Shining Cliff Hostel, Jackass Lane, Alderwasley, DE56 2RE
Call Kate Tuck on 07794 268059
OverviewWith its own crags, streams, lakes and over 100-acres of mature woodland, the hidden Shining Cliff Hostel has nature on its doorstep. The hostel is ideal for groups wishing to enjoy time away in a peaceful woodland setting. The entrance porch, with space for hanging coats and boots, leads into the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. The well equipped kitchen, has a 6 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and water boiler. The dining area comfortably seats 20 people whilst the lounge provides seating and space to relax. 5 bedrooms sleep up to 20 people in bunk beds. Please bring your own sleeping bags. Three bathrooms each have a shower cubicle and composting toilet (similar to airline toilets not holes in the ground!). There are two fire pits available for use. There is a ten minute walk, down a rough track, from the nearest parking area. Paths lead through the woods to the A6 at Ambergate (20 mins' walk) which has a food shop, pubs, buses and trains to Derby. The hostel also has a separate Woodland Classroom, this and the hostel are both available for hire by the day, morning or afternoon, please see the website for more information. The hostel is available on a sole use basis at weekends. Weekdays it is open to individuals, couples or small groups.
Beds & Rooms:20: 1x4, 2x6, 2x2
Price per night:Sole use £280 pn. Individuals & small groups (weekdays only) £15 pp, children (5-15) £7.50, under 5s free.
Booking:Phone or email. Advance bookings only.
Directions:Directions are provided when you book. Sat Navs NOT recommended.
Public Transport:Ambergate rail station (1 mile). Transpeak bus on A6 (1 mile)
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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March 9th 2013
Rather unseasonable for this year the first Saturday in March was a glorious warm cloud free day. The ancient woodlands where we spent the weekend gloried in the signs of spring already showing a hint of the Bluebells that will cover the understory in six weeks or so.Read More
Easter holidays ‘Book-a-bed’ at Shining Cliff hostel, Derbyshire
January 10th 2020
A unique, off-road woodland hostel in the World Heritage Derwent Valley, Derbyshire. You can book a bed in a shared, single gender dorm or book a private room between 5th and 12th April 2020.
Shining Cliff hostel is a fabulous off-road, self-catering hostel, with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and large communal dining, lounge and kitchen area. The hostel is situated within the 100 acre Shining Cliff woods near Ambergate.
There are a huge range of walking routes from the hostel, adventures to be had exploring the woodland, nearby cafes and pubs to visit within walking distance. Good transport links to the Peak District and nearby places of interest such as Matlock Bath and Cromford Mills.
Adults £15/night, children £7.50 per night, under 5’s stay free. Dogs allowed by prior arrangement.
Summer holidays fun at Shining Cliff hostel in Derbyshire
January 2nd 2020
Book-a-bed is back at Shining Cliff hostel from 20th – 31st July!
A wonderful 100 acre woodland setting to base your summer holiday adventures in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
£15 per adult, £7.50 per child, under 5’s stay free and dogs are welcome by arrangement. I am happy to offer other dates if the book-a-bed dates do not fit with your plans, just get in touch by phone or email.
There is masses of exploring and playing to be done in this beautiful woodland, a fire pit to use, a huge range of walking & running routes from the hostel, and beautiful places to explore nearby like Matlock Bath.
Book a Bed at February Half Term
December 23rd 2019
Shining Cliff hostel is available for book-a-bed or book-a-room from 17th – 23rd February. £15 per adult, £7.50 per child, under 5’s stay free. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
Shining Cliff hostel is a great base to explore the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. The woodland setting creates a ‘get away from it all’ feeling, but it is only 30 minutes walk through the woodland to get to the local train station at Ambergate. There is a diverse range of walking options from the hostel and over 100 acres of woodland to explore and play in.