Previously YHA Earby, Earby Hostel, now run as an independent hostel on the Pennine Way


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

The iconic former Earby Yourh Hostel, now run independently,is a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby. On the Pennine Way and 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. The adjoining cottage is also available as a self contained family unit with a double bed and three singles bunks. Meals are available at the hostel with advanced booking, Cooked breakfast £5, porridge/cereal and toast £3.50 and a choice of 3 evening meals. 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.

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Earby Friends of Nature House | Previously YHA Earby, Earby Hostel, now run as an independent hostel on the Pennine Way

Contact Earby Friends of Nature House

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01282 842349 or 07791 903454

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Rooms & Beds:

26: Hostel 21: 1×2, 2×6 and 1×7. Cottage 5: 1xdbl, 1×3


Open All Year. Re opening 1st April 2019.

Price per night:

£20pp, or £400 for exclusive use of the whole hostel. Adjoining family cottage (sleeps 5) £80.


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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

Public Transport:

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.

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