Yealand Old School, 18 Yealand Rd, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9SH

Call Warden on 07468 512530


Yealand Old School is at the heart of Yealand Conyers and is part of the Quaker Heritage of the village. The self-catering 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 as well as versatile accommodation for 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 and sitting room). 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) From Yealand Old School's doorstep it is a short walk to Summerhouse Hill and 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 the Old School ,where views across to Ingleborough can be enjoyed. RSPB 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. It is a quiet village location with a pub serving food down the road.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    25: 1x2, 2x4, 10x stacking beds, 5 x mats
  • Open:

    Reopening early 2021. All year. Check in between 5-8pm (or by arrangement) Depart by 11am.
  • Price per night:

    From £20pp, £10 children 5+. Sole use from £150.
  • Booking:

    Booking in advance recommended. By email or phone.
  • Directions:

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

    Carnforth railway station 3 miles, with a connection by local bus which stops outside the Old School. Silverdale railway station with a bus or 2 mile.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Settle to Carlisle Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Yealand Old School

Yealand Old School 2021 Re-opening!

March 16th 2021

We will be running a staggered re-opening, in accordance with government guidelines

Openings will start at one household only from the 12th April at earliest, followed by Rule of 6 or two households between May and June and finally fully re-opening in late June or early August.

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Yealand Old School is an Eco hostel.

September 23rd 2019

So how does that affect your stay? Well, some of the hot water comes from solar, the building is well insulated and mostly double glazed, laundry is done in house and mostly line dried and we encourage you to sort your recyclables into the bins provided (and more!) We are currently overwelmed with apples and guests are greeted with homegrown organic apples from the orchard

Yealand Old School, 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 Eco Hostel near Arnside

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

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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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