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: Although we can sleep up to 18 for summer 2021 only 6 beds are available.
  • Open:

    During Coronavirus epidemic overnight stays available to individuals and small groups up to 6 in number only.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp, reducing for longer stays. 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 Dales Highway Yorkshire Three Peaks Settle to Carlisle Pennine Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Village Halls Retreats Accommodation for Cyclists Available to Individuals Walking Festivals


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

Airton Barn re-opens for Summer 2021

March 30th 2021

Airton Barn is now taking bookings for exclusive use by groups of up to 6 people, for dates from 1st June 2021.

Airton Barn offers overnight accommodation in the quiet village of Airton in the Yorkshire Dales. It is on the Pennine Way and the Way of the Roses cycle route and an easy walk from Malham Cove.


Feeling poetic?

October 2nd 2020

Calling visitors to Airton Barn – join our ‘Year in Poems’ by sending us your own poetry! Each month we’ve been publishing short new work on our website by visitors and residents of Malhamdale.

Themes can include what inspires you about Malhamdale, history or any current topic. We select from those offered to publish online and in poster format outside the Meeting House. Anyone of any age or experience can participate. See the results at and send us yours soon!


Changes to group bookings at Airton Barn

September 30th 2020

We are now taking bookings for groups up to 6 in number, from any combination of households.

The changes result from the recent adjustments to government policy, relaxing the households rule whilst limiting the multi-household group size to 6. We hope this will make it easier for small groups to visit whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety within the capacity of a volunteer-run venue.


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