Rookhow Bunkbarn, Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria LA12 8LA

Call Sue Nicholls on 07557 919879


Of the beaten track, Roohow Bunkbarn is a hidden gem, situated in the Rusland Valley, close to the heart of the Lake District. This small beautiful hostel has its own glorious 12 acres of woods where you can have a bonfire or explore the woodland walks. Close to Coniston and Windermere and on the edge of the Grizedale Forest Park with its trails and sculptures, Rookhow is the perfect base for walking, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing and all outdoor activities as well as quiet retreat, relaxation, study and artistic pursuits. Converted from the stables of the nearby historic Quaker Meeting House which is available for conferences, seminars, workshops and as an extra sleeping area (BYO mats and bedding). There are three sleeping areas in the bunkbarn, a kitchen/dining area, a cosy wood stove and picnic tables outside. Groups requiring extra meeting/sleeping space can hire the the Meeting House for an additional £50 per night. Plenty of private parking. Inn with food 2/3 miles. Nearest supermarket 20mins. Electric heating and wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included. Current groups include yoga and mindfulness retreats, mountain bikers and Forest Schools training. Many of our guests return year after year. It's also a special place for extended family celebrations and meet-ups of friends

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: in 3 rooms + camping.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £250 (min 2nights). Plus £50 per night for Quaker Meeting House. Camping extra: £10 adult, £5 child.
  • Booking:

    Please book online.
  • Directions:

    Post code - LA12 8LA. Grid Ref - SD 332 895. From M6: Follow A590, signs for Barrow. Leave A590 at Greenodd (A5092) junction and follow sign for Workington for ½ mile. Take minor road to right signed Colton / Oxen Park. Continue (through Oxen Park) for 2 miles. Rookhow is on the left (big white building).
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Grange-over-Sands, Cark and Ulverston. (11 miles, approx £25 by taxi).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page and the Hostels with Camping map.

It has availability at February Half Term and Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Rookhow Bunkbarn

Fancy a dip? Near Lake District Rookhow Bunkbarn

January 23rd 2020

A bit chilly now perhaps, but in the Summer there are plenty of lakes near Rookhow Bunkbarn for a bit of wild swimming.

Come and stay in our 16 bed bunkbarn with extra group space in the historic Quaker Meeting House next door. £300 per night 2 night minimum at weekends. Taking bookings now for the Summer when the water will be a bit warmer!


MAY HALF TERM adventure base in the Lake District

January 6th 2020

Rookhow Bunkbarn, a fantastic base for mountain biking, wild swimming, canoeing and hill walking. Available May half term 22nd-28th May

Near Grizedale mountain bike trails, wild swimming at High Dam (2 mile walk), Coniston and Windermere closeby and beautiful walks straight from the bunkbarn. Eat outside on tables crafted from our own oaks, toast marshmallows on the campfire and enjoy some special time with your family and friends with 12 acres of woodland to yourselves.

Late Availability

FEB HALF TERM in Lake District woodland wilderness

December 30th 2019

Rookhow cosy 16 bed bunkbarn is available at February half term.

Close to Grizedale cycle trail, Consiton and Windermere, set in its own 12 acres of ancient woodland. More group space for hire in the Quaker Meeting House next door. Large communal space, outside seating area, campfire and plenty of space to play. Rookhow is currently available for most of February so book now before the word gets out!

Late Availability
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