Yealand Old School, Yealand Rd, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, LA5 9SH

Call Alison Smedley on 0333 0065295


Yealand Old School hostel at the heart of Yealand Conyers and is part of the Quaker Heritage of the village. The hostel is run on a not-for-profit basis and has undergone a refurbishment, reopening in May 2019. The hostel offers three en-suite private rooms and simple self-catering accommodation for all sorts of groups. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen, good dining space, fast Wifi, inside cycle storage and a ramp for disabled access. Upstairs there is a sizable hall and a comfortable sitting room. Duvets are available for a small charge per visit. Camping in the adjacent field may be possible and there is a Resident warden. Groups normally have sole occupancy of the building and get priority for bookings at weekends. Stroll from Yealand Old School's doorstep to Warton Crag for views across the sands of Morecambe Bay. In early summer hunt out a host of wild flowers on the limestone scenery at nearby Gaitbarrows NNR and Hutton Roofs crags. Kids will enjoy Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, a small zoo close by and the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss make a nice day out. The hostel is well located for walking and cycling. It is often used by cyclists on the LEJOG route and is on on the National Cycle Network Route 6. This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    25: 3x2 (en-suite) + 20 mattresses.
  • Open:

    Open now for new bookings. Dates available from 4th June 2019.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp, £7.50 children 5+. Min charge £100 for group Friday/Sat, £50 during week.
  • Booking:

    Contact warden for booking form.
  • Directions:

    Exactly at the top of the hill on the main road through Yealand Conyers village, 5 mins from J35 M6.
  • Public Transport:

    Carnforth station 3 miles, with a connection by local bus which stops outside the hostel.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route and the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway.


bSingle sex dormitories
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Latest Blog about Yealand Old School

Walney Island

October 5th 2016

I stretch out on a long wooden bench, gently, gently drifting off. A seagull acts as my alarm call, 30 minutes later! Here on Walney Island within site of the lighthouse I’ve been drugged by the sea air.

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Walney Island Lighthouse
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News & Offers from Yealand Old School

Nearest Hostel to the old Arnside Youth Hostel

May 20th 2019

Yealand Old School provides dog friendly accommodation in Arnside & Silverdale Area of Natural Beauty

Arnside Youth Hostel, closed since November 2018, now has permission for conversion to residential use.   If you are looking for hostel accommodation in the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Natural Beauty, Yealand Old School welcomes individuals and groups.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept out of the bedrooms. There is a lobby area ideal for your dog bed/basket and some people bring dog cages. This area has a hard floor and pillars ideal for tethers, just in case your dog is inclined to wander.
When visiting us be sure to check out the RSPB Nature Reserve only a 10 minute drive away and filled with lots of fun things or all the family to do. You can relax and see some magical wildlife or go bird watching, whatever takes your fancy!

Carnforth Station while staying at Arnside Hostel

Yealand Old School now taking bookings for dates from 4th June.

March 27th 2019

Here’s the new wardens favorite view, taken from the garden of Yealand Hostel looking towards Ingleborough.

Yealand Old School is reopening with a group booking at the end of May.  From the 4th of June there are dates available for bookings, so come and stay in this newly refurbished accommodation.   There are now 3 rooms with en suite bathrooms and  a large space with mattresses for groups.  A newly refurbished communal kitchen ideal for group catering and the space ideal for youngsters to expand into on a wet day.

Part of the Quaker heritage of Yealand Conyers, Yealand Old School is at the heart of the village, the landscape and local history. The  village is right up in the far north of Lancashire, relishing its proximity to the Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The Forest of Bowland. The bunkhouse at The Old School is in the heart of the village in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB.    It is ideal for refugees off the M6,  Lejog (Lands End to John O Groats) cyclists,  youth groups and  extended family group holidays.

Yealand Conyers is not just in the heart of a lovely landscape but also of history too. In 1652 the Quakers were formed locally – hence the area is called ‘1652 country’. It is owned and run by the local Society of Friends (or Quakers).  It is a simple, wholesome, ethical and welcoming group hostel. If you are looking for accommodation for your group to experience the history or the unparalleled local landscape, Yealand Old School could well be it.

View from Yealand Old School Hostel garden towards Ingleborough

The new warden appointed at Yealand Old School House

March 25th 2019

Exciting times at Yealand Old School House. The new warden, Alison, will be starting work on 1st April. She will be very busy preparing for the hostel reopening which is still planned for the 1st May.

So now’s the time to book. Whether you’ve visited in the past and are curious to see all the improvements or you’d like to be one of the first to benefit from all the efforts of the builders and decorators.
When visiting us be sure to check out the RSPB Nature Reserve only a 10 minute drive away and filled with lots of fun things for all the family to do.  You can relax and see some magical wildlife or go bird watching, whatever takes your fancy!
And even though it has all been refurbished, dogs are still welcome at Yealand Old School House!


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