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Revised use of the Lodge due to COVID-19 :

The safety of our guests, staff and community is obviously very important to us.  In order to comply with the guidance around social distancing, enhanced cleaning and other measures that are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID 19 we have adapted how we offer the Lodge as accommodation for guests.

The Lodge is open to bookings for stays for up to 12 people from up to 2 households/bubbles. This gives the opportunity for 2 families to book a break together and enjoy the fantastic Peak District National Park.  Social distancing and hygiene within the accommodation is the responsibility of those staying and is why we are only renting the unit to two households/bubbles who know each other and book together, or to one family to have sole use.

This use of the Lodge is currently on offer until the end of October 2020 both midweek and at weekends.  If you are interested in using the Lodge in this way during November or December please get in touch.

What’s included?

Customer will get sole us of the building including:

  • Kitchen and dining room.
  • Toilet and washroom facilities.
  • Four bedrooms – two with 5 beds and two with 3 beds.
  • Outside seating area.
  • Parking adjacent to the building.
  • Use of the small grass area behind the building for relaxing and games.

Shared use of the games field may be possible, but social distancing between groups must be in place.

What’s not included?

  • Use of the lounge (due to cleaning requirements).
  • Use of a Thornbridge BBQ (due to cleaning requirements).
  • Use of the wider site.
  • Cleaning of the accommodation during your stay.

Our low ropes and climbing boulder aren’t usually available to groups that aren’t being instructed by a Thornbridge Outdoors staff member, and it is especially important in the context of COVID-19 that they are not used by visiting groups.

Arrival and departure times:

To allow time for enhanced cleaning of the accommodation between guests please:

  • Arrive after 4pm on your arrival day.
  • Depart by 9am on your departure day.

Price and booking:

To book the Lodge as outlined above is £207.90 per night, including VAT.

Changeover days are Monday and Friday.

Minimum booking periods:

  • September and October – a minimum booking period of 3 nights midweek and 2 nights at weekends.

To book the Lodge please email stating the dates and accommodation that you are interested in and we will reply as soon as possible.

Bookings are confirmed by return of an emailed booking form and online payment via a link that you will be sent.  Please note that emails will be checked each morning Monday-Friday.


Please see the availability calendar on the main section of the page below.

If the Lodge is booked for the dates that you are looking for you may wish to book our Farm House, Woodlands accessible lodge, 2 The Woodlands cottage or camping.


We are not offering instructed activities to residential guests at present, but the centre is superbly located for self-led biking and walking adventures amongst other things.

Bookings beyond October 2020:

The content below is unedited from before the COVID-19 outbreak as we hope to return to being able to allow larger groups to make the most of the Lodge.  If you are interested in booking the Lodge in November 2020 or beyond then please get in touch to discuss the options.

The Lodge accommodation building is situated centrally on our site and sleeps 38 (including 6 staff/group leaders).  This gives you a fantastic base to access everything the Peak District has to offer with direct access to the traffic free Monsal Trail from our site.  The building has 9 bedrooms, all named after local edges, with a mixture of bunk-beds and single beds.

Bedrooms (Sleeps 38)

  • Two bedrooms, Gardoms and Burbage, each sleep 3 people and have wide doorways for wheelchair users.
  • Two bedrooms, Derwent and Froggatt, are typically used by visiting staff and each sleep up to 3 people.
  • Four bedrooms, Millstone, Curbar, Stanage and Birchens, each sleep 5 people.
  • One large bedroom, Longstone, sleeps 6 people.

Accommodation Features

The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped with catering size utensils, freezer, fridge, large catering cooker, grill, small microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and a pantry.  A double door from the dining room leads to the BBQ and outdoor seating area (large charcoal BBQ available, please bring your own charcoal), making eating outside a popular option.  We have a high chair and a travel cot available to use, please let us know at the time of booking if you need either of these.

The Lodge Lounge has comfy furniture, an LED TV and Blu-ray player. The TV can be connected to laptops – ideal for sharing photos of your day’s activities. Wi-Fi access is enabled in the Lodge.

The Lodge has a separate drying room with heating and an extractor fan.

There are male and female toilet and shower rooms.  We provide a duvet and duvet cover, pillow and pillow case, fitted sheet and a blanket (you will have to make up your own beds), but please bring your own towels.  The building is centrally heated with a Hive heating control system.

The Lodge is all on one level and has a separate accessible toilet/shower room, making it suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.

When planning your visit you may find the following useful.

Please note that no dogs are allowed on site (except for assistance dogs).  The maximum number of people that can stay in the accommodation building is 38, regardless if they are a child or an adult.


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If the Lodge is booked, have a look at our Farm House accommodation that also sleeps 38.

Arrival days are normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm.  If you wish to arrive earlier than 4pm for activities or a meeting please contact us.

Departure days are normally Wednesday and Friday by 10am; Sunday by 5pm.   As on arrival days, activities and meeting spaces may be available on a Wednesday or Friday if you wish to stay onsite later – please get in touch to discuss the different options.

Arrival and departure times are different for school groups, please see the Residential Visits page for more details.


We have a single price for each accommodation building. This means that you book the whole Lodge solely for your own use, no other groups are sharing the space with you. You have the flexibility to bring up to 38 people (or a smaller group is fine… you’ll just have more room!).

Prices below include VAT and apply until 31st March 2021.

  • Weekend / Mid Week (2 nights) – £1,560
  • Bank Holiday Weekend (3 nights) – £2,340
  • Monday-Friday (4 nights) – £3,120

If you would like to stay longer than 4 nights or would like to book additional meeting rooms / spaces, please contact us.

Accommodation for school groups is priced differently to the above, as activities and equipment are included.  Please see the Residential Visits page for more details and price lists.

Outdoor & Environmental Activities

Why not hire an instructor to lead some fun activities while you stay here?  If you’d be interested in this and want to find out more, please enquire at the time of booking.  Hiring an instructor is subject to availability.

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