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 (31 Max - 12+19) Member No's

Club Events / Holidays etc
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Weekends Other        
Sept 15/16
Pheonix Mountaineering Club (P)
12 (R2)
Sept 22/23
Sept 29/30
Kingston University SAC (P)
12 (R2)
Oct 6/7
Chris Hayden
12 (R2)
Oct 13/14
Tim Miles (P)
Sussex Uni MC (P)
Full (R1+R2)
Club Weekend
Oct 20/21
Craggers (P)

Oct 18/25
Craggers (P)
Oct 27/28
Nov 3/4

Gatwick Scuba (P)


Bonfire Social & Pig Roast
Club Weekend / Committee Meeting
Nov 10/11
Tim Miles (P)
Nov 17/18
Coventry University (P)
Nov 24/25
Dec 1/2
Dec 8/9
Club Weekend
Dec 15/16
Annual Diggers Dinner
Dec 22/23
Dec 29/30
Jan 5/6
Jan 12/13 Club Weekend
Jan 19/20
Kings College Mountaineering Soc
Jan 26/27
Feb 2/3
Feb 9/10
Feb 16/17
Feb 23/24
Ben Denmeade (Scouts) (P)
12 (R2)
Mar 2/3
Mar 9/10
Mar 16/17
Mar 23/24
Mar 30/31
April 6/7
April 13/14
April 20/21
April 27/27
May 5/6/7
Barts and the London Alpine Club (P)
May 11/12
May 18/19
May 25/26


June 1/2

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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