YHA Edale Activity Centre, Hope Valley, Derbyshire for Youth and Schools

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Big rental accommodation in the Peak District National Park for large activity groups

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
YHA Edale Activity Centre, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, sleeps 30-157 in 31 bedrooms.

The Centre is located in its own quiet valley with wooded grounds & open moorland behind. Despite the rugged setting it is still an accessible venue with arrival by train made possible by transfers in our fleet of minibuses.

Accommodation is in three separate buildings, each with it's own leader rooms, toilets/ showers & classroom/communal room ensuring a degree of exclusivity & excellent facilities as a base for activities, studies or both.

Activities, on site, include High Ropes Course, Archery, Orienteering, Low Ropes Course, Team Building Exercises & Tower Climbing/Abseiling.

Hillwalks & Night Hikes can start from the door. Group friendly venues for Climbing, Caving, Canoeing, Weaselling, Kayaking, Abseiling, Raft Building or walking in the limestone dales are quickly accessible using our own minibuses. Environmental input is an integral part of everything we do & can be formalised via the John Muir Award for those that wish to incorporate this into their programme.

Activities can be provided in different formats from one-off sessions as a supplement to the stay through to fully inclusive residential packages that keep participants engaged & challenged morning, afternoon & evening. All programmes are tailored to the specific needs of the group & each session adjusted for those taking part ensuring memorable & inclusive experiences for all regardless of age experience or ability.

The building & the majority of activities are fully accessible to those with a range of learning &/or physical disabilities who, like all participants, are reassured of both safety & quality by over 25 years of experience, a dedicated & experienced staff team plus an AALS license, Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge & an Adventuremark.

The Centre is open all year round for residentials of any duration so for a school residential with any educational/developmental agenda this is a memorable & perfectly positioned venue to widen the horizons of any young person.


Self-catering kitchen and dining area with all facilities is available to a limited number of guests and can be booked for exclusive use by any group.
Seating up to 75 guests with great views and a licence to provide alcohol so that guests can enjoy a drink with their meal.
A quiet, spacious room seating approximately 40 on leather chairs and sofas, with a great view of Lose Hill. Books and board games are available.
One large flat-screen TV is located in the Games Room where the calls of Curlew and Red Grouse provide background music.
A payphone, internet access and WiFi are all available but mobile reception is very limited.
Always accessible and featuring Pool Table, Table Football, Table Tennis, large flat-screen TV, Games Machines and Giant Jenga/Connect 4.
There are no open fires but controllable central heating is provided throughout in all communal rooms and every bedroom.
A wide variety of rooms of all sizes and aspect. Numbers of beds vary between 2 and 12, and many, but not all, have full en-suite facilities.
All bed linen is provided, as standard, on arrival. Towels can be hired.
Each building has a combination of en-suite rooms plus communal showers/toilets, generally ensuring that group leaders have their own facilities.
A number of en-suite rooms are fully accessible to guests with any level/type of disability including those in wheelchairs and the visually impaired.
Cots and high chairs are available. No other specific facilities but every effort is made to accommodate children in the most suitable rooms.
The grounds include Orienteering courses and a Nature Trail, a Low Ropes Course, games areas and lawn with picnic tables. Instant access to footpaths.
No pool on site but famous heated outdoor pool in Hathersage (8 miles), heated indoor pool in Buxton (14 miles). Numerous wild swimming sites nearby.
Large car park on site, accessible to minibuses but not coaches which can park at the bottom of the drive and luggage transferred in our minibuses.
Smoking is only permitted in designated outside areas.
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed on the site due to the proximity of both sheep and ground nesting birds.


The Peak District National Park is the most accessible for most of the population & our central location within it enables day trips to many venues.
Buxton, Bakewell & Tideswell are all famous local market towns within a 30 minute drive & the bright lights of Sheffield only ten minutes further.
Basic foodstuffs & gift items are sold on site & there are small grocery stores in the local villages of Edale & Hope (1 & 3 miles away respectively).
A number of excellent pubs in nearby villages (e.g. The Nags Head in Edale - official start of The Pennine Way) serving meals & numerous local ales.

Booking Information

Prices vary from £8 for a young persons overnight to £337 for a 4 night package of full board accommodation & all activities for a young group member.

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

Getting here

Rowland Cote
Nether Booth
Edale, Hope Valley
S33 7ZH
United Kingdom
Edale station, on the main line between Sheffield & Manchester, is only a mile from the Centre. We will transfer guests, on request, in our minibuses.
Buses from Sheffield & numerous local towns stop in Hope, only 3 miles away.
Manchester Airport is only a 45 minute drive away or can be quickly & efficiently reached by coach or rail.

Rental Rates

Prices vary from £26.65 for a young persons full board overnight to £237 for a 4 night package fully inclusive of full board accommodation & a full programme (including evenings)of outdoor activities.

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YHA Edale Activity Centre, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Nick Willis (Manager)

Joined us: 2012
+44 (0)1433 670 302
Rowland Cote
Nether Booth
Edale, Hope Valley
S33 7ZH
United Kingdom