LAKE DISTRICT group accommodation & woodland


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 

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

"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. 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)

"Rookhow can offer an inner experience that can give spiritual nourishment, touching the natural world in a way that might transform a child's relationship to Life." (teacher)


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.


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.

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

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: