Robinwood currently has four Activity Centres; two of which (Dobroyd Castle and The Old School) are located in the south Pennines market town of Todmorden, benefitting from excellent transport links. Our third centre, Barhaugh Hall, is situated on the Cumbria/Northumberland border in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our forth and newest centre, Cross Lanes, is on the outskirts of market and Welsh border town Wrexham.
Dobroyd Castle is set high above Todmorden enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic listed building with wonderful architecture. Todmorden has plenty of affordable housing, shops, restaurants, a market and other amenities including a sports centre. The quirky town of Hebden Bridge is nearby and Manchester and Leeds are easily accessible by direct train links.
Barhaugh Hall is situated in beautiful countryside on the Cumbria / Northumbria border in one of the last truly unspoiled rural areas in England,. The town of Alston is small but picturesque, with shops, cafes, a garage, supermarket and other amenities. In summer many tourists visit Alston, drawn by its quaint cobbled streets, and proximity to many beautiful areas to walk and cycle.
The Old School was the original Robinwood centre (where it all began!) and retains its homely feel. As the smallest centre it provides a very personal experience for all the schools which visit it every year. It is set on the outskirts of Todmorden with great access to all the facilities in the town as well as the surrounding moors for walking, climbing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
Cross Lanes dates back to the late Victorian era. It’s name in welsh was Maes-y-Nant which when translated means ‘house by a stream’. Just 35 miles from the Snowdonia National Park and a stones throw from the marvellous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Wrexham is both a launch pad for adventurous activities and a wonderful place to explore in its own right.