The field centre is open throughout the year, providing a comfortable, peaceful and unique setting, well away from the noise of towns and roads. The provides accommodation for individuals, but the centre and it’s 1.5 acres of grounds are also available for private hire, meetings, team-building days, small conferences and other appropriate uses. The adjacent 3.0 acre woodland reserve is available for use in conjunction with the centre, but for quite enjoyment, educational and research uses only.

The main building is  Victorian, it was built in 1878 and retains many period features. The building consists of a large communal hall heated by a woodburner and three dormitories with electric radiators. The main dormitory sleeps 18, a second dormitory sleeps 12 and two leaders rooms each sleeps 3 people. There is a games room and a large kitchen with double range cooker. There are male and female toilets, a disabled toilet, two showers and disabled access lift. Externally, the main building and its grounds are bounded by a stone wall with metal entrance gates.

The field centre is self-catering.  However, breakfast, lunch, packed lunch, and evening meals can sometimes be provided with prior arrangement. The bunk beds have mattress, quilted mattress protectors, pillows, pillow cases, but otherwise you must bring your own bedding.

The centre welcomes children and we are dog friendly. Wi-Fi is free, subject to availability.

The main facilities at the centre:

Front entrance forecourt. 1. Oakraven front
Entrance lobby: an oak staircase provides access to the site, with a lift at the side to provide access for disabled users. oakraven-entrance
Great Hall: provides a large open relaxing environment for dining, meeting and lectures. The hall has a woodburner, dinning tables, dart board, large TV screen for playing DVD’s and surround-sound player for music CD’s. (Note: we have wi-fi but no live TV) oakraven-main-hall
2nd dormitory: Pine triple bunks provide sleeping for up to 12 people. oakraven-2nd-dorm
Main dormitory: Pine triple bunks provide sleeping for up to 18 people. oakraven-main-dorm
Kitchen: provides self-catering facilities, including: large double oven Rangemaster 110 cooker, microwave, large american style fridge/freezer, and washing machine. All pots/pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery is also provided. oakraven-kitchen
Toilets & washroom: there are separate male & female toilets with washbasins and a disable toilet. There are two shower rooms, one with disabled access. Hand soap & toilet paper are provided. oakraven-female-toilets
Games Room:  the que’s and balls for the pool table are available to hire at a small additional cost. Games room
Walled garden, grounds & field:  the hire of the centre includes the use of the 1.5 acres of grounds with benches and fire-pits. oakraven-rear-courtyard