21 beds (both en-suite and private rooms available), lounge, self-catering kitchen and dining room (self-catering only), drying room, cycle store, cot available and parking. Cycling, walking and mountain biking available.
Old School Lockton YO18 7PY 0845 371 9128
The cosiest hostel in the North York Moors is the old converted primary school in the village of Lockton – it's only a mile or so from Levisham station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and makes a good budget base for the eastern side of the region, including nearby Dalby Forest. Four rooms sleep just 21 people – the smallest, for three, has an en-suite bathroom, otherwise you share facilities. Eco-credentials are spot-on: it was one of the YHA's first 'green' hostels, so you've got solar-heated showers, a wood-burner in the lounge and a partly grass-covered roof. For pubs, there's the Horsehoe at nearby Levisham (good for Sunday lunch) or the Fox & Rabbit out on the main Whitby road, both about a mile's walk away. It's also one of the better YHA hostels for walkers – not just for the homely facilities but also for its proximity to the magnificent Hole of Horcum walk, one of the best days out in Yorkshire.
Located in the peaceful idyll of North York Moors National Park, this refurbished former school house has been brought into the modern age with many 'green' features - perfect for a relaxing eco holiday or cheap family getaway. Nearby Cropton Forest and Dalby Forest Drive will keep walking and cycling enthusiasts at bay, aswell as the convenience of nearby Levisham Station, great for access to walks over uncrowded moorland.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
Thornton Road Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 7JX
Best farm shop and cafe on the eastern side of the North York Moors national park.
3 Market Place Pickering YO18 7AA
Bright and breezy café and deli that serves the finest and freshest in local Yorkshire produce.
136 Westgate Pickering YO18 8BB
A real-ale, real-cider place where they absolutely don't do food!
White Swan Inn
Market Place Pickering YO18 7AA
Anywhere else and the White Swan would probably be called a gastropub.
Things to see & do nearby
Thornton le Dale
Thornton le Dale Pickering YO18 7RW
Chocolate-box pretty, that's Thornton le Dale.
Hole of Horcum
Saltergate A169 Near Pickering
North Yorkshire's Grand Canyon – with many a legend that hangs upon it
An old Roman road, a medieval highway built by a giant? You decide.
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre YO18 7LT
Dalby packs an awful lot of punch when it comes to hiking, biking and outdoor activities.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering Station Park Street Pickering YO18 7AJ
See the finest moorland scenery by way of vintage wood-panelled carriages and steam engines.
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- Accessible Rooms
- Dining area
- Drying room
- En-suite available
- Family rooms
- Open Fire
- Private Rooms
- Exclusive hire
- YHA hostels
From the A169 turn west at the sign for Lockton and Levisham.