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Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel is an impressive former gentleman's shooting lodge located in picturesque Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. Set in its own extensive grounds within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the site offers camping pod accommodation for walkers, cyclists, couples, families and groups. Grinton Lodge includes a comfortable lounge with log fire, TV room, games room, drying room, self-catering kitchen and a beautiful garden with adventure playground. The hostel is fully licensed and offers great food everyday.
Our camping pods are situated in our wooded paddock, with views over the surrounding moorland. Our pods have lighting and heating and mains electric, car parking is only 25 yds away, you will have full use of the hostel's facilities, with toilets and showers within the main building.
Our average pitch size is about 10m x 10m, though if we are quiet then there is loads of space, and you get to use our fantastic new shower and toilet facilities along with the ground floor facilities inside the Hostel, great for rainy days!
We serve a buffet-style cooked/continental breakfast from 7.30 to 9am (£4.99 for adults or £2.99 for under 10s), and offer packed lunches (£4.50 for under 10s and £5.50 adult price), both of which can be booked on arrival, or prebooked. Home-cooked evening meals are served from 6pm to 8pm, with last orders taken at reception by 7pm (prices vary).
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Scotch Corner Services A1: Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
11.6 miles Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Catterick Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
- Train stations
Garsdale Rail Station — 16.5 miles
16.5 miles Darlington Rail Station — 18.4 miles
18.4 miles Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 18.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 31.6 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 22.1 miles
Postcode DL11 6HS From Grinton, YHA Grinton Lodge is signposted 3/4 mile up hill on the moor
Via public transport, trains to Darlington or Northallerton, bus to Richmond, limited buses available from Richmond.
Fantastic walking area
Mountain Biking right from our front gate
Lovely village of Reeth only 1 1/2 mile away
YHA activities for groups
- Richmond Castle (7.8 miles)
- Easby Abbey (EH) (8.2 miles)
- Jervaulx Abbey (10.6 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (8.7 miles)
- Moulton Hall (11.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.