English Hostels: Independent Youth Hostels near Arnside and Silverdale AONB


Arnside Independent Hostel, Oakfield Lodge, Redhills Rd, Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0AT

Family run since 2014. This large Edwardian house overs Morecambe Bay and is perfectly situated with great views of the Lake District mountains. Enjoy spectacular summer evening sunsets in the garden with outdoor seating, fire pits, games, picnic tables and BBQ facilities. Spend winter evenings relaxing by the fire in the lounge, playing board games and enjoying a local ale from the licensed bar. Have a go at pool or darts in the games room or relax into a good Sky film in the TV room. Take advantage of the large refurbished self-catering kitchen or book a delicious home cooked supper in the restaurant. An ideal base for activity breaks in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Take a guided walk across Morecombe Bay or around the coast and back over Arnside Knott. Birdwatchers will enjoy the RSPB Leighton Moss reserve and butterfly lovers shouldn’t miss Arnside Knott. Great affordable accommodation for families, individuals & groups, especially if you love the Lake District but prefer to avoid the crowds. Field study/conference rooms available to groups. Friendly cats; Deg and Mo and a fluffy dog called Inca are part of the Arnside Indie family

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Rooms & Beds:



All year, except Christmas Day. Reception: 7.30-10am, 5.30-10.30pm.

Price per night:

from £18.50.


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Ex Youth Hostel


M6 to J35. A6 Milnthorpe. B5282 to Arnside – follow main road through Arnside to YHA sign on right.

Public Transport:

20 minute walk from Arnside Railway station.

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the present or past youth hostel page.

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Arnside and Silverdale AONB and RSPB Leighton Moss

Arnside and Silverdale AONB and RSPB Leighton Moss

Stay at Arnside Indpendent Hostel as you explore.

Arnside Independent Hostel advertises itself as being in ‘South Cumbria’, which it is, but if your thoughts are turned towards The Lake District, then you’ll miss out on all that’s close at hand.

Tucked away in a picturesque corner of Morecambe Bay, looking over the water to Grange Over Sands – the iconic low viaduct sometimes carries steam train – it is a coastal village to rival any. The Arnisde and Silverdale AONB is centred around the satisfying climb of Arnside Knott and houses RSPB’s Leighton Moss reserve.  Leighton Moss is a bit of a jewel for coastal birds. Its got the largest reedbeds in Europe which give shelter to some star species like Bitterns, Marsh Harriers and Avocets. 

Arnside Independent Hostel nestles comfortable amongst all this. Stone built and covered in ivy, it has a quaint and slightly studious vibe. A recent visitor wrote:  “this hostel is the best I have ever stayed in, courtesy of my wife’s life membership. Quiet, comfortable, beautiful setting, lovely staff and a beautiful ginger cat. Can’t recommend it too highly !”

Cross Bay Walk

Cross Bay Walk

Crossing Morecambe Bay is an unforgettable experience which can only be undertaken with an experienced guide.

This famous walk starts in Arnside; participants form one large group which is safely led across the sands by Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen’s official Guide. The length of the walk varies between 6-8.5 miles depending on the route taken on the day by Cedric and should take about 3 – 4 hours to complete. The route affords plenty of panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland hills and those of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The walk excitingly involves wading through channels and crossing gullies on the saltmarsh. You will get wet and parts of the terrain can be slippery and difficult. Every walk is in aid of a different charity who raise money by charging an entry fee or by asking for sponsorship. Registration for the guided walks must be through the relevant charity. Find our more details here. Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Arnside hostel? Currently we have availability for every weekend that the walk takes place (apart from 2nd/ 3rd September).

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