An excellent way to
explore the Lake District. Most valleys have hostels, ranging in standard
from cosy bunkhouse, to almost luxurious family rooms.
Waterhead Ambleside Formerly a hotel, this large building has recently been
refurbished to a high standard of comfort with many small rooms and lake views.Open
every day of the year
01524 761781Oakfield Lodge Redhills Road Arnside
A mellow stone house on the edge of a coastal village on
the Kent estuary. Convenient for cyclists (bike hire).
Black Sail YHA
0411 108450 Black Sail Hut Ennerdale Originally a shepherd's bothy, remote
and isolated at the head of Ennerdale.
Borrowdale (Longthwaite) YHA
Duddon Estuary Youth Hostel
Cumbria LA18 4JU
Tel/Fax: 01229 773937
Description: A small hostel situated on the shore of the Duddon Estuary, with
stunning views across the water to the fells. Large sandy beaches and RSPB
Reserve nearby. Open all year.
Longthwaite Borrowdale Keswick
Recently refurbished, this hostel is built mainly of cedarwood
to blend into its secluded location.
King George VI Memorial Hostel Buttermere Cockermouth
A traditional Lakeland state building in its own grounds overlooking
Buttermere and Crummock Water.
The University of Northumbria The Old Brewery Residences Bridge Lane
Caldewgate Accommodation is available to YHA members in an award-winning
conversion of the former Theakstons Brewery.
Carrock Fell YHA
High Row Haltcliffe Hesket Newmarket, Wigton
An old farmhouse, simple in character, in a peaceful hamlet on the edge of
the Caldbeck Fells.
Cockermouth Hostel now closed 2017
Coniston Coppermines YHA
Coppermines House Coniston, Surrounded by the Coniston fells, this was once
home to the managerof the coppermines.
Coniston (Holly How) YHA
Holly How, Far End, Coniston
A traditional Lakeland slate building, set in its own gardens,at the foot
of the fells.
Barrow House Borrowdale, Keswick. A superb 200 year old mansion with stunning
views across the lake.
Elterwater (Langdale) YHA
Elterwater, Ambleside. A converted farmhouse and barn on the edge of the hamlet
Ennerdale (Gillerthwaite) YHA
Cat Crag, Ennerdale, Cleator. Converted from two foresty cottages, with no
electricity but gas lighting throughout
Boot, Holmrook A purpose built hostel in extensive grounds set amid the quieter
south west Lakeland fells.
Grasmere (Butterlip How) YHA
Butterlip How, Easedale Road, Grasmere. A large Victorian house built in traditional
Lakeland style on the edge of the village.
Grasmere (Thorney How) YHA
Thorney How, Grasmere. Lakeland farmhouse, 15 minutes walk from the centre
of the village of Grasmere.
Esthwaite Lodge, Hawkshead, Ambleside .A handsome Regency mansion in extensive
grounds overlooking Esthwaite Water
Greenside, Glenridding, Penrith
Approached by a one and a half meter track from the village of Glenridding,
this hostel is isolated and peaceful.
Honister Hause YHA
Honister Hause, Seatoller, Keswick. A small hostel at the summit of Honister
Pass, a high level route connecting the valleys of Borrowdale and Buttermere.
118 Highgate, Kendal
A Georgian townhouse in a prime position on the main street in Kendal, next
to the Brewery Arts Centre.
Station Road, Keswick. Close to the centre of Keswick, the hostel looks across
the park to Skiddaw and the North Western fells.
Langdale (High Close) YHA
High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Owned by the National Trust, a rambling Victorian mansion set in extensive
grounds between Elterwater and Grasmere.
Goldrill House, Patterdale, Penrith
A Scandinavian style building designed to blend in with the scenery just south
None YHA bunkhouse : New Ing Farm,
Shap, Nr. Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3LX tel: 01931716719
Skiddaw House YHA
Skiddaw Forest, Bassenthwaite, Keswick
A former shooting Lodge at 1550ft beneath the summit of Skiddaw.
The Old School, Stanah Cross, Keswick
A small hostel with limited facilities (no central heating or T.V.)
but lots of character.
Wasdale Hall, Wasdale
SeascaleA lovely National Trust half-timbered house dating from 1829, with
High Cross, Bridge Lane, Troutbeck
WindermereA large house in an elevated position near the hamlet of Troutbeck,
2 miles outside the busy town of Windermere.
The Youth Hostel Association's
own web site with details of facilities and basic maps can be found at http://www.yha.org.uk
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