The Old School Bunkhouse, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, Carnforth, Lancs, LA6 3AR

Call Debbie Bryant on 07909 223819


Situated near Ingleton in Yorkshire Dales limestone country, between Ingleborough and Whernside with superb views of both, the bunkhouse makes an ideal base for sporting or nature holidays. Converted from an old stone school, with much of the character remaining. It provides self-catering accommodation for up to 30 people in six rooms. There is a lounge, drying room, 4 shower rooms with hand basins and toilets, well equipped kitchen / dining room with industrial cooker, toasters, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwaves and payphone. Nearest pub 100 yds. The area is well known for its scenery including the Three Peaks walk over Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside. Close by are the Waterfalls walk and some of the best caves and potholes in the country including the famous Gaping Ghyll system and the White Scar show cave. Cave and Canyoning UK offer underground and over water adventures at discounted rates for bunkhouse guests.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 4x6, 2x2 + 2 camp beds
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    Fri/Sat £400 per night (sole use) for up to 20 people + £18 per extra person. Min 2 nights at w/ends. Sun-Thurs £300 up to 20 + £15 per extra person. Max 30.
  • Booking:

    Early booking advised for popular times. £150 deposit for 2 nights. 25% for 3 nights or over.
  • Directions:

    4.5 miles on the B6255 Ingleton to Hawes Road, just after Chapel-Le-Dale village on left hand side. 11 miles from Hawes on B6255.
  • Public Transport:

    Ribblehead station 1 mile. No buses.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Dales High Way, the Three Peaks, the Settle to Carlisle railway, the map of accommodation for school groups and the Dales Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from The Old School Bunkhouse

Hen Party Hot Tub

September 27th 2019

Is it even a hen party if you don’t have a hot tub?! We think not.
A recent hen party at The old School Bunkhouse made sure they could relax in style after a long walk in the Yorkshire Dales

Picture it, a long day walking in the Yorkshire Dales followed by a pub lunch. Sounds pretty perfect to us. But a recent hen party topped it off by being able to have a hot soak in the tub looking out onto the amazing views!
It doesn’t matter what the weather is like when there is a hot tub, it’s just the icing on top of the cake for a great weekend.
If it is something you fancy adding to your booking, just let them know at The Old School Bunkhouse and arrangements can be made!


Explore the cave systems of the Yorkshire Dales

September 13th 2019

Caves and potholes including the famous Gaping Ghyll system and the White Scar show cave.

Beneath the rolling hills and pastoral landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, lies an underground community of tunnels, caverns, pools, waterfalls, and squeezes. Lovers of caves understand the contrasting excitement and intimacy of discovering this whole new world, under the footsteps of ordinary people.

The Old School Bunkhouse in the Yorkshire Dales

It’s only September but everyone seems to be thinking about their 2020 breaks in the Yorkshire Dales!

September 12th 2019

We’ve been receiving a lot of enquiries over the last couple of weeks for 2020 getaways to The Old School Bunkhouse. Set in the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales, why would you want to be anywhere else?

The Old School Bunkhouse is nestled between Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, with spectacular views of both and just a short drive from Ingleton and Ribblehead Viaduct.

Whether its a friends or family getaway to reconnect or a school or scouts trip for team building and exploring, the location of the Old School Bunkhouse is perfect. You’ve got accommodation to sleep up to 28 people in 6 bedrooms and a kitchen equipped to cater for a small army!

If you’re getting out and about, the Three Peaks trail is right on your doorstep, or you can explore the Yorkshire Dales from a different view by taking a trip caving, canyoning, or abseiling to name a few! We work closely with Yorkshire Adventure Company who offer a wide range of activities in the area as well as in the Lake District. If you’d like us to organise a weekend package for accommodation and activities, just enquire via email at .

Old School Bunkhouse, Chapel le Dale on the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Dales High Way routes

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