Previously YHA Earby, Earby Youth Hostel , now run by Friends of Nature


Earby Friends of Nature House, 9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX

Opening Summer 2017.

The Friends of Nature (FoN) invite you to stay in this beautiful historic cottage in the peaceful village of Earby, Lancashire. Earby Friends of Nature House is a cosy cottage with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall close to the Pennine Way. An ideal stop for the Pennine Way walker, as a base for local day hikes and for cyclists and those interested in the countryside and local heritage. Particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups. There are 2 comfortable lounges, a well equipped kitchen and seating for 18 in the dining areas. Real ale pub and meals nearby. Breakfast café in village and late stop Co-op. Secure bike storage. On-line booking. Visit Britain 3* Hostel, ‘Walkers Welcome’, and ‘Cyclists Welcome’. Friends of Nature is one of Europe’s oldest environmental groups with 600k members and 800 houses across Europe. Under 16s must be accompanied by adult aged 18 or over and of same sex if in shared dormitory.

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Earby Friends of Nature House | Previously YHA Earby, Earby Youth Hostel , now run by Friends of Nature


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01282 842349 (Not manned until Summer 2017)

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Rooms & Beds:

22 beds in 1×2, 2×6 and 1×8 bed rooms.


Opening after Easter 2017. Available all year for sole-use bookings. Open from March to November for all guests.

Price per night:

Adults from £15 and under 18’s from £13. Members of Friends of Nature and IFN pay the discounted rate.


Book via website, email or phone. Verbal bookings held until 6pm daily.


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Grid Ref SD915469. Geo-Coords 53.918065, -2.13064. 7 miles west of Skipton. In Earby village off the A56 Skipton-Colne road, 300m past Red Lion pub.

Public Transport:

Skipton-Burnley bus (hourly) drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle–Carlisle line, and Colne for Manchester

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the Pennine Way.

News & Offers

Earby Hostel – latest news June 2017.

Earby Hostel – latest news June 2017.

Upgrades taking place. Date for re-opening not set yet.

Earby Hostel was founded by Katherine Bruce Glassier and donated to the Youth Hostel Association. Now in June 2017 the transfer of the ownership of Earby Hostel to Earby Town Council is nearly complete and some upgrades are currently being carried out in the building. The hostel will reopen as a Independent Hostel and Freinds of Nature House. The date for the reopening has not been set yet, but we will let you know as soon as it is.

Earby Youth Hostel

Earby Youth Hostel

Earby Youth Hostel, YHA Earby is closing for updates, refurbishments and the lease transfer to Friends of Nature.

Earby Youth Hostel is guaranteed a new lease of life and will continue to provide accommodation to those who wish to explore and enjoy the countryside around Earby,  as it leaves the YHA and becomes a Friends of Nature House.  Like Kirk Yeltholm Hostel and the Old School Hostel (previously YHA Trefin), Earby Hostel is guaranteed a future as part of the Friends of Nature group and Independent Hostel Network.

Contact Earby Friends of Nature House:

01282 842349 (Not manned until Summer 2017)MessageView website