A Dandy Easter in The Peaks

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Hostels and Bunkhouses
Apr 07

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Upper Hulme is our destination for Easter 2023, located in the South West of the Peaks, harbouring beautiful sights such as Luds Church, Hen Cloud and of course the famous Roaches.  This area of The Peaks also borders the lovely Macclesfield Forest, great gin distiller there btw, offering MTB potential but also great walks.  Blessed with views to the Teggs Nose viewpoint, Manchester Airport and even Joddrell Bank telescope proudly sticking out on the Cheshire plains searching the skies for more intelligent life! 

The Roaches make not only for a great walking area taking in some of the sights above but it is a great and indeed popular climbing location, meaning we may be able to offer some beginner climbing opportunities to those interested.  This is subject to leader availability of course.  To the North West is the village of Flash, the (somewhat undisputed) highest village in GB at 457m above sea level, nearby is the lovely Gradbach Mill once a wonderful YHA of many a great OutdoorLads event but now sadly in the hands of private owners.  

With Easter being right in the midst of spring we should benefit from some wonderful British weather - but the Peaks are known for being beautiful whatever the weather, so we can rest assured in the joy that our bunkhouse has a wood burning stove in the main common space to collapse in front of if the weather is not so kind.  

The bunkhouse itself is fairly typical, its not The Ritz - though it has a modern kitchen and bathroom/shower area plus a spacious dining and separate living space.  Please be aware there is no heating to the bedroom area other than heat from the wood burner.  You will also need to bring a sleeping bag - very important!  The bunkhouse will provide mattress and pillow but no bedding.  A warm sleeping bag or duvet and extra pillows if needed will see you through!

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the world especially if you have not been here before.  We promise good food, plenty of laughs, great walks and other events plus great memories.  So do not miss out on Easter in the Peaks with DAndy!


Roaches Barn Photo - Creative Commons License  - Attributable to Cattan2011 (Flickr)

Roaches and Hen Cloud - Creative Commons License  - Attributable to Alex Bishton

Upper Hulme Photo - Creative Commons License - Attributable to The Roaming Picture Taker (Flickr)

Peak Disctrict Boundary Photo - Creative Commons License  - Attributable to Paul Dixon


The bunkhouse permits up to three dogs, however at the time of writing (28.01.23) all spaces are taken.  All dogs MUST remain in the living spaces and be kept under control and not allowed to roam into the kitchen please.  We may group doggie owners together for sleeping arrangements.  Woof Woof!

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