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

Call Hedley or Margaret Verity on 01943 880207


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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 4x2, 3x4, 1x6, 1x4 en suite
  • Open:

    All year. Flexible.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use: Fri+Sat £385, Fri+Sat+BH £1100. Midweek £240 (min 2 nights). 4 nights midweek: £800, 7 nights £1300. 1 night midweek £300. £5 per dog
  • Booking:

    Advisable at weekends
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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Accommodation for Cyclists Walking Festivals School Groups


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from West End Outdoor Centre

West End Outdoor Centre will remain closed for now

July 24th 2020

This may change later in the year.


Otley Walking Festival, June 22nd to June 30th 2019

June 27th 2019

It’s back again and bigger than ever – the fabulous Otley Walking Festival! Enjoy the last weekend of sun bathed walks in wonderful Wharfedale

With 55 walks and events, there really is something for everyone. Favourites like the Six Dales Trail, Cakes and Ale, Walking with Wine. New themed walks – Poetry in the Park, The Otley Print Round, On The Beat in 1957, Lost Industry of Upper Washburn, A Geolly Fine Walk, Railway Pioneers Walk – too many to mention! And a full evening programme of entertaining themed walks and events.  A great opportunity to enjoy all that Otley and the wonderful Wharfedale environment have to offer. You can be sure of a warm welcome from our Walk Leaders and the chance to meet other friendly folk.

The West End Centre provides ideal group accommodation just 8 miles from Otley.

Otley Walking Festival in Yorkshire walking country

Yorkshire Moors Group accommodation available for August Bank Holiday

July 20th 2018

The West End Centre sleeps 30 people in 9 rooms and has special bank holiday offer of £1000 for 3 night sole use.

The West End Centre is set in a remote and stunning landscape overlooking Thruscross Reservoir in an AONB on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  It is particularly suitable for Family Parties, Walkers, Ramblers, Cyclists, Youth Groups and School Parties. Management Training Courses are also catered for.  The large dining room is great for large family meals and celebrations.   The centre is right on Thruscross reservoir and all manner of water sports can be arranged. So if you’re looking for a well equipped base for a family get toegether or group activity, you’ve found it!

west end centre Thruscross Reservoir

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