Smelt Mill - Team Headquarters

Smelt Mill Cottages have been used by the Rescue Team as its Headquarters and Training Base since 1978 and was extended in 2006 and refurbished in 2013.

Situated in the Trough of Bowland near Dunsop Bridge, Smelt Mill is in an inspiring location providing an excellent venue for self-catering groups’ residential programmes.


  • Accommodation for up to 28 persons in 9 bedrooms with bunk beds

  • Full central heating

  • Lounge with open log fireplace

  • Professionally equipped kitchen

  • Multi-purpose room for activities and dining

  • Separate Leader’s room

  • Showers and changing rooms

  • Drying room

  • Multi-media presentation equipment and satellite TV

  • Internal tannoy system

  • Off-road car parking

  • Separate warden’s accommodation staffed by Team members

  • Lawn for outside activities or camping

  • Disabled access to Lower Floor

Catering and multi-activity courses may be available by special arrangement.

Camping can be provided for small organised groups with the use of a dedicated toilet/shower block, by arrangement and agreement with resident users.

If you would like to hire Smelt Mill please e-mail the bookings officer with details of your group, dates and any requirements that you may have.

Smelt Mill Cottages
Trough Road
Dunsop Bridge
Clitheroe, Lancashire

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