About YHA Grinton Lodge

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Great for walking groups

With its own unique style, elevated position and dedicated facilities for groups, this former hunting lodge is an excellent choice for exploring North Yorkshire. Perched on the slopes of Swaledale, with stunning views across and down the valley, fascinating geography all around, and on-site activities for school trips, YHA Grinton Lodge offers the perfect mix of mod cons and period charm.

With plenty of internal breakout space, including a dedicated classroom, smaller study room, games room, dining room and lounge, plus outside, a large contained lawn, gravel courtyard, 5-a-side football pitch and onsite activity course – there’s plenty of room for groups.

For school groups staying at the hostel we can offer our new Multi-Activity package, which includes guided walks across the moors, local history and geography sessions, learning about the impact of lead mining on the area, archery, shelter building, fire lighting and orienteering. You ca also enjoy more adventurous sessions including abseiling, climbing, rafting and other adrenaline fueled challenges delivered by our expert partners at High Adventures.

YHA Grinton Lodge also makes a great destination for groups keen on leading their own activities, be it secondary schools, colleges or universities wanting to lead fieldwork sessions in the fabulous moorland that’s accessible straight from the hostel door, or primary school planning their own bespoke residential. You can also add YHA led activities as a half day or full day bolt onto your self-led stay or go that little further and book in a day of activities with High Adventure.

Situated 10 miles north of Richmond, home to Richmond castle YHA Grinton Lodge is a special retreat for social groups who will love our vantage point overlooking the valley. The hostel is great for those looking for a group stay focused on hiking or biking, with fabulous winding roads and miles of footpaths to explore. The moors above YHA Grinton Lodge make for an exciting walk mixing both the incredible and sometime rare flora and fauna of the area, with wonderful history in the shape of ancient Roman forts and evidence of mining through the ages.

We offer catering options for all our groups as well as a licensed bar stocked with local ales, perfect after a long day spent on the moors or exploring all North Yorkshire has to offer. Finally corporate groups looking for a great get away will find the perfect home in our stunning hostel, where we can provide plenty of space to work, great food and a great location, we can also provide adventurous activities for groups wanting that little extra. There’s even free Wi-Fi for those who can tear themselves away from the view.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Grinton Lodge has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award
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Packages available at this hostel

Grinton Lodge Multi-Activity

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from


per person based on a two night stay


Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.


  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Shelter building
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
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Discovery Package

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7 - 13

Prices from


per person per night*


Fun, challenging and memorable experiences

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team working and communication skills.


  • River studies
  • Roman siege engines
  • Runes and jumblies
  • Dig through history
  • Let's Get Cooking
  • Guided walk
  • Team challenges
  • Fire and bread making
  • Archery
  • Astronomy activities (winter only)
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Grinton Lodge

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Adventure bolt-on

Prices from


per person*


Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities available include:

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Team Development
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YHA bolt-on

Prices from


per person*


YHA bolt-on

Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.


  • TBC
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YHA Grinton Lodge

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