Kildwick New Church Centre
Thank you for showing interest in this delightful Centre which is open for everyone to use.
The centre is also available for single daytime hire by Special request.
The Kildwick Centre is ideal for small group holidays e.g . School, Cub Scout, Scout, Brownie Guide or Guide Groups.
This cosy stone built residential centre is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, some of the loveliest areas of the countryside. Adults and children alike can explore the varied attractions it offers. The self-catering centre also has space for more contemplative activities, in a quiet setting.
The Centre is located midway between Keighley and Skipton on the quiet outskirts of the village of Kildwick in Airedale.
There are excellent footpaths near the River Aire which passes the centre and the Leeds Liverpool canal runs through the village. Nearby there is woodland, moorland, farmland making it ideal for interesting walks for all abilities.
Kildwick village boasts a Parish Church reputed to have the longest aisle in the England. The White Lion pub serves meals and has an outdoor garden. There is a bus service from Kildwick to Skipton and Keighley.
A 5 minute car ride away is the adjoining village of Crosshills where there is a CO-OP petrol station (with food shop), Post Office, health centre a variety of shops.
Places Of Interest Within Easy Reach
|Skipton||With well preserved Castle and shops||5 miles|
|Keighley||Start of the Worth Valley Steam Railway||5 miles|
|Bolton Abbey||Beautiful, partially ruined Abbey with parkland walks and large tea room||6 miles|
|Colne||A small Lancashire Mill Town||9 miles|
|Bingley||Location of the Leeds – Liverpool 3/5 rise locks||10 miles|
|Haworth||Home of the Bronte Sisters||11 miles|
|Saltaire||National heritage site||12 miles|
|Ilkley||Sitting below the famous moor||12 miles|
|Grassington||Picture postcard Dales village||14 miles|
|Malham Cove||Awesome Dales limestone scenery||15 miles|
|Settle||Gateway to the Dales||20 miles|
Kildwick Centre provides hostel style accommodation for 20 people in 2 eight-bunk dormitories and 2 twin bunk rooms. Blanket and pillows are provided, but please bring your own sleeping bag or sheets and a pillow slip.
The large lounge can be adapted for meetings or indoor games by the layout of comfortable chairs and tables.
On the lower ground floor, there is a separate dining room which overlooks the river and gives access to the large grassed play area. The dining room can also function as another activity room. The fully equipped kitchen is next to the dining room.
There are 2 separate washing rooms, each having a toilet, shower and wash basin.
Parking is available outside the Kildwick Centre on the roadside and also in the village.
How to reach the Kildwick Centre
By CAR: Kildwick New Church Centre is easily reached as the Aire Valley Trunk Road stops at the roundabout 100 metres away. Whether coming from Keighley or the Skipton direction – use the A629.
By BUS: Whether coming from Keighley or the Skipton direction, use the DALESWAY bus 66, which stops at Station Road, Crosshills, a 10 minute walk away, but use the subway to cross the busy A629 roundabout.
By TRAIN: Whether coming from the Keighley or Skipton train stations, you can get off at STEETON, then walk up the hill to the traffic lights at the Keighley-Skipton road, where there is a bus stop on the far side for the DALESWAY bus 66 to Kildwick. Then follow the instructions in the BUS paragraph.
Alternatively, you can get off at CONONLEY, then take a taxi from the nearby Taxi company office, or walk 15 minutes along Cononley Lane to the junction with the Keighley-Skipton road, where there is a bus stop on the far side for the DALESWAY bus 66 to Kildwick. Then follow the instructions in the BUS paragraph.
The Centre is owned by the General Conference of the New Church, but it is used by many other organisations and denominations as a place where groups can study and relax together as a small community in the informal hostel type of accommodation. The management committee hopes that the Centre will help to develop an awareness of the needs of others, amongst people of all ages.
The Kildwick Centre is subsidised and maintained by the General Conference of the New Church and other individuals, to help keep the hire charges low, making this hostel style accommodation more attractive to groups with limited budgets.
The Caretaker is Mrs Marion Law, who lives locally. She is responsible for the security of the Centre, for supplying the keys, showing you around the Centre and collecting the keys at the end of your stay. She will provide you more details about the use of the Centre e.g. gas and Electric meter locations.
Adults: £13 per person per night
Children (5 – 16): £6.50 per person per night
Children under 5: Free
Prepayment coin meters are used to pay for gas and electricity consumed by heating, the showers and cooking.
The Centre is available all weeks between Easter & October. Parties must be in the charge of a leader over 21 who will be responsible the oversight of the Centre during the time of residence. The Leader will be responsible for ensuring the cleaning and tidying of the Centre before leaving, so that it is ready for the next occupant.
Enquiries should be made to the Booking Secretary enclosing a stamped addressed envelope and a non-refundable deposit of £20 with your booking.
Mr Keith Sandiford BA, 6 Brook Close, Whitefield, Manchester M45 8FW
Telephone: 061 796 9227