English bunkhouses : bunkhouse in the Yorkshire Dales


West End Outdoor Centre, West End, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4BA

Situated amidst stunning landscape overlooking Thruscross Reservoir in an AONB on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this self-catering centre offers excellent facilities for up to 30 people in 9 bedrooms with bunk beds. The centre is fully centrally heated. Accommodation is in small dorms of 2 to 6 beds and the leaders’ en suite accommodation has dining and lounge facilities. The main kitchen is well equipped with a 4-oven Aga cooker, two fridges and a freezer, together with all the cooking utensils and equipment. There are 4 showers, 4 hand basins and 4 toilets. There are no extra charges for heating, lighting and hot water. Ideal for team building courses, schools, Scouts, Guides and family parties etc. Located only 12 miles from Harrogate and Skipton, 30 miles from the City of York. Managed by the owners for 20 years. All groups must be accompanied by an adult (25+). Pets welcome on prior arrangement. If you wish to stay until 4pm on the Sunday this is possible for an extra charge of £75 (depending on incoming groups). No stag or hens.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
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or call Hedley or Margaret Verity on
01943 880207

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Rooms & Beds:

30: 4×2, 3×4, 1×6, 1×4 en suite


All year. Flexible.

Price per night:

Sole use: Fri +Sat £375, Fri+Sat+BH £1100. Midweek £240 per night (min 2 nights). 4 nights midweek: £780, 7 nights £1250. £5 per dog pn.


Advisable at weekends


GR 146 575. Leave A59 at Blubberhouses, signed West End 2.5 miles. Do not turn off, centre is on left side.

Public Transport:

Nearest train stations are at Harrogate and Skipton, both 12 miles from the hostel. Taxi fare from either station would be approximately £22.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement and is available to individuals.

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Group Activity Base

Group Activity Base

If you’re looking for a well equipped base for a group activity, you’ve found it!

As its name suggests, West End Outdoor Centre, up there on the moors above Blubberhouses near the Yorkshire Dales National Park,  specialises in large groups keen on outdoor pursuits. In their own words on their website “the accommodation is particularly suitable for Family Parties, Walkers, Ramblers, Cyclists, Youth Groups and School Parties. Management Training Courses are also catered for and the remoteness, yet convenience, of the Centre, makes it a perfect choice.” The large dining room, conference room help as well! 

There’s a little self-contained unit suitable for small groups or families as well.

It is right on Thruscross reservoir which hosts all manner of water sports for the centre.

So if you’re looking for a well equipped base for a group activity, you’ve found it!

Walkers accommodation on the Six Dales Way

Walkers accommodation on the Six Dales Way

Available to individuals mid week and groups at weekends

The Six Dales Way  is a long distance trail across the valleys of  Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale, Colsterdale, Coverdale, and Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   The West End Outdoor Centre near Summerbridge, welcomes individuals midweek and provides walkers accommodation in rooms of 2 to 6 beds.  There is a self catering kitchen, dining room, lounge area and drying facilities.  Groups of walkers are always very welcome.

Contact West End Outdoor Centre:

01943 880207MessageView website