Walking Holidays


walking holidays

Being on the Yorkshire / Lancashire border we are in the perfect place as a base for your walking holiday.

We are within minutes of The Pennine Way, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, Malham Cove, The Yorkshire Dales and so many more great walking routes!

Why not book your family or friends into the holiday hostel for a safe, fun, walking holiday?


You couldn’t ask for a better placed base for a walking holiday than Earby Hostel! We’re right on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire, just outside Skipton.

The Pennine Way is literally on our doorstep. We try to always leave a couple of beds free each night in case you need to make a last minute stop.

Within a 30 minute drive you could be…

  • In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Scrambling up Malham Cove
  • Climbing Embsay Crag
  • Approaching the closest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks
  • Entering the beautiful Devonshire Estate at Bolton Abbey

We welcome walking clubs, groups of friends and individual guests.

At The Hostel You'll Find...

  • 21 beds across 4 rooms with private rooms available
  • Plenty of storage for muddy boots, rucksacks, coats etc…
  • Comfortable lounge and dining rooms
  • Well equipped kitchen for self-catering stays
  • Optional breakfast and evening meals provided by Matt
  • Wildlife Garden – ideal for games, BBQ, relaxing after a long walk
  • Private car park
Pennine Way...Yorkshire 3 Peaks...Dales Way

Local Walks & Hikes

The Pennine Way


The Pennine Way is 268 miles of upland walking along the rugged backbone of England. If you’re ‘Walking the Way’ then make sure you plan a night at Earby Hostel as part of your itinerary.



Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss can all be found in Malhamdale, and you can spend a few hours walking around the village and surrounding landscape. From lush waterfalls to spectacular rock formations, Malhamdale has some really great views for walkers!

The Yorkshire Three Peaks


The ultimate Yorkshire hiking challenge. The Yorkshire Three peaks are Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and cover around 25 miles, with 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.

The challenge is to cover the distance in under 12 hours, and we’re under an hour away from the various starting points, so ideal if you need a place to stay before or after your challenge.

Looking for a more leisurely way to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks? Make a weekend of it! You could climb a peak a day, or 2 peaks one day and the 3rd peak the next.


Bolton Abbey & The Devonshire Estate


There are loads of great walks around Bolton Abbey, including family trails, woodland walks, riverside rambles and more. There’s plenty of lovely tea shops and cafes around the village, as well as the stepping stones across the River Wharfe and The Priory ruins.

Barden Moor, Simon’s Seat and The Valley of Desolation are all more strenuous walks you can start from Bolton Abbey.