The Pennine Way is calling your name…!

Dust off the cobwebs you’ve been collecting over Winter and start planning your next adventure!

The evenings are getting slowly lighter and you may be thinking about emerging from hibernation and beginning to plan your next adventure. At Earby Hostel, we are located very close to the Pennine Way and we are sure we can hear The Pennines calling your name!

Could The Pennine Way be your next adventure?

The Pennine Way takes on average 16-19 days to complete. But if this doesn’t fit with your pesky annual leave allowance, walking just a section of it can also be a satisfying choice.
The Pennine Way is a tough walk. The route follows England’s rocky spine from the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales, through the stunning Swaledale Valley, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviot Hills, ending in the Scottish Borders in Kirk Yetholm.
Despite being the oldest and most recognisable long distance walks, it is only completed by around 2000 people a year. You could be joining a very elite crew of Pennine Way walkers!

The History of The Pennine Way

The history of The Pennine Way is one of the most compelling reasons to walk this route. The idea for a long distance path spanning the length of the Pennines was first suggested in 1935 by journalist and campaigner Tom Stephenson, in a newspaper article entitled ‘Wanted – A Long Green Trail’. At that time much of the South Pennines and Peak District moorland were kept as exclusive grouse moors and the public excluded. It was hoped that this new trail would help open up this private land, as well as introducing a new generation to hill walking and the outdoors.
This cause is very close to our hearts at Earby Hostel. Inspiring a love of the great outdoors in young people is incredibly important to us.

Earby Hostel welcomes you!

If you are planning to tackle the Pennine Way, add Earby Hostel to your list of stop-overs. Its just a short detour from the route. Bright and lovingly decorated throughout, we offer a comfortable and homely night’s sleep for all. We love hosting walkers and especially like hearing about your travels!
We also have a great pub just 300 yards down the road. Perfect for a hearty meal and a pint after a long day of walking.

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Local Walks approved by Trail Magazine

Earby Holiday hostel was recently featured in Trail Magazine’s winter edition. We had a 4 page spread outlining some of the fantastic facilities at the hostel (the waterfall and self catering kitchen to name a few) as well as some amazing walks in the local area.

In case you missed our feature in the magazine, here are the three walks recommended by Trail Magazine and approved by us!

Embsay Crag to Crookrise Crag

Difficulty – MEDIUM
Distance – 13.5KM
Time – 6 Hours
Total Ascent – 515M
Start from – SKIPTON

Boulsworth Hill, Crow Hill & Wycoller

Difficulty – MEDIUM
Distance – 16.5KM
Time – 7 Hours
Total Ascent – 425M

Lotherdale & Pinhaw Beacon

Difficulty – MEDIUM
Distance – 15.5KM
Time – 6 Hours
Total Ascent – 520M

We can’t wait to see you in 2024!

Looking back on 2023, it was the best year since opening for families booking the Hostel Family dorm. This is brilliant because we want to inspire a love of nature in children – just like that of my own girl Maisie!


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Pendle Walking Festival 2019

Pendle Walking Festival is back for 2019 with 8 days of beautiful walks. You’ll find something for everyone with family-friendly walks, challenging hikes and flat routes. One of the biggest walking festivals in the country, Pendle Walking Festival is organised by Visit Pendle and Pendle Borough Council, and this year there are 57 walks in […]