Independent youth hostel on the flanks of Skiddaw in the Lakes

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Skiddaw House, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX

Skiddaw House is a remote, mountain hostel, accessible only on foot or by mountain bike. At 1550 feet (470m), it is the highest hostel in Britain and is an ideal base for exploring the quiet Northern Fells.
A former shooting lodge and shepherd’s bothy on the Cumbria Way, the hostel offers simple, yet comfortable accommodation. Solar panels provide hot water and lighting, whilst wood-burning stoves provide the only heating. There is no mains electricity, phone signal, internet or TV to distract from the tranquil surroundings. The hostel is self-catering, but our small shop stocks everything you need to make a simple meal. The nearest road is 3.5 miles away. Walkers and cyclists are advised to bring a map and torch. Camping available with use of hostel facilities.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Skiddaw House | Independent youth hostel on the flanks of Skiddaw in the Lakes

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07747 174293

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Rooms & Beds:

22 : 1 x 8, 2 x 5, 1 x 4

Open:

March-Oct. Winter: Group only. Check in from 5pm, check out by 10am.

Price per night:

From £18 (adult), £11.50 (U18). YHA members £1.50 – £3 discount. Camping £8. Cards not accepted.

Booking:

Book on the YHA website or email/phone the hostel

Directions:

Grid reference: NY 288 291. No access for cars, nearest road 3½ miles. Vehicles can be left at Fell car park by Blencathra Centre above Threlkeld, at Lattrigg car park (end of Gale Rd near Applethwaite) or at Whitewater Dash Falls south of Bassenthwaite.

Public Transport:

Nearest trains and National Express coaches at Penrith. From Penrith take X4 or X5 bus to Keswick. From Keswick it is a 5 mile walk to the hostel.

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