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The Hudswell Hostel is located in the small village of Hudswell in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Originally St. Michaels and All Angels church, it’s an important part of our local community.

Within Hudswell we have Yorkshire’s first community owned pub, The George & Dragon. Additionally we have a little local shop, library, community allotments and affordable homes built by the Hudswell Community Charity (HCC).

Our latest news and stories of interest

Hudswell Community Charity and local archaeologists, including thirty villagers and children, began exploring an area identified by LiDAR mapping near St Michaels Church. They suspected it might be the site of a Saxon Church. What's been uncovered so far…
Private Robert Mansfield is commemorated on the Pickersgill family gravestone in the churchyard of St Michaels and All Angels.

We've posted a short story about Robert and the first world war.
30th September 2023 (10:15 - 15:15 BST)

A pilgrimage walk from St Mary’s Church, Richmond, via Hudswell Hostel at St Michael’s, ending at St Michael and All Angels, Downholme. By the Friends of Finchale Camino.
More than 50 volunteers from Hudswell and the local archaeology club came to explore the origins of Hudswell on Saturday 8th and 22nd July. Lead by local archaeologists, they investigated the land in front of the church.

What else was uncovered during the dig?
Local Hudswell residents joined 60 other pilgrims to walk from Finchdale Priory to Durham Cathedral.

This is the first stage of the Camino Ingles, which will eventually stretch from Finchdale to Southampton.

We need your help and support

We have done really well and are over 50% of the way to our target of £1.1m

So far we have financial pledges of £619,673, this is fantastic!

But we still need your help. We also need to raise £25,000 through crowdfunding. It’s not too late, please make a donation now, small or large, every penny helps.

Did you know, that if you’re a UK tax payer, you can also increase your donation by 25% by selecting Gift Aid and at no cost to you!

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