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

Call Debbie Bryant on 01931 714874 or 07884 260815


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 five 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    30: 5x6
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    Fri/Sat £350 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, has a pub within walking distance and is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Dales Way, the Three Peaks and the Dales High 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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Fantastic footpaths!

April 24th 2018

There are so many walking routes surrounding The Old School Bunkhouse!

The Old School Bunkhouse offers group accommodation for up to 30 people. It is ideal for walking groups as there are so many fantastic footpaths surrounding the bunkhouse, including The Three Peaks Walk and The Waterfalls Walk.

The Old School Bunkhouse

An Old-School Bunkhouse.

July 19th 2017

Right on the Three Peaks Way and offering a full range of adventure activities.

The Old School Bunkhouse, in Chapel-le-Dale near Ingleton, is old-school. 

Old School. NOUN:  Used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional.  e.g. ‘he was one of the old school of English gentlemen’

Offering group accommodation in six-bed bunk rooms, (there is a lounge, drying room, 4 shower rooms, a well equipped kitchen / dining room with ‘industrial’ appliances); the abundance of vigorous adventure activities all set in the rugged no-nonsense North Yorkshire landscape indicate a similarly traditional approach to hostelling. 

Right on the Three Peaks Way taking in Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, and offering a full range of adventure activities.  They can take you caving, canyoning, climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, walking, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and raft building. 

So if you’ve a group who have a taste for outdoor adventure – go Old School. 



New Owners at the Old School Bunkhouse

June 28th 2016

Welcome to Debbie Bryant, the new owner of this popular bunkhouse

In limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales the popular Old School Bunkhouse has superb views of Ingleborough and Whernside.    There is a comfy lounge and well equipped self catering facilities with an industrial cooker in the kitchen and dinning room.   There are 5 bedroom each with 6 beds (in bunks) making ideal accommodation for groups of up to 30 people . Enquire now to find out availability.

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