Royal Oak Bunkbarn, The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, SK17 9QJ


Situated in the heart of the Peak District with direct access to the Tissington and High Peak Trails, The Royal Oak Bunk Barn offers a comfortable base for groups and families wanting to explore the great cycling routes, walking loops and climbing nearby. You can indulge in the best the Peak District has to offer by way of dales, limestone gorges and prominent peaks.

The Royal Oak Bunk Barn sleeps any number from 1-34 people with both small and large groups welcome. It offers 5 comfortable, clean and private bedrooms, all heated and lockable. Each bed has a comfy mattress, pillow and pillowcase. Duvets can be hired for an additional cost (subject to availability) but guests are welcome to bring their own duvet or sleeping bag. Washrooms are shared with the campsite, there are separate facilities for males and females; both have toilets, sinks and hot showers which are included in the tariff. There is a small communal kitchen with fridge, oven, kettle, crockery and a table with seating for 5/6 people.

For larger groups and those wanting to relax after a day exploring the impressive Peak District landscape, there is an award-winning country pub on site offering a fantastic variety of hearty, delicious meals catering for both small tables and large groups. You can also gear up for the day by taking advantage of the freshly ground local coffee and tempting breakfast options. The Royal Oak also has camping on site with standard, large and super pitches available.

Bookings are taken online only.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    34: 3x8, 1x6, 1x4
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £10 to £15 per person depending on season.
  • Booking:

    Booking in advance by phone or email
  • Directions:

    From the A515 Buxton to Ashbourne road take road to Hurdlow oposite to B5055 road to Bakewell.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest trains Buxton (8 miles). Local bus no.42 (Buxton to Ashbourne) drops off 15 minutes' walk away on A515
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the The Limestone Way map, the Hostels with Camping map and the White Peak Loop.

It has availability at August Bank Holiday, Autumn Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term, Easter, May Bank Holiday and Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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A Peak District bunkbarn in the grounds of an award winning pub

February 27th 2020

What more could you ask for? The Royal Oak at Hurdlow also has direct access to miles of off road cycle paths on disused railway lines and a network of footpaths. There’s even a bike hire facility just down the road.

The bunkbarn sleep 34 in 5 private rooms.  Book a bed, a room or the whole place.  If your group is bigger than 34 then the adjacent campsite can accommodate the extra guests.  Each room has a small kitchen for preparing your breakfast and maybe a packed lunch.  Then for that slap us meal after a busy day exploring the glorious Peak District just a few steps will take you to the cosy bar and a mouth-watering range of home-cooked food.

Royal Oak Bunkbarn. Exterior

The White Peak Loop: Off road cycle trails through the Peak District on dis-used railway lines.

February 13th 2020

From Parsley Hay the Tissington Trail can be followed south through Tissington to Ashbourne, or taken north for 2 miles to Hurdlow. Here, just off the trail The Royal Oak is a welcoming pub with bunkrooms sleeping 8,6,4 and a camp site. The pub specialises in great food with open fires and friendly staff.

The White Peak Loop is a 60 miles loop of car-free cycle path.   The loop is not complete yet, but will link the Peak District’s disused railway lines to the railway towns of Matlock, Buxton and Ashbourne.

cyclist on the white peak loop near Hurdlow

Car free cycle trails across Derbyshire

October 9th 2018

Stay at the Royal Oak Bunkbarn for direct access onto the Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail.

These car free cycle trails cross Derbyshires Moors on old railway tracks, smoothing over the hills with gentle gradients and stunning views. The Royal Oak Bunkhouse has direct access onto the Tissington Trail which travels from near Buxton to the pleasant market town of Ashbourne, passing through the Tissington Estate with is 1940’s sweet shop and estate cafe. The High Peak Trail joins the Tissington trail a few miles south of the Royal Oak Bunkhouse and travels high across the moors dropping down to Cromford near Matlock on three dramatic inclines.

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Royal Oak Bunkbarn. Exterior

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