In 2017, the YHA removed all the independently owned camping barns from their network. Alstonefield Camping Barn, located on Gateham Grange Farm in the Peak District, was one of these. Previous to this it had been part of the YHA’s network for 17 years. Located on a working farm on the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border, the barn continues to provide simple accommodation close to Dovedale and the Manifold Valley as part of the Independent Hostels network.
After 2017 the YHA only retained two camping barns in its network. These were on properties owned by the YHA. The farm at Gateham Grange were not discouraged and Alstonefield Camping Barn continues to welcome families, Duke of Edinburgh participants, walkers, cyclists and scout groups.Find out more about Alstonefield Camping Barn