Gearstones Location

Gearstones Lodge is situated in North Yorkshire on the B6255, one mile from the famous Ribblehead Viaduct and central to Ingleton, Hawes, Dent, Horton in Ribblesdale and Settle.

Standing at the foot of Blea Moor, Ribblehead, in the heart of the Three Peaks of; Whernside, Pen-Y-Ghent and Ingleborough.

An ideal location for adventure in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District.

The Area around Gearstones is covered by the Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map 2 – Grid: SD 780800.

Our Address:

Gearstones Lodge
Blea Moor Road
Chapel le Dale
North Yorkshire

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GPS Coordinates: 54° 12′ 54.7776” N, 2° 20′ 20.0868” W
Latitude/Longitude: 54.215210, -2.338908
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Gearstones Grounds Layout

Formerly an old shooting lodge, the buildings have been converted into a comfortable and spacious outdoor activity centre.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks

Gearstones Lodge and Cottage are set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and central to the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Explore the Gearstones area

Food and Drink

Whether you’re not up for cooking or fancy a stretch out to the local pub, there’s a few places close to Gearstones that are worth a visit.

The Station Inn


Roughly 1 mile (20 mins walk) towards Ribblehead Viaduct, The Station Inn is a great place to stop for quality homemade food and the very best locally brewed ales – a genuine Yorkshire free house!

We recommend you book in advance as they do tend to get quite busy.

The Old Hill Inn


The Old Hill Inn is an ancient establishment of great character, which dates back to 1615. With roaring log fires, open beams, it’s a perfect place for a cosy meal and a pint of well-kept, refreshing beer.

Booking is required for food.

Things To Do in The Area

The unpredictable Yorkshire Dales weather could put a slight damper on your plans for the day. However, if you feel the need to still get out from the tranquility of the Cottage or Lodge, there’s a few places you can visit not too far from Gearstones.

Ribblehead Viaduct


Right next door to The Station Inn, roughly 1 mile (20 mins walk), Ribblehead Viaduct is the most impressive structure on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. About a mile north of the viaduct, just beyond Blea Moor signal box, is Force Gill Aqueduct, carrying Force Gill over the railway. A footpath leads from Ribblehead viaduct over the aqueduct to Whernside.

Ingleborough Cave


Located on the south side of Ingleborough, just above the picturesque village of Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales, we are easily accessible by road and rail. Head over to their website to find out more.

White Scar Cave


The longest show cave in Britain. The cave is about two miles from the village of Ingleton. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trial


The four and a half mile Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, it’s an ideal day out amongst unspoilt surroundings with family and friends.

Red Squirrel Trail


The Snaizeholme red squirrel viewing area lies in the heart of the Widdale Red Squirrel Reserve. Coniferous woodland is ideal habitat for red squirrels. The viewpoint and surrounding woodland offer an excellent chance of getting superb views of red squirrels as they visit a feeder in a woodland clearing.


Gearstones Lodge and Cottage are central to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and close to both the Pennine Way and the Dales Way, making them an ideal base to stay.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Dales

The three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside – probably the best-known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Individually wonderful walks in their own right, or challenge yourself to the 24 mile circular taking in all three at once.

The Dales Way

Ilkley – Bowness-on-Windamere

The Dales Way runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria, following mostly riverside paths and passing through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the gentle foothills of southern Lakeland to the shore of England’s grandest lake.

The Pennine Way

Edale – Kirk Yetholm

The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK’s most famous 268 miles (431 km) long-distance walks. Opened on 24th April 1965, it paved the way for public access to some of England’s wildest landscapes.