LAKE DISTRICT group accommodation & woodland


Come and look around Rookhow, hear about its history and wander in the woods. Our friendly volunteer guides will be happy to show you around and serve you some tea/coffee and cake. Historic England Open Days are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month 10am-4pm.

There will be a Quaker Meeting on these days 12.30-1pm. All are welcome even if you haven't been to a Quaker Meeting before.


A reflective Epilogue is held on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 9pm (20mins) on Zoom. Someone shares a poem or reading & then we have a short period of silence to reflect. A chance to re-focus at the beginning of the week. Quakers and non-Quakers welcome. 

We'll open the Zoom room at 8.55pm & you're welcome to stay for a chat afterwards.


Monday 8th July 2024 10am-4pm

A day led by Karen Jacques of Kendal Meeting, hosted by Suan Marston. A day exploring the Experiment with Light, a type of group meditation to encourage the life of the spirit in each other, whatever that might mean to you. The practice is based on early Quaker experiences, but you do not have to be a Quaker or have any prior knowledge to join us for this day.

A broad outline of the day is:

09.45 Gather and introductions

10.45 Meditation for the individual – practice session 1

12.15 Reflections

12.45 Lunch and time to enjoy the grounds at Rookhow

13.45 Meditation for the world – practice session 2

15.15 Coffee and Reflections

16.00 Close for the day

Please come along for some spiritual sustenance and companionship. The day is free, but donations to Rookhow are welcome. Please email Sue if you would like to join us. 


11th-13th Octoer 2024

An all age weekend of storytelling & woodland games with Danny English, yoga, crafts including eco-printing with Epilogues around the campfire, Quaker Meetings in the historic Meeting Room and plenty of time to chat.  For Quakers and non-Quakers. 

"Just to say that yesterday's workshop will cheer me on my way for weeks to come"

"I enjoyed the camaraderie, warmth, respect, thoughtfulness. Lovely to meet with others and talk at a depth and to hear others' experiences."

“I valued having the space to be listened to without judgement and in silence.”

"I'd had contact with Rookhow and other Quakers over the past few years, but hadn't kept up contact. When I saw this weekend advertised I thought it would a great opportunity to really dive into things among a group of like-minded people.”

“I finally felt among a group of people who are on the same journey as I am - all at different points, some points I recognised as having been there and some I knew may be further ahead, but I received a great comfort, some challenge, and the most touching and profound experiences of my life.” (Curious about Quakers weekend)


In lockdown we held some hilarious Zoom socials for Quakers of all ages from the 3 local Area Meetings. We have produced a resource (see below) which people are welcome to use. If you are able, please give a donation (see 'Support Rookhow' page).