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.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
or call Warden on
01229 860231 Mob: 0794 350 8100
20: 1×9, 1×8, plus extra on bed settees. Also camping.
All year, all day.
From: £16.00, under 16: £8.00. Sole use from £190 (minimum) 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.
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A great base for adventure and a peaceful haven to return to.
The Rookhow Centre bunkhouse (Lake DIstrict) is a little rustic gem. Its tacked on to the side of a 1725 Quaker meeting house which looks exactly as you’d hope it would. White washed stone walls and tiny windows all set within a glorious forest. The hostel is in the converted stables and has the usual dorm-style bunk rooms and shared facilities. But what about that woodland? It’s magical! Rookhow has 12 acres of mature mixed woodland with an orienteering course, bonfire site, and a Yurt hidden away.
Situated in the Rusland Valley, close to Grizedale Forest Park (home of the sculpture park) and halfway between Coniston and Windermere, you couldn’t ask for a more ideal Lake District location. With orienteering, walking, climbing and mountain biking straight from the door, it’s a great base for adventure and a peaceful haven to return to.
Dog Friendly accommodation in the secluded Rusland Valley between lakes Windermere and Coniston,
The Rookhow centre provides dog friendly accommodation and has 12 acres of mature mixed woodland which you and your dog can explore. The Centre does not have a TV, radio, telephone or internet, in keeping with the ‘away from it all’ peace and simplicity of Rookhow. The centre is hidden away in Rusland Valley between lakes Windermere and Coniston, within walking distance of Grizedale Forest, and with the Lakeland fells and lake shores just a few minutes away.
Activities and again activities !
Rookhow Centre is situated in the secluded Rusland Valley between lakes Windermere and Coniston, within walking distance of Grizedale Forest, and with the Lakeland fells and lake shores just a few minutes away.
Enjoy the large choice of attractions :
Local attractions include Hay Bridge Nature Reserve; Brantwood on Coniston; Windermere Lake Steamers; Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and much more !
There are two inns, usually serving food, within 2 miles: The Eagle’s Head at Satterthwaite and The Manor House at Oxen Park.
And that’s not all !
To see all information , go on the website !