Earby Friends of Nature House, 9-11 Birch Hall Lane, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6JX
Opening Late Spring 2018. Welcome to Earby’s newly refurbished Independent Hostel (Friends of Nature House), a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This former YHA hostel (22 beds) is a homely cottage with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall perfect for individuals, families and small groups. With several long distance walking (Pennine Way) and Sustrans cycling routes (Pennine Bridle Way, Lancashire Cycle Way ) running close by, Earby is an ideal stop off point. Other areas to explore are Gisburn Forest great for Mountain biking and the Trough of Bowland lovely hiking and cycling country. For more peaceful days enjoy a stroll along the Leeds Liverpool canal and the surrounding neighbouring market towns of Skipton, Settle and Grassington all within 30 minutes’ drive. We offer a warm welcome in comfortable accommodation with free Wifi. Light continental breakfast and complimentary tea and coffee available. Particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups. There are 2 comfortable lounges, wood burning stove, 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 dormitoryThis accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
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Skipton-Burnley bus (½ hourly) to Barnoldswick. Bus from Barnoldswick to Earby bus (½ hourly) drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle/Carlisle line and Colne for Manchester
Skipton-Burnley bus (hourly) drops ½ mile from Hostel. Skipton rail station for Leeds and Settle/Carlisle line, and Colne for Manchester
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Upgrades taking place. Re-opening set for spring 2018.
Earby Hostel was founded by Katherine Bruce Glassier and donated to the Youth Hostel Association. In June 2017 the transfer of the ownership of Earby Hostel from the YHA to Earby Town Council took place. Since then upgrades have been carried out in the building and the hostel will reopening as a Independent Hostel and Friends of Nature House in 2018. The date for the reopening has not been set yet, but we will let you know as soon as it is.
…charming terraced cottage…
Brand new for the Independent Hostels network is the former youth hostel in Earby. It is now run by the Friends of Nature group who have hostels and accommodation all over Europe. If you haven’t heard of them before, you’re likely to as they are managing an increasing number of properties across the UK. They are a long-standing nature and conservation organisation aiming to give access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and so on.
As a result, this charming terraced cottage right on the Pennine Way is a good example. Set in a typical Lancashire hill village, with fells all round and the houses hunkering down under the weather, Earby ‘Friends of Nature’ House offers easy access to the long distance path as well as general hill walking.
The hostel is cosy and well- equipped. Its sleeps 22 in bunkrooms and sits in a lovely garden with a stream and waterfall.
New wardens appointed, final lease arrangements taking place.
Earby Youth Hostel has a new lease of life after leaving the YHA. It will continue to provide accommodation to those who wish to explore and enjoy the countryside around Earby as it becomes a Friends of Nature House. Earby Hostel is currently closed for refurbishment with opening expected in late 2017. For more details contact Bob Abel firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message on (0)1282 842349.
Earby is a cosy cottage with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall close to the Pennine Way. It is 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. It is particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups. The hostel has central heating throughout and a warm feeling of homeliness. 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 the Independent Hostel Network.