Gearstones Lodge is ideal accommodation for families or groups wishing to either take a relaxing break, or indulge in such activities as fell walking, rock climbing, pot holing, mountain biking… just a few of the activities on offer in and around this area of the Yorkshire Dales. The lodge also provides a peaceful setting for course and field work.

Free Wifi

2 lounges

Dining Area

Large Kitchen

8 Showers

Games Room

Bike Storage

Standing on the peaks of the higher fells, reaching onto the limestone crags, grazing in the lower valleys, hiding in the maze of underground caves and passages, Ribblehead provides a great natural setting for Gearstones Lodge… and adventure!

The converted shooting lodge and barns have a fascinating history, whereby the original Gearstones Inn evolved into a shooting lodge for the local landlord.

In 1972 the premises were purchased by public subscription, monies were raised by the people of Mirfield, and Gearstones Lodge Charity was formed.

Ground Floor

The Lodge accommodation is comfortable and well furnished with full central heating and ample toilet and shower facilities.

Well-equipped kitchen, dinning rooms and lounges are situated on the ground floor. Joining the lodge is the large game/education room, providing a free-to-play pool table and table tennis table.

First Floor

The first floor offers eight bunk style rooms, which vary in size sleeping between two and eight persons, providing accommodation for up to forty people. The floor is split into two corridors, each with toilet and shower facilities.

Two modern showers blocks located on the 1st floor housing 2 showers and 2 toilets each, with another 4 showers and 2 toilets in the original ground floor annex.

: 2 beds (2 singles)
Winshaw: 8 beds (4 bunks)
Whernside: 6 beds (3 bunks)
Gayle: 6 beds (3 bunks)
Thorns: 6 beds (3 bunks)
Cuddy Gill: 4 beds (2 bunks)
Selside: 4 beds (2 bunks)
Pen-y-Ghent: 4 beds (2 bunks)

Cellar Area

Outdoor enthusiasts are catered for with a large drying room and generous changing area in the converted cellar. The cellar is also an ideal secure bike storage area for keen mountain bikers wishing to explore the area.

Lodge layout


The price for the lodge has a minimum charge of £400 per night (first 20 guests), with additional guests charged at £18 per person per night, to a maximum of 40 guests.

Please note that with the current energy increases we are all experiencing, these prices will be under review so we can continue to keep the lodge running whilst also ensuring it is kept in great condition for the future.