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 a range of educational and activity packages including our new Discovery and Multi-Activity packages, or our classic Alex Rider package. Our Alex Rider packages offer students the opportunity to challenge themselves as they complete our Spy training academy. Plus, each participant receives a free copy of ‘Stormbreaker’ the first book in the Alex Rider book series.

Our discovery and Alex Rider packages include a range of activities including 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, orienteering, code breaking, gadget design and more. While our Multi-Activity packages combine these activities with 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.

Facilities

  • 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
  • Classrooms
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

Stay from

FULL
BOARD

£29.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

HALF
BOARD

£22.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

B & B

£18.00

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

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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.

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Packages available at this hostel

Grinton Lodge Discovery

Discovery package

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

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 work and communication skills.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Fire lighting
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges
  • Go create
  • Guided walk
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Grinton Lodge Multi-Activity

Multi-Activity package

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

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.

Activities

  • Guided walk
  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Shelter building
  • Bushcraft and fire lighting
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
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Alex Rider Grinton Lodge

Alex Rider Spy Academy

Suitable for ages 8+

Prices from

£130.45

per person based on a two night stay

(+VAT)

Test your pupil's mettle with this spy training

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Spy Academy package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Raft building
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Weaseling
  • Archery
  • Survival skills
  • Night hikes
  • Gadget design
  • Code cracking
  • Observation skills
Find out more
Grinton Lodge Alex Rider

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Suitable for ages 7-13

Prices from

£40.50

per person per night*

(+VAT)

Train the next secret agents

Ignite your student’s imaginations enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Spy Academy and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupils’ mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Guided navigation walks
  • Team building
  • Fire lighting
  • Bushcraft
  • Shelter building
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
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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.

Grinton Lodge YHA bolt-on

Prices from

£8

per person*

(+VAT)

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.

Activities

  • Team challenges
  • Shelter building
  • Archery
  • Guided walk
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
Find out more
Adventure bolt-on

Prices from

£40

per person*

(+VAT)

Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

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

Activities

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Raft building
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
Find out more

YHA Grinton Lodge

Grinton, Richmond, DL11 6HS
OS Map:98
OS Grid Ref:SE048975
Latitude:54.373774
Longitude:-1.927156
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