Community and other things to do…

A few of our staff also have ‘proper’ jobs, If you’d like to get in touch with them drop us a message.

Jason – He’s our resident tree surgeon – you can get him on 07708 727937 or email him at

Tom – Our resident physio – apparently he has magic fingers! drop us a line at if you’d like his details.

We love to help other local businesses grow, below are a few links to other business in the area we’ve crossed paths with.

Tarn House Holiday Park

Join the guys at Tarn house for a lovely break – Tarn House Holiday Park is set in the Yorkshire countryside, only a stone’s throw from the historic town of Skipton. Tarn House offers stunning views, fabulous facilities, and lots of local attractions

Moorside Farm

A great place to stay – set in Hebden just outside of Grassington, recently renovated – enough room for everyone!

Niffany Farm caravan and camping

  • Hard Standing for caravans/motor homes
  • Electric and water on most pitches
  • Camping field
  • Toilets and showers (Toilet block in field closed winter months – October to April,  main toilets and showers open all year – Shower Room not heated  )
  • Function/Games room with pool table dart board, Tv
  • Bar open bank holidays and special occasions
  • Function Room available to hire, including catering if required. Local live bands also available to hire – contact us for more information
  • Part of a working farm situated in a rural position next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the edge of the market town of Skipton.
  • Enjoying panoramic views of the Aire Valley. 
  • Public footpaths and the Canal Towpath run close by making it ideal for walking.. 
  • With the Yorkshire Dales close at hand it is an ideal base for touring. Alternatively the bustling market town of Skipton is only  1.4 miles  to the high street, 20 minutes walk by road or canal towpath

Grassington Bunk Barn

At almost 1000 feet altitude, with spectacular panoramic views of Wharfedale, our bunk barn above Grassington is a magnificent spot offering comfortable budget accommodation for groups of up to 34 people.

Newly converted to a bunk barn in 2014, the former farmhouse is beautifully appointed by the Kent family who own the adjacent furniture business, Royal Oak Furniture.

Earby Hostel

We are an independent hostel located in the peaceful town of Earby, right on the Pennine Way. We can host 21 people at a time, and we are available for private group bookings, even if you don’t need all 21 beds.

Earby Hostel is perfectly located for cycling groups and cycling holidays, walking groups, families and groups of friends. Likewise, if you’re a solo traveller or there’s just a few of you, book a bed in one of our shared rooms.

Craven Arms pub & Crook Barn

The Craven Arms, Appletreewick is a pub nestled in the heart of wharfedale with that ‘something’ extra special. Serving real ales and great food accompanied by gas lighting, real log fires and a great, friendly atmosphere. The Cruck barn behind provides the venue for many large events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries concerts and parties. The heather thatched roof and soaring oak trusswork provides a truly unique atmosphere for your celebrations.

With a reputation for great food & real ale, your visit will not be disappointing. Our kitchen takes enormous pride in their in house catering, with artisan dishes made & cooked to order with locally sourced produce. The real ale is just as coveted, ales are properly cask conditioned in our own cellar & local breweries are always in stock.

Our local friendly team will always make you feel welcome, whether popping in for a pint, a quick bite or a dinner celebration. If you are planning an event, then our events team are expert at delivering tailor made, bespoke events for you & your guests. The Shepherd huts offer a rather special overnight stay.

Le Bistro Des Amis

Le Bistro Des Amis is proud to be situated in the beautiful market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire. Our cosy, laid back atmosphere and tasty food means we’re the perfect place for if you want to pop in for a quick coffee or beer or linger over a full three-course dinner. Our Franco/Yorkshire twist means that we serve classic French dishes alongside some British favourites and modern European cuisine. We source our ingredients either locally or from famous French markets because we believe top quality produce speaks for itself. Our staff are super friendly and efficient so whether you’re out with friends, family or just popping out on your own, come meet our welcoming team, relax and enjoy the flavours…

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Nestling in one of the most beautiful parts of Yorkshire, Bolton Abbey Station has been lovingly re-created by our volunteers in the original Midland Railway style of the 1800’s.  Platform 1 and the main station building were re-opened in 1998, and since then we have added an original Midland Railway signal box (in the location of the original) at the east end of platform 1.  From platform 1, you can see the next phase of our development with platform 2 and 3 being re-instated.  Our plans include additional station buildings and a footbridge to connect the platforms.

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