Thornbridge Outdoors, Great Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 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, 4 people respectively and 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 room, 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. 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    90 + camping: Lodge 38: 4×5, 4×3, 1×6. Farm House 38: 2×8, 2×6, 1×5, 1×3, 1×2. Woodlands 10: 1×5, 1×4 1×1. 2 The Woodlands 4: 2x2. Teepees 45: 9 x 4/5 & camping.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Weekend breaks from £240 (2 The Woodlands Cottage), £360 (Woodlands), £1,164 (Farm House), £1,464 (Lodge). Ask for activity costs.
  • Booking:

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

    Between Great Longstone and Ashford in the Water on Longstone Ln
  • Public Transport:

    Buses from Bakewell. Trains at Grindleford (7 miles).
  • 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, the Hostels with Camping map and the White Peak Loop.


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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Thornbridge Outdoor

October 30th 2018

Comfortable accommodation and a whole range of activities.


I’ve often cycled past Thornbridge Hall, near Bakewell, home of Thornbridge Outdoors, and thought it looked super. My family and I have cycled the rewarding Monsal Trail (one of those old-railway-lines-turned-into-cycleways) many times. It’s a lovely 8 mile easy run up to Blackwell Mill with an ice cream at Miller’s Dale. There’s an old railway station where we sometimes sit to catch our breath, Thornbridge is just there.

There’s the gorgeous old hall itself, spreading its wings wide like paternal protective arms, and the old Farm House as well as the newly built Woodlands and the thoroughly modern Lodge. These last three are the residential bases of Thornbridge outdoor and you can hire some or all of them for your group. Woodlands and Lodge offer fully accessible wheelchair accommodation.

The bread and butter of Thornbridge is big groups using it as a base for courses: School groups tasting adventure; Young people on Duke Of Edinburgh’s awards; Adult outdoor groups; corporate activities. Accredited and informal training is offered including climbing, canoeing, mountain biking – many of which include qualifications and certification.

Of course we’re right in the Peak District here, so as well as the Monsal Trail, you’ve got easy access to the ‘edges’ of Froggat and Stanage; all the wonderful walking and cycling; and some great cave systems too.

If you’re looking for a base for group activities, Thornbridge Outdoor have modern, professional and comfortable accommodation and a whole range of activities on offer.

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Sustainable and accessible group accommodation on the Monsal Trail

August 3rd 2018

Late Summer availability at Thornbridge Hall in the Peak District

The Thornbridge Centre has a range of accommodation ideal for groups of 10 to 90 people.  With accessible and sustainable accommodation options and the following availability for late Summer 2018.

6-10 August – Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10), Camping & Teepee’s
13-17 August – Lodge (sleeps 38), Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10), Camping & Teepee’s
20-24 August – Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10), Camping & Teepees
24-27 August – Lodge (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10)
28-31 August – Lodge (sleeps 38), Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10), 2 The Woodlands (sleeps 4), Camping & Teepee’s
3-5 September – Lodge (sleeps 38), Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10), 2 The Woodlands (sleeps 4), Camping & Teepee’s

The Thornbridge Centre has a range of accommodation ideal for groups of 10 to 90 people.  With accessible and sustainable accommodation options now available in the Woodlands building.  Woodlands stands in mature woodland and has rural views. Sleeping up to 10 people in two rooms with a large flexible main room which can be a living and dining room, a bedroom, or a meeting room for up to 12 people. There are kitchen facilities, an enclosed decking and patio area with seating and 50” wall mounted TV, Blu-ray player. The building has a sustainable build with natural materials, excellent insulation, ground source heat and a water catchment system for watering the garden

Thornbridge Outdoors Farm House

Celebrate Christmas or New Year in the Peak District

July 26th 2018

To many friends and family to fit in your house ? Why not hire a bunkhouse at Thornbridge Outdoors and celebrate in the countryside.

Thornbridge Outdoors has a range of accommodation with self contained bunkhouses sleeping from 4 to 40.  All self catering with dinning areas large enough to seat your whole party.  At the moment Thornbridge Outdoors has Christmas availability in  The Lodge (sleeps 38), The Farm House (sleeps 38), Woodlands (sleeps 10) and the smaller 4 bed unit at  2 The Woodlands.   There is New Year availability at  Woodlands (sleeps 10) and 2 The Woodlands (sleeps 4)

The Monsal Trail goes through the grounds.  It is  is an off road accessible trail  that is ideal for bikes, wheelchairs and push chairs.  Perfect for easy walks on boxing day or New Years day, it  offers a flat route through the glorious Peak District countryside and travels 8.5 miles between Bakewell & Blackwell Mill near Buxton.   Popular with visiting groups is to walk down the Monsal Trail to the Hassop Station cafe, enjoy a drink and some food and walk back

At other times groups can bring their own bike and explore the local area or hire an instructor to lead a bike ride.  Alternatively you can ride down the Monsal Trail with one of our instructors and then abseil off the bridge! . We can offer other activities on and off-site, please check link for more details.

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

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