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

Call Sue on 07557 919879.


Rookhow Bunkbarn, (formerly Rookhow Centre) is situated in the Rusland Valley, close to the heart of the Lake District. This small beautiful hostel has its own glorious 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 £50 a day on Mondays to Thursdays (£100 per day if hired without the bunkbarn). Plenty of private parking. Inn with food 2/3 miles. Supermarkets 15 mins or will deliver. Electric heating and wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    16: in 3 rooms + the Meeting House and camping.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £250 (minimum 2 nights). £50 for extra meeting room. Camping: £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 4½ miles. Rookhow is on the left.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston. (11 miles, approx £25 by taxi). A seasonal bus service sometimes operates - check with the warden.
  • 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', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and is on the Hostels with Camping map and the walking festivals page.


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

‘3 FOR 2’ 3 nights for the price of 2 this Autumn & Winter @ Rookhow Bunkbarn in the Lake District

August 30th 2019

Mid-week Mon-Thu Autumn & Winter 2019 (excluding Christmas & New Year period).

So £500 for 3 nights, 16 bed cosy & comfortable bunkbarn with 13 acres of woodland to yourself, that’s £10 each per night! Weekend spaces too.

Tel Sue Nicholls 07557 919879

Valid Until March 2020
Quote ref: ‘3 for 2’

3 for 2 offer at Rookhow Bunkbarn
Special Offer

A cosy bunkbarn with extra space for workshops or group activities

August 26th 2019

Rookhow Bunkbarn in the Lake District has a large hall which can be hired alongside the bunkbarn. Perfect for many uses, from music making to yoga, parties to seminars & extra sleeping to the 16 bunks.

With the uncertainty of good weather, even in the summer months, renting Rookhow Bunkbarn together with its neighbouring Quaker Meeting House hall makes a lot of sense.  You can organise all manner of workshops, group activities, seminars and celebrations in the knowledge that you have a warm dry venue whatever the weather!  If your group is more than 16, then some can  also sleep in the Meeting House.  (BYO mats and bedding).

Rookhow Bunkbarn, Nr Grizedale, Lake District.

13 acres of undisturbed woodland with campfire to yourselves.

August 20th 2019

Rookhow Bunkbarn in the Lake District  has its own ‘Quaker Wood’, a hidden gem, brimming with wildlife. A haven to explore and play or just ‘be’. What better reason do you need to stay?

There’s a woodland trail, a climbing tree,  a hidden yurt (not usable at the moment) and an upturned boat. You are free to use the woods. Many groups use the woods for workshops such as mindfulness, foraging and forest schools’ training. Families and friends enjoy it as an undisturbed place to spend time together.

Rookhow Bunkbarn, Nr Grizedale, Lake District.
Rookhow Bunkbarn, Nr Grizedale, Lake District.

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