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

Call Simon Watkins, Friend in Residence on 01729 830263


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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    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. £5 to hire bedlinen & towel if needed.
  • Booking:

    Groups fewer than 6 may book up to 3 months in advance; groups 6 or larger 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 and is available to individuals. It is on the walking festivals page, the Dales High Way, the Three Peaks, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the ideal for retreats page and the Pennine Way.

It has availability at Easter.


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

Relaxing in the sunshine in the Yorkshire Dales.

September 30th 2019

Nearby to the Brontë country, where the controversial and empowering 19th century female writers took their inspiration.

Come and be inspired by the local communities and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, in the traditional Airton Barn, that was welcoming guests in the 50’s.

Airton Barn - Yorkshire Dales

IHUK plaque is helping getting us noticed

June 27th 2019

I’m noticing a few more passers-by stop when the IHUK plaque catches their eye.

It’s also useful to help people find the front door – even though the big white door with knocker and doorbell are the first thing you see when you get here!


Summer jazz in the Meeting House

June 20th 2019

Anyone staying here on Friday 26th July can double up on that summer feeling by enjoying an evening of jazz in the Meeting House by local quartet John Moreman, Robert Carson and Mark & John Higgins.

Better still – admission is free! Donations will be accepted on behalf of Airton Friends Meeting and St. Michael’s Church, Kirkby Malham. See full details and keep up with events at the Meeting House via the News page on Airton Barns website.


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