Denton House, Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4JW

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Denton House is a purpose built hostel and outdoor centre in the heart of the Lake District offering bunkhouse style accommodation designed for groups. There is plenty of hot water for showers, central heating throughout, a self-catering kitchen, a large dining room and solid bunk-beds. All linen provided. Breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals are all available upon request.

The centre is also available for large groups looking for sole use. There is a car park for 40 cars and the outdoor centre provides traditional activities for groups seeking an adrenaline rush. Activities include ghyll scrambling, climbing, abseiling, via ferrata and mountain challenge events. Storage for kayaks and bikes is available and there's access to the River Greta just across the road.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    56: 1x4, 2x6, 1x8, 2x10, 1x12.
  • Open:

    All year (including Christmas). Office hours 9am - 8pm.
  • Price per night:

    £19 midweek, £22 weekend. Sole use £900 (midweek). Breakfast £6. Pack lunch £6. Dinner £10. Activities £30/half day.
  • Booking:

    Due to large number of school, youth and military groups, corporate team-builds and celebration weekends, early booking is advised. 25% deposit for groups with the balance due 28 days before arrival.
  • Directions:

    Go out of Keswick towards Windermere, keep the river on your left (approx 10 mins). Denton House is on the right after post sorting office.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest train station Penrith, buses hourly to Keswick.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Cumbria Way and the C2C Cycle Route.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Latest Blog about Denton House

The Bob Graham Round for Walkers.

May 7th 2019

For years I’d heard talk of the Bob Graham Round, and I was intrigued by it. I knew that it was impossible for me to travel 66 miles and climb 42 peaks (27,000 ft of ascent) in 24 hours. So I decided to do it my way, take it much slower and stay overnight in hostels along the way.

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A summit on the Bob Graham Round
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Perfect accommodation for the Bob Graham Round

July 13th 2019

If you are thinking of doing the Bob Graham Round this year, Denton House Hostel in Keswick is the perfect place to stay. Great value, friendly and right on the route.

However fast you plan to do the Bob Graham Round you will need to think about accommodation. Make sure you put a night at Denton House on your list.  Perfectly situated in Keswick, there will be a friendly face, lovely hot showers and warm comfortable beds waiting for you after your hard day clocking up summits. Whats more home cooked suppers, packed lunches and breakfasts are available to make your life that much easier.  Please do remember to book your food when you book your bed.

Stunning views from the Bob Graham Round

Keswick on the Coast to Coast cycle ride

August 30th 2018

Wake up refreshed and rejuvenated to continue your adventure along the Sea to Sea cycle route after a great value comfy nights sleep at Denton House. Rest assured knowing your bikes are secure in our bike storage!

A few minutes cycle ride from the centre of Keswick, Denton house is an handy overnight stop on the coast to coast cycle route. Comfortable lounges, secure bike storage and self catering with meals available when booked in advance.


Denton House

Keswick – portal to The Lakes

September 5th 2017

…a calendar full to bursting point with events all themed around the outdoors..

Denton House, in Keswick in The Lake District.

Keswick is the first place many people stop when they visit the Lakes, its only a short way off the motorway; it is an attractive town with all the facilities you’d expect so it makes a great base for the full adventure experience. Sitting right on Derwentwater and with Bassenthwaite Lake, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Thirlmere within reach; The iconic lakeland mountains of Skiddaw, Scafell Pike andHelvellyn climb nearby and the valleys and dales to explore; Keswick revels in its outdoor credentials.

If you browse the  web for upcoming events, you’ll find a calendar full to bursting point with activities and, events and festivals all themed around the outdoors: wild swimming, climbing, mountain bikes – its all there.

If you’re visiting Keswick, you’ll have to consider Denton House. Denton House is a purpose built hostel  which can house a huge group of 56; offering organised activities including ghyll scrambling, climbing, abseiling as well as informal cycling, walking and mountaineering. They also welcome small groups and individuals – in fact as a stopping off point on a long trek its ideal as it offers all the bedding and food (including a packed lunch) that you could need. 



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