Cycling Groups

Alongside our wide range of residential courses, we offer the wonderful opportunity for your cycling group/club to have exclusive use of The Garsdale Retreat for your own tailor-made residency.

Free from daily stresses and distractions, your group will be able to enjoy the wonderful cycling terrain of The Yorkshire National Park with its stunning landscape and challenging climbs.  The Garsdale Retreat is situated at the heart of this cycling heaven, home to the start of the 2014 Tour de France. We can also arrange a local guest cyclist for one of the evenings (included in the price) to discuss possible rides and help you get the best out of your stay in this wonderful area.

Meals are fully catered, with delicious, locally sourced food, so you will be able to take full advantage of a cooking-free week. Although you may want to experience the excellent delights of the many local pubs and cafes, we can also provide packed lunches at no extra cost.

The coach-house workshop provides a superb space for maintenance, as well as providing a generous and convenient overnight cycle shelter.  An outdoor tap is available for cycle cleaning.

We can accommodate eight single cyclists (or nine, if  including one double) in our newly renovated Edwardian house and coach-house.   The all-inclusive fees are £450/£500/£550 per participant (twin room/single with shared bathroom/single en-suite) Monday 4.00pm to Saturday 10.00am or £225/£250/£275 for a weekend: Friday 4.00pm to Sunday 4.00pm.

Reading/Book Groups

Alongside our wide range of residential courses, we offer the wonderful opportunity for your reading/book group to have exclusive use of The Garsdale Retreat for their own tailor-made residency.

Free from daily stresses and distractions, your group will be able to enjoy each others’ company, have time to discuss books in greater depth than usual, catch-up on personal reading and, for added inspiration, take walks/trips out into the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park with all that it offers. We can also arrange a guest writer reading for one of the evenings (included in the price).

Meals are fully catered, with delicious, locally sourced food, so you will be able to take full advantage of a cooking-free week. Participants, up to eight, are accommodated in our newly renovated Edwardian house and coach-house.   The all-inclusive fees are £450/£500/£550 per participant (twin room/single with shared bathroom/single en-suite) Monday 4.00pm to Saturday 10.00am or £225/£250/£275 for a weekend: Friday 4.00pm to Sunday 4.00pm.

Walking Groups

Alongside our wide range of residential courses, we offer the wonderful opportunity for your walking group to have exclusive use of The Garsdale Retreat for your own tailor-made residency.

Free from daily stresses and distractions, your group will be able to enjoy wonderful walks in The Yorkshire National Park with its stunning landscapes and challenging climbs.  The Garsdale Retreat is situated at the heart of this walkers’ paradise.

Meals are fully catered, with delicious, locally sourced food, so you will be able to take full advantage of a cooking-free week. Although you may want to experience the excellent delights of the many local pubs and cafes, we can also provide packed lunches at no extra cost.

The coach-house workshop provides a superb space for meeting and planning routes as well as storing boots and walking gear.  An outdoor tap is available for cleaning purposes.

We can accommodate eight single walkers (or nine, including one double) in our newly renovated Edwardian house and coach-house.   The all-inclusive fees are £450/£500/£550 per participant (twin room/single with shared bathroom/single en-suite) Monday 4.00pm to Saturday 10.00am or £225/£250/£275 for a weekend: Friday 4.00pm to Sunday 4.00pm.