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 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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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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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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News & Offers from Roaches Bunkhouse

Group self-catering accommodation in the Peak District

April 20th 2021

The Roaches Bunkhouse is reopening from June 21st 2021

Sole use of the bunkhouse will be available for up to 20 people maximum for £350 per night.

We can’t wait to welcome guests back to this beautiful part of the country, just a short walk away from the Roaches in the wonderous Peak District. A great location to explore with friends and family, with plenty of walking and climbing routes right at our doorstep.


Self- Contained Accommodation in the beautiful Peak District!

April 4th 2021

The Roaches Bunkhouse is reopening for sole use booking s for up to 20 people from June 21st 2021!

We cannot wait to welcome guests back to the Roaches Bunkhouse!

We are currently taking bookings for sole use bookings of up to 20 people maximum from June 21st.
Please get in touch for booking enquiries between May 17th and June 21st.

The Bunkhouse is a perfect place to rest your head after a long day walking/hiking in the Peak District. It offers basic, clean and affordable accommodation, ideal for walkers and climbers.
The bedrooms are simple and laid out in dormitory style with bunk beds, guests are required to bring a sleeping bag. There is a dining area with tables and chairs, lounge area with sofas and log fire, fully equipped self catering kitchen will be available (Covid restrictions allowing, please be aware this may be closed) , Male/Female bathroom areas with hot showers, plus toilets and wash basins, outdoor BBQ area.

Parking is provided on site free of charge.

Upper Hulme Mill and The Roaches

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

Upper Hulme Mill and The Roaches

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