Homely overnight stays
with a warm welcome

West Winds Walker's Lodge offers affordable, comfortable overnight stays with optional breakfast and packed lunch. We are situated in a quiet location away from the main road and can almost guarantee a night free of traffic and other urban noise. Outside are dark night skies with, depending on the weather of course, panoramic views of the stars.

...Pot of tea and home-made cake...

West Winds Walker's Lodge is on the Dales Way, Wainwright's Pennine Journey, Lady Anne's Way and the Inn Way

Our position on the Dales Way, Wainwright’s Pennine Journey, Lady Anne's Way and the Inn Way makes our Walker's Lodge a must for trail walkers and our accommodation is also ideal for weekend walkers, families and small groups.

When you arrive at West Winds (check-in time is between 4pm and 7pm, or other times by prior arrangement), we provide a welcoming pot of tea and home-made cake in our tearooms. All guest rooms have central heating and a washbasin. A shared bathroom is close by. A tea/coffee tray allows you to make a drink at any time, for which we provide fresh milk.

If it’s a fine evening you can sit out in the tea-garden and watch the bats emerging from our eaves or take a stroll down by the river and try to count the swallows as they dart and swoop. Alternatively, try some traditional Yorkshire beers in one of the local pubs.

...Hearty breakfast...

Our food hygiene is rated as very good

The next morning we would love to provide you with a hearty breakfast to help you on your way and you can look forward to a wide range of choices, both cooked and continental, served in our tearooms between 8am and 9am. We wouldn't want you to set out on your walk hungry!

Our packed lunches are also legendary and cost just £6.50, which includes a sandwich, a packet of Lancashire crisps, a home-made cake and a piece of fruit. We’ll also happily fill up your flask with a hot drink from the kitchen, free of charge.

...Guest bedrooms...

Double room at West Winds

We have a double room and two single rooms. Full bed and breakfast is £70 for two sharing the double room (or £40 single occupancy). If you prefer to cater for yourselves or make an early start before breakfast, the room-only rate for the double room is £60 for two people (or £35 single occupancy). Full bed and breakfast in a single room is £35, with a room-only rate of £30.

And if you stay for more than one night, you'll save £5 per person on each and every extra night.

We are pleased to say that we are working to reduce our use of plastics at West Winds and maximise reuse, composting and recycling. There is a long way to go but we are committed to doing what we can. If you choose to stay with us, you will be asked to separate out your waste and place it in the appropriate containers. You can also help by keeping single-use plastic to a minimum while at West Winds. If you order packed lunch items from us, they will come in home-compostable bio-bags.

Please note that West Winds was built in the 1850s and the layout of the building remains much as it was then. All bedrooms are on the first floor, the stairs are steep and there is a sharp turn and a small landing. If you have mobility difficulties please contact us so we can discuss whether West Winds meets your requirements.

What people have said about staying at West Winds...

“If you want a lovely overnight and a bit of a feast as well, this is the place for you.” Harry Gration, BBC Look North

“Thank you for a lovely stay and the delicious packed lunch you made us. We ate it up at Cam Houses where the view is spectacular. We stayed at some nice B&Bs but I just wanted to let you know we thought yours was the best and the friendliest. Also your Yorkshire curd tart was the best I’ve ever tasted.” SB, Barnsley

“A welcome break for two wet Dales Way walkers!” M and J, Bedfordshire

“Thank you so much. We’ve had a lovely stay. A really warm welcome, nice hot bath, amazing cakes and stunning breakfast.” Tim and Helen, Ilkley

“Once you’ve stayed here, you want all B&Bs to be like this.” Clare, Colchester

“A beautiful, tranquil and cosy place to spend a sunny three days in the springtime.” Tom and Esther, Scotland

“Great couple of nights – admire the gardens and whole ethos of local food.” Janet, Norfolk

“Superb food and hospitality, as always.” Denise and Mike, Derby

“Delicious food and welcoming hosts. Nice to have a place that tries to be ethical, organic and healthy in its catering.” P and S, Halifax

“Would definitely recommend to others.” Christine, Preston

“Just a quick note to say thanks for a lovely stay. This was my favourite B&B of the walk, best value and great breakfast choices. It was also the first time that I had tried Yorkshire Curd Tart – it was delicious.” HQ

“You fed us so well, we’ll have to go on a diet when we get home!” David and Brenda, South Africa

“What a lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back.” Urs, Switzerland

“A very enjoyable break – lovely cottage, stunning scenery and very friendly owners.” Maureen, Chris and Paul, Bolton

“Thoughtful, kind owners. Eco-heaven.” Mandy and Sam, Leeds

Making a booking

Sorry, we cannot take dogs

The Walker's Lodge reopens on Friday 1 May 2020. We are now taking bookings for 2020 until Sunday 1 November.

Please note, we cannot offer accommodation to dogs - our cats won't let us!

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Within seven days of making an advance booking, please pay for the cost of your stay online through the secure PayPal service using a credit or debit card. To do this, click on the Pay Now button below and follow the PayPal instructions. You do not need to have a PayPal account. All payments will be confirmed by us by email as soon as possible.


You can also pay in advance for your stay by post using a cheque made payable to West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms. Please put your address on the back. Please note that we cannot accept cheques or process debit or credit cards presented by customers while on the premises.

If you need to cancel your booking for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel seven days or more before arrival, we will return any payment made, less an administration charge of £7.50. For bookings cancelled after this time, 50 per cent of the total cost of your stay will be retained and the remainder refunded. This is due to the difficulty of filling rooms that become vacant at short notice. For cancellations made on the day of arrival, the full cost of your stay remains payable. Sadly we cannot be discretionary about our cancellation policy, even if you have a very good reason for needing to cancel at short notice. You may want to consider taking out travel insurance to guard against any unforeseen occurrences.