Don Whillans Memorial Hut

Don Whillans Memorial Hut

Located at the Roaches in Staffordshire, the Don Whillans Hut is a unique building, superbly located amongst the buttresses and boulders of this historic climbing area. The hut is so conveniently close to the crags that you can almost belay from the hut!

The hut is leased by the BMC and administered by a volunteer team. It is situated on the Roaches Estate, which is managed by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Who can book?

The hut is open all year round and can be booked by Individual and Club members of the BMC.



The Don Whillans Memorial Hut is immediately below the Lower Tier of the Roaches and is partly built into the crag.

Address: Rockhall Cottage, The Roaches

Grid Ref: SK 006622


It has basic accommodation for up to 12 people, mixed, in two rooms, with full cooking and dining facilities, shower, central heating and a drying room.

Parking is in a lay-by approximately 400 metres below the hut.

Disabled access is not easy at this site.

Groups that include Under 18s must comply with the BMC Child Safeguarding Policy

Weekends are very popular so we only offer Whole Hut Booking on the weekends: Select a Friday, 2 nights, 12 beds.

It currently costs £264 for a weekend and £11 per bed for other weeknights.