About YHA Edale

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Fully refurbished activity centre

For outdoor adventures in the heart of the Peak District National Park, look no further than YHA Edale Activity Centre. This large country house, set in its own woodland/moorland grounds on the flanks of Kinder Scout, has a unique combination of wildness and accessibility.

Three separate buildings ensure that exclusivity requirements are met whilst the remainder of the site is very much designed with groups in mind – leader rooms are optimally positioned and there are drying rooms, classrooms, meeting areas and outdoor activity sites in abundance. A games room and free WIFI are available to all and all meals can be provided in our dining room with stunning views over the hills.

Nationally famous walking itineraries, cross country mountain bike routes and road cycling challenges all start and finish at our door and the caves, crags and lakes that we use as our outdoor learning venues are all within easy reach of our fleet of minibuses.

Every aspect of our provision is carefully designed to enhance a group’s learning potential and the overall quality of the experience. Education groups, regardless of age, ability or experience will benefit from the fact that our activity programmes are bespoke and devised in collaboration with group leaders.  Whatever fully inclusive package is chosen, whether Action Adventure, Multi Activity or Alex Rider, the specifics of activity, venue, content and style are constantly adjusted to optimise all learning opportunity – our returning groups know that it is this attention to detail that makes every experience at Edale memorable and significant.

On-site activities can include archery, high ropes course, orienteering, tower climb/abseil, team building exercises and hill walks/navigation challenges. Off site, our numerous venues ensure the optimum locations for climbing, abseiling, canoeing, caving, raft- building and weaselling, and include themed gritstone or limestone days that combine several activities in one experience.

Our in-house provision means that every morning, afternoon and evening is filled with fine-tuned activities whatever the agenda. Primary schools appreciate the friendliness and accessibility of first encounters, secondary pupils will realise the full value of their experiences in the course of the session review and sixth form/college groups can be given targeted challenges and outcomes to enhance their confidence and ability to succeed together. We pride ourselves on providing accessible adventures for all - any group can add on any amount of activity input to enhance their stay and our accommodation and most activities are accessible to groups or individuals with significant learning and/or physical disabilities.

For other groups the potential is huge. Walkers can enjoy the comforts of a superbly positioned base and simply walk from the door into open access land and days on either mountain bikes or road bikes straight from our driveway, but with dedicated cycling facilities and a licensed bar to look forward to on return. All the locations and attractions that make the area one of the most visited in the country are close at hand and we are happy to advise our guests in achieving a great day out. Our conference and meeting facilities are a great start to a corporate ‘away day’ (add an intensive day of team building exercises) or a club meet (add a day of skills training) or simply a gathering of friends or family (add a bespoke led walk or other activity experience) who are keen to explore the great outdoors and get away to it all.

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Classrooms
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

Stay from

FULL
BOARD

£30.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

HALF
BOARD

£24.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

B & B

£19.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

"Great" - 87%

Customer Satisfaction based on 168 scores

2 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards, please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Edale has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award
102301
YHA Edale
We could not fault your staff, they were fantastic at all times - thank you.
Pulham Primary School
YHA Edale staff
The instructors were very good with the children and made the sessions very enjoyable. The climbing instructors were excellent in dealing with our disabled guide. The hostel is in a wonderful position and all staff were very helpful and friendly.
1st Dore Guides
YHA Edale Exterior
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Packages available at this hostel

Edale Alex Rider

Alex Rider Spy Academy

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Test your pupil's mettle with this spy training

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Spy Academy package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Weaseling
  • Archery
  • Survival skills
  • Night hikes
  • Gadget design
  • Code cracking
  • Observation skills
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Edale Action Adventure

Action Adventure package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£154.50

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Amazing adventures in the great outdoors

Amazing adventures in the great outdoors don’t come much better than this. Our Action Adventure packages are designed to make the most of the natural world around us and as a result they really take the challenges up a level.

Activities

  • Caving
  • Weaseling
  • High ropes
  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Leap of faith
  • Night hike
Find out more
Edale multi-activity

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.

Activities

  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Edale

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Edale Adventure

Prices from

£40

per person*

(+VAT)

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Coasteering
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
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YHA Edale

Rowland Cote, Nether Booth, Edale, S33 7ZH
OS Map:110
OS Grid Ref:SK139865
Latitude:53.376148
Longitude:-1.791024
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