There are some great hostels and bunkhouses in the Peak District National Park. Near to the popular Derbyshire villages of Matlock, Castleton and Bakewell, and close to Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Bunkhouses provide the perfect base for those walking the Pennine Way from Edale, mountain biking on Kinder Scout or climbing on the edges around Grindlow, Stanage, Froggatt Edge and The Roaches. Ex YHA camping barns and hostels provide great self catering accommodation close to the popular Monsal Trail, Manifold Valley Trail, High Peak Trail and Tissington Trial. All great trail for walking, family cycling and horse riding. Watersports are available at Carsington Water and Derwent Reservoir both with bunkhouses close by. Try the Peak Districts hostels and bunkhouses, ideal for holidays in the great outdoors.
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The Reckoning House
The Reckoning House camping barn has been renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation. It is situated on the edge of Lathkill Dale, 3 miles from Bakewell. Lathkill Dale is a nature reserve managed by English Nature to protect a variety of flora and fauna as well as some outstanding geological features. Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are all available locally. There are also many local walks including the Limestone Way. It has a
Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre
A mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District. Pindale Farm comprises a farmhouse pre-dating 1340 and lead mine buildings from the 1850s, which have been completely rebuilt from near dereliction. The centre offers 5 different kinds of accommodation. The farmhouse offers traditional bed and (an AGA cooked) breakfast. The Barn has 6 independent self-catering units, 3 of these can accommodate people with certain physical disabilities. The Old Lead Mine Engine House is a self-catering unit sleeping
Butterton Camping Barns Waterslacks and Wills Barns
Waterslacks Camping Barn: This stone field barn provides accommodation in a stunning location. Perched on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley it enjoys breath-taking views of the surrounding hills. A great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don’t mind roughing it! The barn sleeps 15, on sleeping platforms. BYO camping gear. Camping is also available in the surrounding field. Wills Barn: This traditional stone field barn has been thoughtfully converted into ‘Glamping’ style accommodation. This
Royal Oak Bunkbarn
Eat, drink, be merry and stay in a refurbished stone barn with a traditional award winning Peak District country pub on site. The Royal Oak serves fantastic pub grub and local cask ales (Multiple Winner of ‘Derbyshire Pub of the Year Awards’). The Royal Oak has direct access to the High Peak and Tissington Trails which use disused railways to provide easy off road cycling. The area is also ideal for climbing and walking with stone circles and limestone gorges
St Michaels Centre
At the heart of the bustling Peak District village of Hathersage in the Hope Valley. With limitless walking from the door, it is close to the popular Derwent Valley reservoirs, the gritstone edges, Chatsworth estate and the caverns of Castleton. The Hope Valley train line and a good network of bus routes pass through the village making it possible to explore the area without a car. Providing high quality, warm and welcoming accommodation for groups, the centre can accommodate
Foundry Adventure Centre
Foundry Activity Centre has 2 units, Kinder; 31 beds and Howden; 21 beds, they can be combined to provide total 52 beds. With easy access to all parts of the Peak District National Park, the centre is an ideal location for outdoor activities and touring, welcoming a wide range of groups including schools, universities, corporate, clubs and large families. The spacious centre includes; comfortable lounges with a library, TV and wood burning stove, equipped kitchens and dining areas, four bathrooms
Thornbridge Outdoors offers excellent flexible group accommodation and camping for family and friends’ gatherings. It has a fantastic location in the heart of the Peak District gives access to wonderful countryside, interesting places to visit and the traffic free Monsal Trail which is popular with walkers and cyclists. There are three self contained accommodation buildings with fully equipped kitchens that can be booked separately or together and sleep 10, 38 and 38.
Homestead and Cheesehouse
These two bunkhouses are situated on a small mixed farm in the middle of Bamford, just 3 miles from Stanage Edge. The Derwent Dams are between 1.5 and 7 miles further up the valley. Castleton is 5 miles to the north, Chatsworth House and Park 10 miles to the south-west. Both bunkhouses have individual bunks each with mattress, fitted sheets and pillow (bring your own sleeping bags), gas central heating and drying facilities. Homestead has 22 beds in...
Ilam bunkhouse is located in an 18th century stable block which originally formed part of the Ilam Hall Estate. The estate is now managed by the National Trust and the bunkhouse sits within the grounds of Ilam Park. Ilam bunkhouse provides high quality group accommodation for up to 16 people. There are 3 bedrooms with bunk beds, with each bunk provided with a locker, night light and plug socket, there is also a hand basin in each room. There is
Peak District Holiday Barn
This extremely impressive holiday barn with 6 bedrooms comfortably sleeps up to 24. Situated in the heart of the Peak District, perfectly positioned for large groups to stay together and celebrate: wedding parties, family re-unions, birthdays, stag and hen parties, walking holidays etc. Also perfect for corporate residential or team building courses. Converted to an extremely high standard while retaining many of the barn’s original features. Fully insulated with double glazing and central heating throughout. 6 bedrooms including king sized
Dalehead Bunkhouse is a renovated gritstone farmhouse on a working hill-farm at the remote head of Edale Valley. Providing basic but comfortable accommodation heated by log burner supplemented by infrared radiant heat. There is a kitchen with fridge/freezer, a lounge, dining room and plenty of parking. Visitors must bring their own sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Edale is a very popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, hang-gliders or for just enjoying the magnificent scenery. It lies between the
Upper Booth Camping Barn
‘We found it - the most beautiful site we’ve ever encountered’. Upper Booth Camping Barn is located adjacent to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. It is possible to hire the barn and additional pitches on the campsite. There is space for cooking and tables for eating. Toilets, handbasins, washing up sinks and showers are shared with the campsite. Upper Booth camping barn is located on a working hill-farm. Walking and biking are available from the farm, the Pennine Way
Underbank Camping Barn
Located on Blaze Farm, a dairy farm, café, ice cream parlour and pottery painting studio on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. This lovely little barn overlooks the Wildboarclough Valley and is close to the stunning viewpoint on Shuttlingsloe Fell. The barn provides the perfect, simple base for walking, climbing, fell-running and mountain biking in and around in this beautiful landscape. The sleeping area is on the first floor, with the living area and a kitchen area
Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses
Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses are located in the heart of the stunning Peak District countryside. Situated on a working hill farm which dates back to the 16th century, the barns are close to the start of the Pennine Way and offer easy access to Kinder Scout. A short walk away is the village of Edale with a village store, two pubs serving food, railway station and Moorlands Info Centre. This is ideal walking country, with a network of footpaths direct from
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses are situated a mile northwest of Hathersage, on a family-run mixed dairy farm which makes its own ice cream. The bunkhouses are 2 miles west of Stanage Edge. Other popular climbing and walking areas are nearby. Castleton is 6 miles up the Hope Valley and Eyam is 6 miles southwest. Each bunkhouse has dormitories with individual bunks or mattresses on the floor. There is some sleeping space in the sitting rooms and room for camping outside. The bunkhouses
Edale Barn Cotefield Farm
This field barn at Cotefield Farm overlooks the famous Mam Tor and is at the start of the Pennine Way - great for walking holidays. The high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley are also within easy reach. Cotefield farm has been family run as a sheep farm for 4 generations. Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn or “stone tent” with a basic sleeping platform and a small communal living area with a table and benches. Adjoining
Sheen Bunkhouse is a newly converted barn in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. Comprehensively equipped, it offers a large TV lounge, well equipped self-catering facilities and two bunkrooms with wash basins.Toilets and showers are conveniently located for both rooms. Passing close by the barn, the Manifold Valley Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail provide easy access to beautiful countryside, ideal for families and cyclists. Dovedale, the Upper Dove
Shining Cliff Hostel
With its own crags, streams, lakes and over 100-acres of mature woodland, the hidden Shining Cliff Hostel has nature on its doorstep. The hostel is ideal for groups wishing to enjoy time away in a peaceful woodland setting. The entrance porch, with space for hanging coats and boots, leads into the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. The well equipped kitchen, has a 6 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and water boiler. The dining area
John Hunt Base
Remote but easily accessible, the John Hunt Base is a converted 18th century hill farm in the Upper Derwent Valley. Walks from the door through woodlands onto the high moors and to the Derwent reservoirs provide some stunning views across the Dark Peak. On site there are picnic areas, playing field, a climbing boulder and wildlife garden. Suitable for quiet retreats as well as a base for adventurous outdoor pursuits.
Barn Farm Barns and Campsite
Barn Farm is in the village of Birchover with fine views over the Derwent valley. A few minutes’ walk from the farm is Stanton Moor with Victorian stone carvings and the Nine Ladies stone circle. Robin Hood’s Stride and other bouldering and climbing are an easy walk away. The Limestone Way passes by the village and there are two local pubs serving food. Barn Farm has four camping barns - Sabine Hay sleeps 15 in triple bunk beds, Hill Carr
Bushey Heath Farm
Bushey Heath Farm is a family run smallholding in the heart of the Peak District, central to all the popular visitor centres, offering a pre-booking group summer campsite and bunkbarns for up to 28 people in three self contained units. The farm has been developed in an environmentally sensitive way with ground source heating, a wind turbine for electricity and rainwater harvesting for wc flushing, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas. The Hen House bunkbarn has two bedrooms with
The Glenorchy Centre is situated in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is situated on a cobbled street in the picturesque market town of Wirksworth. A few minutes’ walk in any direction will find you in the rolling Derbyshire hills. Close to the High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking and cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering and climbing. Nearby Cromford has the historic Arkwright’s mills and Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups,
Moorside Farm Bunkhouse
Moorside Farm is a 300-year-old farmhouse set 1200 feet up in the beautiful Peak District National Park on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border and approximately five miles from the historic town of Buxton. Sleeping accommodation is provided in two areas, one for 14 - this is alpine style with pine clad ceiling and a pine floor with bunk beds. The second area has 6 beds, also in bunks and is an ideal room for a small group or family.
Alstonefield Camping Barn
Alstonefield Camping Barn is close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, D of E, Scouts, school groups and team building. This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life.
Taddington Camping Barn
Taddington Camping Barn is on a quiet lane in the village of Taddington, between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. Surrounded by limestone hills and dales, there are excellent walks and fine views in all directions. The Barn has easy access to the High Peak, Tissington Train and the Monsal trail. These cycle trails make it the perfect location for cycling holidays or activity breaks. Its an ideal base for school groups and team building events. Chatsworth and
Wandering Duck is a unique fully hosted canal boat experience of 2 or 3 nights on board a 69ft narrowboat. Trips take place around Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire. Come on your own or with friends and join a tour, or charter Wandering Duck for your own private small group (max 8 people). These experiences are very hands on and you’ll be shown how to work the locks and encouraged to have a go at steering the boat, all under the
Peak District hostels and bunkhouses are ideal for holidays enjoying the outdoors.
They often have boot rooms and drying rooms for wet boot and coats and wash down areas for mountain bikes. Self catering is great for a warm cup of tea at the end of a walk and makes a good value holiday. The stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are in the heart of the Peak District whilst other sites such as Hardwick Hall, Keddleston Hall, Sudbury Hall and Lyme Park, Cheshire are just outside the boundaries. Nature lover’s delight in the stunning scenery and unique biodiversity of Dove Dale, Lathkill Dale and Cressbrook Dale National Nature Reserves. Whilst walkers love the challenge of Thorpe Cloud, Mam Tor and Chrome Hill. The Pennine Way long distance footpath starts in Edale whilst the Pennine Bridleway starts at Middleton Top. Other long walks include the Limestone Way and Sabrina Way Bridleway. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes walker through the Derwent Valley World Heritage site heart of the beginning of the industrial revolution.