Bretton - Peak District Hostel Weekend

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May 10

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The Hostel

Bretton Hostel (formerly YHA Bretton Youth Hostel) is a private hostel located on Bretton Edge, near Eyam in the Peak District National Park.  The hostel sits at 1200 feet above sea level, within three acres of meadows and small copses and is surrounded by fields, with glorious far reaching views over the gritstone edges and moors of the Dark Peak to the north and the limestone plateau of the White Peak to the south.  

The nearby village of Eyam is actually known as "plague village" given the degree to which it was decimated around 1665/6, with only 83 of its 350 residents surviving.

The hostel provides simple, comfortable accommodation with three bedrooms, a sitting room, fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a washroom block.  A new, eco friendly, timber framed studio has recently been built in the hostel grounds, although I still need to decide what we're going to do with this - suggestions welcome!

Thankfully, the new owner has retained its identity as a hostel and improved it with a focus on its green credentials.  Small but perfectly formed, there is space for only 17 so this will be an intimate hostel where everyone will have an opportunity to get to properly know each other in stunning surroundings.  There is a pub (the award-winning Barrel Inn) within staggering distance.


We'll use the evening to get to know each other, have a few drinks and explore the hostel and gardens.

Saturday Daytime

I'll lead a walk from the hostel of somewhere in the region of 10 miles and of moderate difficulty.  It is quite hilly around here (and the hostel is at the top of the hill) so you should be reasonably fit!

Saturday Evening

We'll enjoy dinner and carry on socialising... perhaps in the grounds if the weather suits or at the nearby pub.

Sunday Daytime

Depending on the mood/weather, we'll probably take in a short bimble before nipping to the pub for lunch for anyone interested.  I'll get in touch nearer the time about booking a table.

Please note that this event is not suitable for dogs. 


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