LAKE DISTRICT group accommodation & woodland
When you come to stay at Rookhow, you have sole use of 12 acres ancient oak woodland: a wonderful Lake District wilderness. Spend your family holiday building campfires, climbing trees, making dens and playing hide and seek. There's even a bubbling beck to wander by. 12 acres of space to explore and you get it all to yourselves! Our yurt has just been renovated and is available for guests to stay in. Please ask to find out more.
The buildings at Rookhow are home to 3 species of bats and deer are often spotted in the Rusland Valley. If you stay in the yurt you'll go to sleep with the sound of owls and wake to an arousing dawn chorus!
Rookhow's ancient oak woodland is an example of a North Atlantic rainforest, rich in lichens and mosses. This special habitat is incredibly rare and provides a bio-diverse habitat for many creatures. In fact, it's thought to be more threatened than tropical rainforest. Its lush conditions are perfect for scarce plants, lichens and fungi, as well as a number of unusual animals.
“Spectacular ancient woodlands” (Plant Life)
"I like the forest & the walks. There are no cars, just lots of birds. Rookhow makes me feel calm, happy and safe." (G, aged 12)
"Rookhow is an oasis of calm. Simple, honest and truly magical. Quakers' wood is an amazing resource and the site is surrounded by many glorious walks and views." (Bunkbarn guest)
"The ancient beauty, tranquility and magic of the woods are something that I will never forget." (a participant on a Forest Therapy session)
The newly renovated yurt in the middle of the woods can be hired along with the Bunkbarn (not separately). It has a wooden floor and a woodburner. Sleeps 4-6.
Bring your own mats, pillows and sleeping bags.