Almond Lodge Helvellyn, Almond Lodge Helvellyn, Greenside Road, Glenridding. CA11 0QR

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Group mountain hostel on Helvellyn in the Lake District

Almond Lodge group hostel enjoys a truly stunning location one third of the way up Helvellyn and just over a mile from the village of Glenridding and the southern end of Ullswater.

The beautiful stone building was home to Greenside lead and silver mine offices and workshops in the 1840s. A hostel since the 1970s, it was closed some 10 years ago, in dire need of much love. The current owners bought it a couple of years ago and have completely renovated it. It's now modern where it needs to be, harks back to its origins where it can, and has a few quirks here and there. The perfect ambiance for a great stay.

With 28 beds across 4 rooms, Almond Lodge is the ideal base for groups of walkers, climbers, runners, cyclists or wild swimmers who want a bit more comfort than the traditional, basic hostel accommodation - there is even a bath and a dishwasher! It's also the perfect bolt-hole for groups of friends/family who want to escape the rat race for a few days.

Facilities include: Commercial style kitchen, fully equipped to cater for 30. Separate dining room. Cosy lounge with fierce log burner. Map/planning room. Bunks with super comfortable full size mattresses. 4 bathrooms either en suite or next to the bedroom - 4 powerful showers and a bath. Drying room. Ample parking. Plus breathtaking views in every direction.

The local village of Glenridding has a couple of shops and a variety good pubs and restaurants. Plus there are large supermarkets in Penrith a 30 min drive away, some of which do online delivery to the Lodge.

BYO bedding. Dogs welcome by arrangement. Available only on a sole use basis.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    28: 3x8, 1x4
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Low: £370 m/week, £500 w/end nights. High: £500 m/week, £620 w/end . Plus £60 per stay service charge
  • Booking:

    Please book by phone or e mail.
  • Directions:

    Postcode is generally good for satnavs: CA11 0QR, or you can use what3words: chap.suits.hillsides. Glenridding can be accessed from the north or the south via J40 M6 (follow signs for Ullswater) or from the south you can take the scenic route via J36 M6 then via Windermere and Kirkstone Pass (but avoid if snow/ice etc.). From Glenridding, head up to the end of Greenside Road we are the final building on the left. • follow signs for the YHA • you will pass the Travellers Rest pub - then turn RIGHT up the hill • then LEFT up Greenside Road • then along the track for about a mile - past the YHA, through the gate ahead • then immediately left though the next gate and drive around the back.
  • Public Transport :

    There are good bus connections (#508) with Penrith train station. The Glenridding Bus stop is 1.2 miles from Almond Lodge - walk up the Greenside road as far as you can go.
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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An awesome hostel perched half way up Helvellyn Mountain

January 25th 2022

If you love mountains, fresh air, freedom and visiting the Lake District, you’ll love Almond Lodge. This latest hostel to join the Independent Hostel network is not to be missed. Having undergone major refurbishments, it offers quality, comfortable ‘grown up’ hostel accommodation to groups of up to 28. Gather your friends, savour the breath-taking views, enjoy days spent out on the mountains and return to relax in the wonderful ambiance of this 5 star hostel.

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