Just outside the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of Wordsworth Country, are some very inviting fells; in fact, one of my favourite walks – the Fairfield Horseshoe – is easily accessed (well, it’ll take a steep climb to reach the crest of the fells but the effort is worth it).
I stayed two nights in an Independent Hostel in Grasmere with my wife and two children (aged 13 and 7) and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Outside, there are plenty of parking spaces and as soon as you enter the hostel, you’ll find loads of information leaflets showcasing local attractions and walks – helpful for those who aren’t familiar with the Lakes. A strong wi-fi signal is present throughout the hostel and there is a cafe and kitchen with ample equipment and accessories; the dining area isn’t cramped either with space . The TV lounge is, again, roomy with plenty to keep you occupied during rainy days or dark evenings. There are numerous books, games and a TV.
Details of all the hostels and Bunkhouses in the Lake District are shown here, and another Independent Hostel in Grasemere is Thorny How Hostel