YHA Dalby Forest YHA
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.
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.
The Owner Says
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.
Rooms21 beds with a selection of private rooms, dorm rooms and en-suite rooms available.
PriceDormitory beds from £18, private rooms from £69. Available for exclusive hire.
Opening TimesOpen all year. Reception Times: 08.00-10.00, 17.00-22.00. Hostel Closing Times: 23.00
From the A169 turn west at the sign for Lockton and Levisham.
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