Yorkshire Subterranean SocietyAt the YSS we take great pride in our facilities - you will find these are second to none in the Yorkshire Dales and ideal for outdoor activities. For booking enquires go to the contacts page to get in touch with the booking secretary or complete the online booking form. For pictures please look in our Gallery.
The hut benefits from central heating throughout and has a good supply of hot water for washing up and showers. There is also an outside tap for washing gear. We have facilities for recycling glass, plastic, tins and paper. There is some on-site parking and also a large (free) car park across the road. It is about a 2 minute walk to the local pub.



The original building, an old school purchased by the club in 1981, was converted into basic self-catering accommodation comprising a living room, kitchen, bunkroom and limited bathroom facilities. Since then several projects have been undertaken. 

The former bunkroom is now a separate dining room and five new bunkrooms have been added (the four downstairs rooms sleep 8 each in bunk beds, while the upstairs room is reserved for members). 

Other extensions include a drying room and several extra toilets/showers with the most recent additions being a library and meeting room, which have been built into the roof space, and an additional gear store (garage).


We have up to 32 beds available for guests to book. Bookings are per bed not per room. Guests have use of all the communal downstairs facilities - the meeting room and SRT wall are available to book separately if required.


  • Kitchen – contains 3 Gas Hobs, 3 electric ovens, 3 fridges, a microwave, toasters, kettles and an urn. There is also a wide selection of cooking utensils, pans, crockery and cutlery.
  • Lounge – large lounge area with comfortable seating and low tables
  • Dining Room – Tables and chairs to seat up to 20 persons
  • Bunkrooms – the bunks are supplied with vinyl covered mattresses. You will need sleeping bags and pillows. Each room sleeps 8 and we have four rooms.
  • Showers & Toilets – these are situated throughout the building. Some of the showers are electric while others run off the hot tank.
  • Drying Room – ample space for drying clothing, at a cost of £1 to run the dehumidifier for eight hours.
  • Tackle Store – the new “garage” in the car park is available for guests to use during their stay. There are some bike racks inside.
 Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Building Plan

School House
Down outside steps to members tackle store.

Meeting Room

We have a complete meeting room, which is booked out as a separate entity from the rest of the hut, that is available for use by groups and the local community either for a whole day or part day. The meeting room has a small kitchen area where drinks and light refreshments can be prepared.
For further information and booking please contact us

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SRT Wall

The SRT Training Wall, which is booked out as a separate entity from the rest of the hut, is available for use by groups and can be booked over 3 slots during the day. Slot1 - 09:00 to 13:00, Slot2 13:00 - 17:00 and Slot3 17:00 - 21:00. The wall has an absolute curfew of 21:00 and must then be vacated and locked.
As stated, this is booked separate and the fact you may be staying at the school does not give automatic right of entry so if you wish to use it please book and avoid disappointment.