Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) Bookings

Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) availability is given in the table below. The weekend dates are Fri/Sat unless otherwise stated.  Bookings are normally for complete weekends starting on Friday night.  Preference is given to complete weekends but single night bookings may be available nearer the date.  Bookings are valid for a 24hr period commencing at 6.00pm at a cost of 8 per person per period (see below regarding minimum charge). Mid-week bookings are very welcome. 

There are two guest bunkroom with a total of 30 spaces.  Room 1 (R1) has 18 spaces with alpine style bunks.  Room 2 (R2) has 12 spaces with a selection of single bunks and one double bunk. It is possible to book an entire room but all spaces have to be paid for. Camping is possible as required. Bookings marked (P) are provisional.  If you are interested in a provisionally booked weekend please feel free to check if it has been confirmed.

The cost for sole use of Room 1 for a weekend is 288, for Room 2 192, or 480 for both rooms. For sole use bookings a discount of approximately 10% is available. If sole use of either or both rooms is booked you will need to pay for all spaces whether occupied or not as no other guests will be booked in; however be aware that members have use of the Members Room and may be staying at the same time. 

There is normally a minimum charge of 15 per person unless alternative arrangements are made with the Bookings Officer.

Non caving / climbing groups are required to paid a cleaning / damage retainer which is returnable if there are no problems.

Enquiries should be sent to the Bookings Officer (use link or email: hostelbookings[at]  (Note: To use the email address [at] must be replaced with the @ symbol)

Please note that the club is run by volunteers, and due to work and other commitments it may not always be possible to answer your enquiry straight away.  We will respond as soon as possible.


Guest Bookings

Guest No's (30 Max - 12+18) Member No's

Club Events / Holidays etc
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Weekends Other        
Jan 5/6
Jan 12/13 Club Weekend
Jan 19/20
Kings College Mountaineering Soc
Jan 26/27
Feb 2/3
Feb 9/10
Club Weekend
Feb 16/17
Royal Holloway MS (P)
Feb 23/24
Ben Denmeade (Scouts) (P)
12 (R2)
Mar 2/3
Mar 9/10
Club Weekend
Mar 16/17
Gatwick Scuba (P)
12 (R2)
Mar 23/24
Sussex University SAC (P)
Mar 30/31
April 6/7
April 13/14
Club Weekend
April 20/21
April 27/27
May 4/5/6
Barts and the London Alpine Club (P)

May 11/12
Gatwick Scuba (P)
12 (R2)
Club Weekend
May 18/19
May 25/26


June 1/2
June 8/9
Club Weekend
June 15/16
June 22/23
June 29/30
July 6/7
Gatwick Scuba (P)
12 (R2)
July 13/14
Club Weekend
July 20/21
July 27/28
Aug 3/4
Aug 10/11
Club Weekend
Aug 17/18
Aug 23/24
Aug 31/1
Sept 7/8
Sept 14/15
Gatwick Scuba (P)
12 (R2)
Club Weekend
Sept 21/22
Sept 28/29
Oct 5/6
Oct 12/13
Club Weekend
Oct 19/20
Oct 26/27
Nov 2/3
Nov 9/10
Gatwick Scuba (P)
12 (R2)
Club Weekend
Nov 16/17
Nov 23/24
Nov 30/1
Dec 7/8
Dec 14/15
Club Weekend
Dec 21/22
Dec 28/29
Jan 4/5

Bookings enquiries should be sent to the Bookings Officer (use link or email: hostelbookings[at]  (Note: To use the email address [at] must be replaced with the @ symbol)

(P) signifies booking is provisional subject to confirmation upon receipt of deposit.

(R1) or (R2) after numbers signifies Bunk Room 1 or 2 fully booked.

Members do not need to book, but are advised to check if space is available if bringing guests.

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