Don Whillans Hut – Peak District

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Don Whillans Hut
Upper Hulme
Staffordshire

ST13 8UB
United Kingdom


The DWMH is ideally situated for the outdoor enthusiast amongst the crags and gritstone boulders of the Roaches Estate in North Staffordshire. The former game keepers’ cottage, known as Rockhall Cottage, was renovated in 1991 in memory of one of Britain’s greatest mountaineers. It is leased and managed by the British Mountaineering Council, in collaboration with the Peak District National Park and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Whether it’s rock-climbing; walking the ridge, heather moorland and river valleys; enjoying the wildlife; mountain-biking on nearby routes; or just watching the sunset over a drink or two, this location has it all. No traffic but passing climbers, walkers and wildlife; steeped in history; rich in myth and legend, you’ll want to return year after year.

The hut sleeps 12 in two bunk rooms; has a lounge, well equipped kitchen, and washroom with shower (due to be fully refurbished in Spring 2015). Members of the BMC, its affiliated clubs or overseas National federations can book up the hut to 12 months in advance. Weekends (minimum 2 nights and the whole hut must be booked) are always very popular, especially with climbing clubs, but there is usually good mid-week availability, ideal for individuals and small groups. Follow the links for information about local facilities; suggestions and guides to climbing, walking, biking, nature and wildlife; and to read more about the hut’s rich history.

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