roaches Bunkhouse is an innovative use of a bright and roomy part of Upper Hulme Mill right at the foot of The Roaches.

Set at the foot of The Roaches, a stunning gritstone escarpment in the Peak District National Park with glorious view,s The Roaches Bunkhouse is ideal for climbers, walker and cyclists. Sleeping up to 40 people in individual rooms of 4 and 2 bunks there is plenty of privacy and a large communal area for eating and socialising. Costing only £12 per person and £5 per dog per night, this fully heated fully equipped bunkhouse provides great value accommodation. Just bring your sleeping bag and food. The Roaches Bunkhouse is in the village of Upper Hulme, close to Ye Old Rock Inn and 3 miles from the market town of Leek.   Dogs are welcome by arrangement only, so please let us know if you are bringing your four footed friend(s).

The Roaches dog friendly Bunkhouse

True North Cycle Hub and Peak Climbing School at Upper Hulme Mill, The Roaches.

May 2nd 2019

You can tell how perfect the location of Roaches Bunkhouse is by the fact that there is a climbing school and a cycle hub in the same Mill complex

Upper Hulme Mill is at the base of The Roaches, an iconic landscape of  gritstone outcrops.  The historic mill is still a vibrant part of the local economy and the Roaches Bunkhouse is not the only small business within its walls inspired by the landscape.

The location of the mill, so close to a climbers paradise, make it an excellent base for the Peak Climbing School, a small business providing climbing training courses for all levels of experience. The courses are ideal as a introduction to climbing or for those looking to improve their climbing skills.   Contact Peak Climbing School on 01538 300174.

True North Cycle Hub is a relaxed friendly hang out, with a Coffee and Cake,  bike repair services and advice on new bike purchases.  Often operated by appointment only so don’t forget to ring before turning up 07540 152657

Last but not least,  The Roaches Bunkhouse provides comfortable, bright, clean and warm accommodation, right by the Roaches,  for £12 per person per night.

true north cycle hub and peak climbing school at Upper Hulme Mill next to Roaches Bunkhouse
Upper Hulme Mill and The Roaches

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