Rookhow Centre, Rusland Valley, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, Cumbria, South Lakeland, LA12 8LA
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/BBQ 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 (available for conferences, seminars and group activities) the three sleeping areas can be rented as private or family rooms. Facilities: kitchen/dining area, cosy wood stove, picnic tables and BBQ. Private parking. WiFi by arrangement. Inn food 2/3 miles. Supermarkets 15mins or will deliver. Electric heating inc and wood burner in the lounge/kitchen.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
or call Warden on
20: 1×9, 1×8, plus extra on bed settees. Also camping available
All year. All day.
From: £18 (U16 £9). Sole use from £225. Camping 1/2 the above. Duvet hire £5pp.
Booking is essential (deposit).
GR 332896. From M6, Junction 36, follow A590, signs for Barrow. Leave A590 at Greenodd (A5092) junction and follow sign for Workington for ¼ mile. Take minor road to right signed Colton / Oxen Park. Continue through Oxen Park for 2 miles. Centre on left. From Ambleside: to Hawkshead, then to Grizedale. Continue beyond Grizedale for 3.5 miles (Satterthwaite – Ulverston Road). Centre on the right.
Trains at Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston. (11 miles, approx £25 by taxi). A seasonal bus service sometimes operates – check with the warden.