Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre

Buckden House


Buckden House is nestled at the foot of Buckden Pike in the beautiful Upper Wharfedale valley

Courses, activities and outdoor learning


We have

  • 68 beds split across three floors
  • 2 dining rooms
  • a lounge
  • two classrooms

Enquiries and booking

Check our booking page for details.

How to find us

By car or coach

The routes from Hawes and Aysgarth are not suitable for large vehicles or coaches.

The easiest access route to Buckden House is from Skipton. From Skipton follow the B6160 north heading towards Grassington/Kettlewell. You’ll soon reach Threshfield. Continue on the main road. You should now be passing through Kilnsey with the fish farm, The Tennet’s Arms (pub), and the huge cliff on your left hand side. Continue on the main road to Kettlewell. Once there pass over the narrow hump-backed bridge and in between the Racehorse and Blue Bell pubs. Pass through the small hamlet of Starbotton to arrive in Buckden village. The centre’s entrance is on your right hand side.

Travel time is 1.5 hours from Bradford and Leeds and 2 hours from Manchester

Public transport

The nearest train station is Skipton though this is still 20 miles away. Local taxis can then transport you the rest of the journey.

Contact details

Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre
North Yorkshire
BD23 5JA

Phone : 01756 760254
Email : buckdenhouse@bradford.gov.uk

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