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Woodhead MRT

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team has been part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) since the 1970s. The team covers the  North Eastern area of the Peak District National Park.

July 23rd 2012

“I just want to thank you so very much for all your care and help in hiring The Barn for our event. All our guests said what a nice place to hold it.” S Rivett

August 4th 2012

“Thank you for the use of the venue. We had a fabulous time and were even blessed with the weather. Everything went well and the venue worked great. Lots of people commented on how wonderful the barn is and what a lovely setting.” Ken Eastwood, Digital Nomads

September 22nd-23rd 2012

“Just wanted to say thanks again for allowing us to hire the barn on Saturday. It was the perfect venue for us and we will remember that weekend and smile for a long time to come.” Viv Slack

The Woodhead Barn

Hiring the Barn
The Woodhead Barn is available for parties, conferences, meetings, and training courses. Contact the bookings secretary via the website, email, text or telephone.
Phil’ Newing: 07795216262

If you wish to hire the barn for a wedding celebration please contact Applewood Weddings. Woodhead Mountain rescue Team is run entirely by volunteers, in their own time. Despite our vast experience in rope rescue techniques and navigation in foul weather, we are not able to provide the service necessary for a ‘do it yourself’ type wedding celebration.  Please accept our apologies.


Training Facilities

The barn was renovated with training events in mind.  There are ten tables and sixty chairs which can be configured in a number of different ways to suit the requirements of your event.

The presentation area has a raised platform. There is an audio visual system with an electric screen, overhead projector,  speakers, flip-charts and pens etc. The barn has wifi, although because of our remote location the signal is very weak at only 0.5Mb. A much stronger signal of 12+Mb can be achieved wirelessly.

There is a small kitchen that, in addition larger catering requirements, can be used to provide tea, coffee and refreshments with a hot water boiler. There is sufficient cutlery and crockery for 60 guests.

The Barn has three well equipped bathrooms with showers, including one with disabled access.

Large glass barn doors from the training hall open out onto a walled outdoor area with a smaller decked area that can also be used for training events and functions. A field gate leads to a large camping field for use by our guests.


The Barn has its own separate kitchen area which can be used by anyone hiring the barn.  The kitchen provides cooking facilities and a food preparation area. There is an extensive supply of crockery, pots and pans. The kitchen also has access to the main function area through a serving hatch.