About YHA Ravenstor

Packages and bolt-ons available here

National Trust country house

This inspiring location situated between the classic destinations of Bakewell and Buxton is a former mill owner’s home and sits within 60 acres of mature woodland, great for activities and exploring. It’s fitting that just outside our grounds is Bellamy’s Bank, the spot that first introduced David Bellamy to the world of nature, and no visit to Ravenstor is complete without a moment of peace and tranquillity on the Bank.

The hostel itself has 70 beds and a mix of dorm rooms and smaller rooms, ideal for teachers and group leaders. The hostel also includes a games room, lounge, dedicated classroom, drying room and free Wi-Fi.
At YHA Ravenstor we offer a range of educational and adventurous packages, including our Discovery, Multi-Activity, and our exclusive Alex Rider packages. A spy-themed residential where each student will receive a free copy of ‘Stormbreaker’ courtesy of Walker Books Ltd. YHA Ravenstor offers a number of activities on site, and the grounds are perfect for activities such as Archery, Orienteering, Shelter Building, Fire lighting and a number of team challenge activities, or for the more adventurous who are looking to book our Multi-Activity and Alex Rider Classified Mission packages there is great Climbing and Caving locally, not to mention an incredible abseil of a nearby viaduct, part of the Monsal Trail.

The hostel also makes a great base for self-led groups exploring the rich variety of local attractions from show caves to stately homes, don’t forget you can always add on a YHA led or Adventurous bolt-on activity to your self-led stay. We can also offer more curriculum and geography related activities through our partnership with The Peak District National Park.

For non-education/social or special interest groups YHA Ravenstor offers the opportunity to explore deep into the Peak District, great walking, climbing and mountain biking are all available from the door, and the Monsal trail provides an easy walk or cycle straight into Bakewell. You can also end the day with a meal and a drink from our fully licensed bar.

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

Stay from

FULL
BOARD

£29.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

HALF
BOARD

£22.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

B & B

£18.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

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Packages available at this hostel

Discovery at YHA Ravenstor

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£38

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team work and communication skills.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Team challenges
  • Firelighting
  • Shelter building
  • Guided walks
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Multi-Activity at YHA Ravenstor

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£66

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
  • Shelter building
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
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Alex Rider at YHA Ravenstor

Alex Rider Classified Mission

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£64.50

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 Classified Mission 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
  • 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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Alex Rider at YHA Ravenstor

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£39

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Train the next secret agents

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

Activities

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Guided navigation walks
  • Team building
  • Fire lighting
  • Bushcraft
  • Shelter building
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Ravenstor

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.

Adventure at YHA Ravenstor

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
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
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YHA bolt-on at YHA Ravenstor

Prices from

£8

per person*

(+VAT)

YHA bolt-on

Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

Activities

  • Team challenges
  • Shelter building
  • Archery
  • Guided walk
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
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Field Study at YHA Ravenstor

Prices from

£7.75

per person*

(+VAT)

Field Study bolt-on

Available for KS2, KS3 and KS4

Working with the PDNP in the Peaks, this bolt-on provides a half, or full day of activities that are delivered in the real outdoors. Locations are chosen based on the most appropriate landscape features and flora and fauna for your requirements

Activities

For more information about the activities available on this bolt-on, please click here.

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53.256286, -1.772844

YHA Ravenstor

Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8SS
OS Map:119
OS Grid Ref:SK152732
Latitude:53.256286
Longitude:-1.772844
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