- What is the Crookstone Adventure Trust?
A charitable organisation set up to provide cheap, rudimentary accommodation as a base for outward-bound activities in the Peak District.
- What is Crookstone Barn?
A long-established, self-catering residential centre.
- What is the Barn like?
It is a natural stone building, providing dormitory accommodation for parties of up to 23, in four bunk rooms. It has a spacious common room, a large kitchen, showers and toilets. It is equipped with mattresses, crockery, cutlery, a wood fire, emergency systems, gas/electric cookers, a small fridge and constant hot water.
- Where is it?
It is high in the North Derbyshire Pennines, practically on Kinder, and commanding some of the best views in the district.
- How do I get there?
By train or car to Hope or Edale stations, then via the Trust Land Rover, or on foot (for the energetic), to the barn.
- Who runs it?
A team of volunteers from the Crookstone Adventure Trust.
- What is it for?
The aim is simply to provide an outdoor centre for use by the general community, including people from all backgrounds, to experience the challenge of living and working together in a really stimulating environment.
- When was it formed?
Work began in 1988, with 1992 seeing the first year of partial running. 1993 was our first full season. Since then many groups have benefitted from the barn's facilities, on either an aided or fully-funded basis.
- How are such groups funded?
Totally by donations, sponsorship, and the trust's non-stop fundraising programme. There is no-one employed in the organisation - ALL monies raised are ploughed into the project to the benefit of users.
- How much does it cost to hire the barn?
The charges range from free to £10 per person per night, depending on the ability to pay.