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

Call Alison Smedley on 0333 0065295


Yealand Old School is at the heart of Yealand Conyers and is part of the Quaker Heritage of the village. The accommodation is run on a not-for-profit basis. It has undergone a refurbishment and reopened in May 2019. There are three private bedrooms which can be ensuite and self-catering accommodation for all sorts of groups, families and individuals. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen, dining space for 24, WiFi, 2 lounge areas and ramped access to one bedroom (with accessible shower room and wc). Upstairs there are 3 large rooms. Groups of 10+ can use stacking beds and mats to create their own layout (sleeping bags are needed for this bunkhouse style accommodation upstairs) Camping in the adjacent field can be possible by arrangement for groups and there is a resident warden. From Yealand Old School's doorstep it is a short walk to Summerhouse Hill or Warton Crag for views across the sands of Morecambe Bay. In early summer a host of wildflowers adorn the limestone scenery at nearby Gaitbarrows NNR and Hutton Roofs crags as well as in the meadow outside where views across to Ingleborough can be enjoyed from the benches. RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss is just 2 miles away by footpath or road.The Old School 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:

    30: 1x2, 1x4, 10x stacking beds, 10x mats
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp, £10 children 5+. Private rooms from £40. Sole use from £150.
  • 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 or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the ideal for retreats page and the Hostels with Camping map.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
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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Visit Carnforth rail station, the setting of one of the most popular British films, Brief Encounter

June 28th 2019

Make a weekend of it with your family and dog enjoying a 6 mile circular walk to the coast and group accommodation at Yealand Old School.

Carnforth rail station is the real-life setting for one of the most popular romantic British films of all time, Brief Encounter. The fictional Milford Junction was created at Carnforth rail station. The location was chosen as far enough away from major cities to avoid blackout rules, shooting taking place in early 1945 before the end of the war. Today, fans can visit the platform and refreshment room as well as the heritage centre which includes memorabilia and screenings of the film.
A 6.5 mile circular walk  between Carnforth Station and the village of Bolton-le-Sands on the Lancashire Coast  makes an excellent addition to your trip. The walking route provided by Ifootpath, follows the Lancashire Coast Way and then returns along the towpath of the Lancaster Canal.
The refurbished Yealand Old School , just two miles from Carnforth Station offers affordable group accommodation in the pretty village of Yealand Conyers, surrounded by the gorgeous Lancashire Countryside.  Yealand Old School offers amazing value group accommodation. The hostel is  dog friendly has self catering facilities and WiFi!

Carnforth Station used for the 1945 film Brief Encounter

New Look: Old School – A warm welcome awaits at Yealand, Lancashire

June 27th 2019

Tucked away in the top left hand corner of Lancashire is Yealand Old School. Yealand isn’t in the Yorkshire Dales, nor is it in the Lake District but from it you can see and reach both

Over 200 years ago, Quakers set up a school for the children of the area and the building still appeals to children of all ages! The renovation completed in 2019 offers something for everyone; school parties, multi-generation family holidays and a stop off for cyclists, walkers, nature lovers and history buffs.
But where is it? Lancashire? Isn’t that all just mills and crumbly cheese? This area used to be known as Westmorland in common with much of the north of Morecambe Bay; now it is part of the longest, possibly most varied county in England.
Within 5 minutes of J35 of M6, it has an impressive ‘so near and yet so far’ nature; dark night skies and lush rolling hills bely the handy location of the Old School and offer a peaceful and accessible place for a break.
News of the Eden Project north coming to nearby Morecambe will further put Yealand, and this ‘secret’ area, on the map


Now open after major refurbishment

June 5th 2019

Yealand Old School, a favourite with fans of independent hostels, has undergone major refurbishment and now boasts a brand new kitchen, en suite bathrooms for the 3 private rooms and new beds throughout.

What better a reason do you need to visit this former Quaker school in ‘1652 country’.  As well as the Quaker history there’s plenty of great walking and cycling in the local area.  The hostel is also often used by long distance cyclists on the LEJOG route and  NCN 6 which runs from London to the Lake District.  And if you are feeling less energetic the seaside town of Arnside is just a 15 mins drive past Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve.

Yealand Old School Hostel near Arnside
Yealand Old School Hostel

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