St Michaels Centre, Main Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1BB

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At the heart of the bustling Peak District village of Hathersage in the Hope Valley. With limitless walking from the door, it is close to the popular Derwent Valley reservoirs, the gritstone edges, Chatsworth estate and the caverns of Castleton. The Hope Valley train line and a good network of bus routes pass through the village making it possible to explore the area without a car. Providing high quality, warm and welcoming accommodation for groups, the centre can accommodate up to 38 people in dorms with 4 extra beds available in an adjacent cottage. There is a well equipped self-catering kitchen, a dining room and lounge area with TV/DVD and WiFi, a classroom, showers, toilets, drying room and secure parking for up to 12 cars. Shops, pubs, cafés, rail station, bus route, tennis court and an open air heated swimming pool are all a few steps away. Suitable for family groups, friend reunions, training and team building. Outdoor activities, climbing and caving may be available on request. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    38: 2x2, 1x4, 2x6, 1x8, 1x10. Plus 4 in adjacent cottage.
  • Open:

    All year. Office open Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4pm
  • Price per night:

    £23.50pp min, £470 a night, min stay: 2 nights. Activities: £300 per day (max 12 people) + transport cost.
  • Booking:

    Advanced booking only.
  • Directions:

    On main A6187 road just west of junction with B6001. From the station walk uphill to main road and turn left. Alight buses at shops and walk downhill
  • Public Transport:

    The Hope Valley line has regular trains from Manchester and Sheffield. Buses daily to Sheffield, Hope,Castleton, Eyam, Bradwell and Bakewell
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available only to groups, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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School groups are always welcomed at St Michael’s Environmental Education Centre

August 22nd 2019

Situation in Hathersage in the heart of the Peak District, St Michael’s Centre offers excellent activities and curriculum opportunities for visiting primary and special school groups.

St Michael’s Environmental Education Centre provides high quality accommodation and facilities in a historic building in the centre of Hathersage village. Surrounded by the inspiring countryside, hills and gritstone edges of the Peak District National Park. Everyone at St Michael’s is committed to making your stay as enjoyable, fun and productive as possible. The centre sleeps 38 in dorms and private rooms, plus 4 in an adjacent cottage.

St Michaels Centre for school residentials in the Peak District

Perfect for schools, groups, and families!

October 8th 2018

With so much to entertain your kid here in the Peak District, you’ll have a whale of a time!

With dorm rooms accommodating up to 38 people, self catering facilities, and even a classroom/meeting room, your trip will run as smoothly as possible!

St Michaels Centre - self catering - school groups - families - peak district

St Michael's Environmental Education Centre

October 27th 2017

You really couldn’t ask for a better spot for it.

St Michael’s Environmental Education Centre in Hathersage, Derbyshire is in an enviable position. 

If you approach by railway using the Hope Valley line, you’ll leave either Manchester or Sheffield (depending on your direction) and soon hit the countryside. You’d be rattling along one of Britain’s most scenic stretches, with wild gritstone moors, reservoirs and homely dales flying past your window. Pretty soon you’ll be in the village of Hathersage, which has reason to claim to be England’s capital of the outdoors. With a handful of excellent camping/walking/climbing shops catering to those hardy and adventurous ones who want to explore on foot or on pedal the crags and moors, it attracts a rugged class of visitor. Hathersage also lays claim to the birthplace and grave of Robin Hood’s merry henchman Little John – you might choose to visit his grave in the churchyard. Its only a small step from there to what I reckon to be Hathersage’s best feature: the immaculate and picturesque open air Lido. They occasionally open for a night-time starlit swim!

Just on the edge of the town centre is St Michael’s Environmental Education Centre. From the outside it might be a dour Victorian school building, but inside it is a bright and airy residential centre for groups. They offer accommodation only or you could choose to access their adventurous activities for children or adults. You really couldn’t ask for a better spot for it.


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