Earby Friends of Nature House, 9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX
Currently closed for refurbishment, this 3* hostel should be reopening in Spring 2019. Check hostel’s website for more details. Formerly a YHA hostel, now run independently and affiliated to The Friends of Nature, it is a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall it is perfect for individuals, families and small groups. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists there’s a well equipped self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounges with log burning stove, drying room and secure bike storage. Several long distance walking routes are catered for – the Pennine Way passes nearby, the Pendle Way passes through Earby and the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through neighbouring Salterforth. The Pennine Bridleway, the Lancashire Cycleway and the proposed off road Land’s End to John O’ Groats Walk/Cycle route also run close by. Other areas to explore are Gisburn Forest, great for mountain biking and the Trough of Bowland, lovely hiking and cycling country. The pretty market towns of Skipton, Settle and Grassington are all within a 30 minutes’ drive. Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals can be provided with prior notice. Adults must accompany U16s.This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
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Earby is situated on the A56 between Skipton and Colne – the hostel is signposted by brown tourist signs. Turn off the A56 in to Victoria Road (Co-op food store). Continue along Victoria Road to a mini Roundabout. Take the third exit and in a couple of hundred yards take the left fork. Continue along Water Street and over a hump back bridge into Red Lion Street. Continue along this road until you come to the hostel on the left hand side. Parking is available behind the hostel (turn left at the hostel up a lane to the car park). Satnav BB18 6JX
Skipton-Burnley-Manchester bus (X43) (1/2 hourly) change at Barnoldswick, drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle/Carlisle line, and Colne rail station for Manchester and Preston
This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk and the Pennine Way.