A little about Bury Jubilee Outdoor Pursuits Centre

The Bury Jubilee O.P.C. was set up using funds from the Mayor of Bury’s Jubilee Trust and the Bury Ragged School’s Trust, Registered Charity No.512292. It was formally opened in 1984 and was extensively refurbished in 1996. The hostel is run by a voluntary management committee from Bury, Greater Manchester.

The hostel itself is located in the north-east Lake District. It is a well-equipped, centrally-heated hostel at Greenside, near Glenridding overlooking Ullswater, one of the longest lakes in the Lake District. The hostel is available for hire primarily by youth groups from Bury – but is available to all wishing to explore the Lake District. It is self-catering with a large modern kitchen, and has bunk beds for 28 people, with extra provision on the ground floor for 2 disabled persons.

The hostel is available to anyone, although priority is given to groups from Bury. The hostel is let on a sole use basis for weekends, weeks, or even on a daily basis – with preference given to weekly and weekend bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own bedding, towels, tea towels?

Yes you need to bring own bedding, preferably sleeping bags, pillows, towels and tea towels.

Are logs provided for the fire?

You will need to provide your own logs.

Is there parking?

There is parking for up to 10 vehicles.

What else do I have to bring?

The hostel is a self catering facility, with all the equipment you would expect in a normal household including the kitchen items.

What are my requirements/duties?

You are required to leave the hostel in the same clean and tidy condition as you found it.  This means you will need to sweep/mop, clean and empty bins.  A full list of these requirements are provided with your booking confirmation.

Is the heating included?

Costs include central heating during the times you are expected to be in the hostel.  These are 6.00am – 11.00am and 16.00 – 22.00 (to be confirmed).

Is Wifi included?

Wifi is included however due to the location it can be intermittent.

How many bathrooms are there?

En-suite facilities in each bunk room and one in the accessible bathroom on the ground floor.

Can we bring dogs/pets?

Dogs/pets are welcome, however this must be made clear when booking.

Is the Hostel disabled friendly?

The whole of the ground floor is fully accessible for wheelchair access.  A separate area off the lounge has 2 beds for those unable to access the first floor for up to 2 people with accessible en-suite facilities.