youlgrave-youth-hostelOption 1: Hostel

This basic accommodation enables the cost of the weekend to be affordable and kept to a minimum. You will sleep in a shared room (we will try to meet preferences for single gender rooms but this cannot be guaranteed as it depends on numbers). For breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, oats and milk for porridge, bread for toast, orange juice, tea, coffee (and decaf options) are provided. However there is a self catering kitchen for our use and as such you may bring food to make your own or additional breakfast. Unfortunately, the hostel has steep staircases with no lift and and no ground floor rooms, so there is limited access for people with mobility issues.

Option 2: Arranging your own accommodation

There is a variety of B&Bs in Youlgrave and many holiday cottages for rent.  Local B&Bs and campsites are listed on the Youlgrave Parish Website.


Public Transport

My Journey Planner provided by Transport Direct, can be helpful.


  • Youlgrave/Bakewell buses run approx hourly 8.30am – 5.30pm except Sunday(Hulleys 170 or 171).
  • Bus timetables at
  • Buses from Sheffield to Bakewell (South Yorkshire Transport ~ no240)
  • Buses from Manchester to Derby/Nottingham (Trent Buses ~ ‘Transpeak’).
  • Information about all UK (click East Midlands on map, then ‘RouteTimetables’,) or for National Express information.


Information about all UK trains is available from or

Nearby rail stations:

  • Chesterfield (13 miles ~ on the London – Sheffield & The North line.
  • Buxton (13 miles) ~ trains from Manchester terminate at Buxton.
  • Matlock (8 miles) ~ trains from Derby (and the South) terminate at Matlock.

Coming by car

There is no parking by the Village Hall.  The Hall is located on a very steep no-through road and there is extremely limited space to turn.  We ask you please not to bring your car down to the Hall to unload.

There is parking at Coldwell End Car Park, DE45 1UY at the far west end of the village, on the main street on the right, past the Farmyard pub on the right (5 minutes walk from the Village Hall). See the map at


Please share resources! If you can offer a lift to Kleznorth or if you want a lift to Kleznorth then register on to link up with others from your area. Enter ‘Youlgreave, United Kingdom’ as your destination (as the village is listed twice on the Liftshare website). You could also offer or request lifts from Matlock, the nearest station.

Also, have a look at and join our Facebook page and you can add a message there about lift offers or requests.

Food and Tish

The food we provide over the weekend is vegetarian. The provision is generous and varied but we cannot guarantee to cater for restricted diets. As the Village Hall kitchen is used by many different groups we regret that we cannot cater for life-threatening allergies. We therefore encourage you to bring anything extra that you may need (ready-prepared food only please).

Weekend Tickets include:

  • lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • the Saturday evening Tish (celebration meal) – see below for details…
  • drinks and biscuits during the weekend.

If eating with us on Friday evening, please bring a cold only vegetarian dish to share.

Please bring a contribution to a communal fruit bowl.

For those who booked a hostel bed, the price includes a simple breakfast with cooking facilities available for anyone who would like more.

Saturday Night Tish


The Saturday night Tish (Yiddish = table) is based on the joyous gathering or meal by Hasidim at the “table” of their Rebbe. Throughout the meal, participants sing together – before, after, and in-between eating. At KlezNorth, we bring this tradition into our Tish by combining our Kabaret of song and other performances with our three-course meal.

Rota and help

We operate a rota of help which all workshop participants are involved in. You will usually work in a small group for just one short slot of time which you will be allocated to. This helps keep the weekend time we spend together running smoothly as well as keeping the basic cost down to a minimum. Please let us know when booking if there is a specific task type you are unable to do e.g lifting, handling food etc or a day or timing you prefer not to do.

Where is KlezNorth?


Youlgrave Village Hall
Holywell Lane
DE45 1UT