Thornbridge Outdoors, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1NY

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Thornbridge Outdoors offers excellent flexible group accommodation for family and friends' gatherings. In a fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District, Thornbridge Outdoors is a perfect base to access the wonderfully diverse countryside and interesting towns/villages of the Peak District. The Monsal Trail is accessible from the grounds; popular with walkers and cyclists, a flat, traffic free route of 8.5 miles between Bakewell & Blackwell Mill near Buxton. The gritstone edges of Froggatt and Stanage are within easy reach. The Lodge, Farm House, Woodlands and 2 The Woodlands buildings sleep 38, 38, 10, and 4 people respectively. All buildings are self contained, each having its own kitchen and dining/lounge area. The Woodlands and the Lodge are both all on one level and have disabled toilet/shower rooms, making them suitable for wheelchair users. Woodlands also has other accessible features such as hoists and a single profiling bed. The Farm House, a Grade 2 listed 19th century building is characterful with some quirky shaped rooms in the attached roundhouse. The campsite & teepees can be booked along with the Base Camp building that contains toilets, showers, kitchen and dining room. Outdoor activities led by qualified instructors can be provided both onsite and offsite at an additional costs (subject to availability). Additional meeting spaces can be hired with the accommodation.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Whole site: 90 + camping. Lodge 38: 4x5, 4x3, 1x6. Farm House 38: 2x8, 2x6, 1x5, 1x3, 1x2. Woodlands 10: 1x5, 1x4, 1x1. Woodlands Cottage 4: 2x2. Teepees 45: 9x4/5. Plus camping.
  • Open:

    All year, all day, reception Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Price per night:

    Weekend breaks from £252 (Woodlands Cottage), £415.80 (Woodlands), £1,248 (Farm House) and £1,560 (Lodge). Ask for weekday breaks, longer stays, and activity costs.
  • Booking:

    Via website contact form, phone or email.
  • Directions:

    Located between Great Longstone and Ashford in the Water, on Longstone Lane.
  • Public Transport:

    Buses between Great Longstone and Bakewell. Train station at Grindleford (7 miles from accommodation).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Peak Pilgrimage Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only


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Disabled Accessible features of Thornbridge Outdoors

July 14th 2021


If you’re a traveller with mobility issues, it’s very important to make sure your accommodation suits your needs. To make the choosing process as easy as possible, we’ve gathered some details on the accessible features of Thornbridge Outdoors to help you make your decision

Thornbridge Outdoors have a fully accessible bunkhouse known as ‘Woodlands’, which includes the following adaptations:

  • Level access throughout, no steps or stairs and wide door ways for wheelchair access (see room plan for widths)
  • A Maxi Sky remote controlled ceiling mounted hoist system (maximum weight 200kg) with a 2 point loop spreader bar (please bring your own slings) which connects the accessible bedroom to the en-suite shower room
  • An en-suite shower room with a large shower area, Chiltern Invadex TRT3 shower trolley (maximum weight 190kg), adjustable height sink, toilet with grab rails and emergency pull cord
  • Etac Clean shower commode chair & belt
  • Casa Lift 180E electric mobile hoist (maximum weight 180kg)
  • Invacare Accent single profiling bed (maximum weight 145kg) with a Countrywide Healthcare Picara low risk polyurethane foam mattress
  • Emergency pull cord in the accessible bedroom
  • Accessible outside toilet
  • Disabled car parking space right outside the front door

Unfortunately, whilst this building works incredibly well for people with a variety of specific needs, it has not been designed to facilitate independent living for wheelchair users.  It is expected that able bodied group members will be present as part of a group booking the building.

Thornbridge Outdoor Great Longstone Bakewell Outdoor Centre in the heart of the Peak Park

Historic Peak District outdoors centre opens again on 12th April

April 8th 2021

At last we can welcome guests again. We’re taking single households from the 12th April and two households from the 17th May all being well with the roll out of the road map.  Then hopefully we can welcome back large groups from the 21st June.

The Farm House at Thornbridge Outdoors

Marvellous mini breaks at Thornbridge Outdoors

April 7th 2021

There are so many things to fill your days at Thornbridge Outdoors. You might need to stay for a week.

Action packed mini breaks & holidays for all the family

There lots to do for all the family. Exciting outdoor challenges for the kids to gentle walks, sightseeing and shopping for the Grandparents. The perfect recipe for a happy holiday.

Thornbridge outdoors Activity

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Whatever your idea of fun we have a minibreak for you!

April 7th 2021

Some have been known to say that a stay at our outdoor centre a minibreak in itself. Not only do we have historic listed buildings to find your way around, our site is also home to both high and low ropes courses to get your stay off the ground! We’re in the heart of Peak District surrounded by adventure and wonderful scenery to immerse yourself in.

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