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.This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
or call Warden on
01282 842349 (Not manned until Summer 2017)
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.
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.
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.
Skipton-Burnley bus (hourly) drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle–Carlisle line, and Colne for Manchester
News & Offers
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.
Now affiliated to Friends of Nature, with a opening date some time after Easter 2017
The YHA lease on Earby Youth Hostel finished in February 2017 and the new owners, a community council, are in process of appointing new managers. Likely opening date will be after Easter 2017. A list of other Ex-YHA hostel can be found here.
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.