We welcome donations to support the work of Rookhow, in preserving and restoring buildings, protecting the woodland and making the resource available more widely.

You donation will help support this vision. 


o Nurture a supportive community through regular Meetings for Worship, volunteering and holding all age Quaker and community events

o Increase access, especially to those in need, by establishing a fund to support disadvantaged groups to stay at Rookhow

o Restore Rookhow’s historic buildings

o Protect and develop the biodiversity of Quakers’ Wood

o Ensure that Rookhow is financially sustainable 

Rookhow launched a national appeal at the end of September 2020 for renovations to the buildings and for our outreach work. We are hugely grateful for the support of friends from across the UK in securing Rookhow's future.


Help us secure Rookhow's future for the next generation by joining our new Friends of Rookhow scheme.

Rookhow is in an exciting stage in its history, now a charity in its own right & looking forward to its 300 year anniversary in 2025. Our aim is to restore Rookhow's historic buildings, increase accessibility especially to disadvantaged groups and make the charity sustainable, healthy and outward looking whilst retaining a strong Quaker ethos. 

Your regular donation will support that vision.    Use the regular donations option on the Donate button above, or download & fill in the attached form, remembering to tick for Gift Aid if you're eligible and email to:

"Rookhow has the ability to draw people together from all walks of life to share this wonderful part of the world that we live in and I feel that it should continue to be able to do so."(23 year old Quaker)

"I appreciate the atmosphere, sense of history, the simplicity of the accommodation and the beauty of the surroundings." (80 year old Quaker)

"I loved its simplicity and open welcome atmosphere, and of course the fact that it was affordable making it accessible to many. The Meeting House, Bunkbarn and woodland are such an incredible asset." (Forest Schools practitioner)

"Rookhow provides an almost unique opportunity for Quakers and non Quakers to be at one with the natural environment, more so than any other Quaker site I know, and even many places within the Lake District. This bringing together of community, simplicity and the natural environment could be an incredibly valuable contribution to Quaker life, work and testimonies for at least another generation or two." (local Quaker)

"Its simple provision reminds us how little we need of material and technological embellishments to our lives. And how a deep, connection with our natural world can be more deeply achieved with much, much less. I hope that Rookhow's future retains this essential simplicity." (workshop participant)


Rookhow has over 40 volunteers who have given over 1,700 hours in the last year to improving the gardens and buildings of Rookhow. We've had huge fun, from processing logs, re-building walls, laying hedges, painting, planting and have spent a lot of time chatting and eating cake! 

Email us if you're interested in helping out at one of our volunteer work party days (usually on the 1st & 3rd Fridays 10am-4pm).