Airton Barn, The Nook, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4AE

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Airton Barn offers overnight accommodation for up to 18 people. Situated in the quiet village of Airton in central Malhamdale, the Barn is on the Pennine Way and the Way of the Roses cycle route. It is an easy walk from Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss. The Three Peaks and Brontë Country are a short drive away. The historic Friends Meeting House on site has been used by Quakers since the mid-17th century, being located in the region known by Quakers as '1652 Country'. Accommodation in the Barn includes a dormitory room with 6 bunk-beds and two multi-purpose rooms for which fold-out mattresses and airbeds are provided. Tent space in the enclosed garden for up to 2 medium tents can be hired when the Barn is full. Up to 5 adult bicycles may be stored on site. There are two equipped kitchens, two bathrooms and a separate toilet. Bedding can be hired on request and there is a small store of basic non-perishable food. Supplies can also be ordered in advance and collected from the village farm shop. This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    6 bunk beds + 6 mattresses + 6 air beds. Overflow camping for 2 tents.
  • Open:

    All year. Volunteer warden resident on site
  • Price per night:

    £18pp, reducing for larger groups. Call to discuss.
  • Booking:

    Groups fewer than 6 may book up to 3 months in advance; groups larger than 6 may book at any time.
  • Directions:

    Approaching Airton from Gargrave take the first right. The Barn is attached to the Friends Meeting House at the bottom of the village green. 'From Pennine Way, turn left into the village at Airton Mill. Go to the first building on the left and knock on the white door. GR SD 904592
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Skipton (11 miles) and Gargrave (7 miles by road, 4 miles by Pennine Way). Limited buses from Skipton (via Gargrave) and Malham.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the ideal for retreats page, the Pennine Way, the Three Peaks and the Dales High Way.


aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Airton Barn

Reunion of ‘Young Friends’ of the 50s

February 7th 2019

Did you visit Airton Barn and Meeting House as a ‘Young Friend’ in the 50s? On 28th September there’s a reunion – a chance to meet old and new friends, find out more about the recently revealed history of the building and enjoy the Airton air once again.

Get in touch for more details.


The annual Settle to Carlisle (Ride2Stride) Walking and Music Festival 30 April – 6 May 2019

December 6th 2018

The ‘Ride2Stride‘ festival celebrates the landscapes and culture of the Ribble valley, comprising walks, talks and music sessions in pubs along the route of the Settle to Carlisle Railway. If you need accommodation Airton Barn is just off the beaten track and makes a great place to stay during the festival.

Running since 2012, the ‘Ride2Stride‘ festival has something for everybody.  All the free guided walks start from a station and finish at a station where the local pub will be buzzing with live music. The talks will enhance your knowledge of the local area. The four or five walks every day are graded  strenuous, moderate and easy so will suit all ages and abilities. What’s not to like?!  If you need accommodation Airton Barn is just off the beaten track and makes a great place to stay during the festival. With accommodation for up to 18,  Airton Barn is ideally suited for small groups or individuals looking for low cost accommodation. Groups can book sole use of either the top floor (sleeping up to 12) or the whole barn. Basic food supplies are available from the Friend in Residence and for something special, a food order can be pre-booked with the famous Town End Farm Shop in the village.


Settle to Carlisle walkers

Majestic Malhamdale

October 20th 2017

The splendour of Malhamdale is a short walk away

Discover a unique and exceptional landscape from Airton Barn.  Follow the River Aire upstream to Malham Cove, or why not take a detour to visit Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar?  Stretch the walk just a little further to reach the tranquil waters of Malham Tarn.  All in a good day’s ramble!


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