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:

    18: 6 bunks + 6 mattresses + 6 air beds. Overflow camping for 2 tents.
  • Open:

    Closed at the moment, please check back in a few weeks.
  • 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 Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the walking festivals page, the Three Peaks, the Dales High Way, the Settle to Carlisle railway, the ideal for retreats page and the Pennine 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

Airton Barn in the Yorkshire Dale re-opens to single households.

September 7th 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic Airton Barn is offering overnight accommodation for individuals and single-household groups up to 10. Visit this historic hostel in Malhamdale.

We are not presently hiring our rooms for daytime or evening use.

For more details of how we’re managing safety, go to our website and follow the link to Our Covid Plan.


Retreat to a spiritually important place.

February 11th 2020

Airton Barn, in the Yorkshire Dales, away from it all. The perfect place to escape to.

An historic venue in its own right, Airton Friends Meeting House has a fascinating story to tell about the origins of Quakerism in this region. With so many other ancient religious sites in the area, the Barn makes an ideal base for pilgrimages and journeys of architectural discovery.
We host retreats of various kinds, faith-based or otherwise, as well as creative courses and workshops. Get in touch to discuss your idea and requirements.

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