Low Mill Outdoor Centre, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Licensed outdoor activity provider with dorm accommodation for 40, for youth and school residentials in the Yorkshire Dales

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Low Mill Outdoor Centre, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, sleeps 10-40 in 7 bedrooms.

Dedicated to the development of young people through outdoor education. Real Adventure in the Real Outdoors.
Low Mill is a converted 19th century water mill situated in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The centre is well placed in one of the most beautiful areas in the North of England and provides a great base for outdoor and environmental education, activity adventure holidays and team building activities.

The centre has bunk accommodation for 40 in dormitory rooms each with en suite facilities. The large function room has an open fire and an additional smaller “break out” or quiet room is adjacent, along with the dining room.

School and youth groups usually opt for a fully catered stay for a week or weekend stay with multi activity outdoor sessions included in the package. Activities available include caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, gorge walking. All activity programmes are discussed in advanced and tailored to suit your needs.

Low Mill Outdoor Centre is dedicated to the development of young people through outdoor adventure and holds a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority. This indicates that the centre has been inspected and meets high national standards.

In order to give all young people the opportunity to share the Low Mill experience, regardless of background or ability, a Bursary Fund has been established. Monies from this fund can assist any young person who has financial difficulties, but who wishes to come to Low Mill. Applications forms are available on request.


Fully equipped catering kitchen. There is also a front kitchen area with a fridge, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and water boiler for hot drinks.
Wooden tables and benches can be arranged in different configurations to best suit your groups needs. Serving hatch through to the front kitchen.
Comfy seats in an area with beams and an open fire, a large TV, video and a selection of board games. Also a private separate room with comfy seating.
A large TV and video.
We have free WiFi at the centre although reception is not that strong.
Upstairs there is a games area with a pool table, table tennis table and a chalk board to keep score.
We have an open fire in the lounge area. The centre is powered by biomass offering environmentally friendly heating.
7 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. All beds are bunk beds and most rooms have recently been upgraded. Rooms sleep 14, 8, 6, 4, 4, 2, 2.
Duvets, pillows and bed linen is provided. We do not provide towels.
All bathrooms have a toilet, washbasin and shower. Some dormitories have accessible wet rooms for groups with additional needs.
The centre has been adapted to accommodate disabled guests and there is a lift to the upstairs common rooms. All bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Our centre is child friendly, though we do not provide cots, high chairs.
Mill Gill runs through the grounds of the centre. There is a grassed area to the rear with a fire pit, and a football field adjacent to the centre.
We do not have a swimming pool although Semerwater is a short drive away for those of you interested in wild swimming!
Off road on-site parking.
There is no smoking in the centre. We have a smoking shelter outside for your use.
Pets are not allowed other than assistance dogs by arrangement.


On the outskirts of Askrigg village, which was used for filming the series All Creatures Great & Small. Askrigg is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with three pubs, a cafe and shop.
Hawes 5 miles, Leyburn 12 miles.
A small village shop a five minute walk away. There is a Spar shop in Hawes 5 miles away and a Tesco in Catterick Garrison 17 miles away.
Three real ale pubs and a cafe in the village a five minute walk away.

Booking Information

Different catering options and activity packages available - please enquire. Bookings are usually Monday to Friday or Friday to Sunday, but we can and do cater for different lengths of stay and changeover days. Youth groups - please enquire for package rates. The minimum stay is two nights.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Station Road
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Northallerton 30 miles, Garsdale 13 miles.
There is a bus stop in the village a five minute walk away.
Durham Tees Valley 30 miles, Leeds/Bradford 64 miles, Newcastle 74 miles.

Rental Rates

March to October: Mon-Fri £315 per person; Mon-Wed £157.50 pp; Wed-Fri £157.500 pp; Frid-Sun £157.50 pp. November to February: Mon-Fri £283pp; Mon-Wed £141.50pp; Wed-Fri £141.50pp; Fri-Sun £141.50pp.

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Low Mill Outdoor Centre, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Sally Kingston

Joined us: 2017
+44 (0)1969 650 432
Station Road
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom