Group accommodation and self catering hostel near Grizedale in the Lake District


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). There are three sleeping areas, kitchen/dining area, cosy wood stove, picnic tables and BBQ. Groups requiring extra meeting 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 and WiFi available by arrangement. Inn with food 2/3 miles. Supermarkets 15mins or will deliver. Electric heating and wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included.

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Rookhow Centre | Group accommodation and self catering hostel near Grizedale in the Lake District

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Rooms & Beds:

16: in 3 rooms. Camping also available.


All year. All day.

Price per night:

£250 (minimum 2 nights). £50 for extra meeting room. Camping: £10 adult, £5 child.




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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.

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

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