Thornbridge Outdoors, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1NY

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Outdoor Centre in the famous town of Bakewell

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 exciting 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 and Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall are a short drive away. The Lodge, Farm House and Woodlands buildings sleep 38, 38 and 10 people respectively. All buildings are self-contained, each having its own kitchen and dining/lounge area. The Woodlands and the Lodge are both 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, a kitchen and a dining room. Outdoor activities led by qualified instructors can be provided both onsite and offsite at an additional cost (subject to availability). Additional meeting spaces can be hired with the accommodation.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    86 in accommodation. 36 in teepees, plus camping. Lodge 38: 4x5, 4x3, 1x6. Farm House 38: 2x8, 2x6, 1x5, 1x3, 1x2. Woodlands 10: 1x5, 1x4, 1x1. Teepees 36: 9x4. Plus camping.
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    W/end: 2 nights: £1363.70 (Farm House), £1705.90 (Lodge) & £545.20 (Woodlands). Ask for weekdays, longer stays & activities.
  • 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 The Pennine Bridleway Peak Pilgrimage Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available October Half Term 2024


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

r Accessibility Info

The Woodlands building has level access throughout, wide doorways, hoists, shower trolley and adjustable heights sinks. ..Click for photos and more


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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.

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Festive Availability at Thornbridge Outdoors in the Peak District

December 4th 2020

Christmas bubbles of up to three familys are welcome to book our self-contained buildings at the heart of the Peak District. All the accommodation have their own kitchen and dining room to cook that festive meal and you get sole use of the building.

In a fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District, Thornbridge Outdoors is surrounded by  diverse countryside and interesting towns/villages of the Peak District. The Monsal Trail goes through the grounds; popular with walkers and cyclists.  The gritstone edges of Froggatt and Stanage are within easy reach.

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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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