Dalehead Bunkhouse is located in EdaleValley in the DarkPeak area. It has been used as group accommodation for over twenty yearsfor many different groups and activities. Some people have been visiting Dalehead each year for the past two decades; some have only just discovered it.
Surrounded by green hills, fields and fresh air it is an idyllic place, perfect for a relaxing break or energetic walking holiday in the Peaks. Dalehead is ideal for school trips, families and friends, working holidays and volunteers and due to the particularly dark skies above nearby Mam Tor, it is also great for visiting astronomers. The wood burner in the living room is perfect for a cosy night in and the seclusion and lack of technology means a perfect change from hectic everyday life.
After two decades the furniture and facilities were badly in need of an upgrade and so a project has recently been underway to refurbish Dalehead, as well as to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the whole building. As well as improve kitchen and bathroom facilities have been improved, dated furniture replaced, and it now sleeps up to 20 people. In addition there is now a family orientated bedroom / dormitory so we can cater for more varied types of group as well as still providing for our regular group bookings.
The refurbishment project is now complete and with only a few finishing touches to make the Bunkhouse is quickly being booked up. If you would like to stay at Dalehead please contact us either by phone on 01433 670368 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of the 13 full-time countryside staff in the Dark Peak, there are now 3 graduates from Keele University!
Shane Bates, Senior Warden graduated in Biology and Geology in 1979; Jonathan Leyland, Estate Worker graduated from the same course in 1985; and Kait Jones studied Biology and Maths and graduated in 2003. It is interesting that we all did Biology.