Snow Hut One
Dent Station Snow Hut. This remote structure encapsulates over 125 years of history. Built in 1885 as a line side shelter for the railway workers, it was a point of activity for navvies repairing the permanent way and digging trains out of the snow. The winters of 1947 and 1963 witnessed horrendous snow blockages on the line. These blizzard conditions are recorded on “Rails across the fells” and are often seen in photos where snow drifts were up to the roofline of the waiting shelter at Dent.
The Snow Hut One has been restored as comfortable open plan self catering holiday accommodation.
Snow Hut Three
In response to much demand for shorter stays and following our appearances on BBC and Channel 4 TV we now offer Snow Hut Three as another option at Dent Station.
Snow Hut Three is the smaller of the two snow huts, and is suitable for single occupancy or a couple sharing.
The bedroom is upstairs at a mezzanine level (in the roof space) accessed via steep stairs therefore unsuitable for children and / or adults who have difficulty with stairs. (See photos).