Dalesbridge is privately owned and run - no corporation or brand name, just a friendly welcoming place that is cared for by the proprietor Jon Beavan (who lives on site) and his manager and staff.
Jon has developed the business from its inception in 1993. Jon's background is one of outdoor recreation and education. A qualified youth worker and former countryside ranger, he has a wide range of outdoor instructional experience and qualifications.
He is a member of the local cave and mountain rescue team (very useful should you need a hand or go astray!), Director of the accommodation networking group ' Independent Hostels UK' and Chair of the business sustainable tourism group Bowland Experience Ltd. He is Vice Chair of the Yorkshire Dales Society and sits on a variety of groups advising the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.