Sophie Morgan from Channel 4’s programme Living Wild visits “Englands Loneliest House”

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Skiddaw House has been dubbed “England’s loneliest house.” It’s an enchanting, remote property that has recently garnered much media attention after being featured on Channel 4’s Living Wild program presented by Sophie Morgan.

The house sits at an altitude of 1,500ft on the northern slopes of Skiddaw, one of England’s highest mountains. The house has been standing for over 200 years and was originally used as a hunting lodge. Later, it became a shepherds’ bothy before being converted into a hostel in 1930. Today, it’s the highest hostel in Britain, and it offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

Skiddaw House is only accessible on foot, and the walk to get there is a challenge. The nearest road is 3.5 miles away. Despite the difficulty of the trek, visitors are rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Once they arrive at Skiddaw House, they can enjoy a warm welcome from the warden, Sue, who runs the hostel.

Living Wild presenter Sophie Morgan visited Skiddaw House to experience what it’s like to live in such a remote location. During her stay, she explored the surrounding area and interviewed the warden to learn about the challenges of living in such an isolated spot.

The Living Wild program showcased the unique qualities that Skiddaw House has to offer. The house’s location, deep in the heart of the Lake District, provides visitors with the opportunity to disconnect from modern life and connect with nature. It’s an ideal location for hikers, nature lovers, and those seeking solitude.

The hostel can accommodate up to 20 guests and has basic amenities, including a communal kitchen and shared sleeping quarters. 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 beautiful surroundings. The hostel is self-catering, but has a small licensed shop that stocks everything you need to make a simple meal. Guests are advised to bring a map and torch.

In conclusion, Skiddaw House is a unique destination that provides visitors with a rare opportunity to experience life in one of England’s most remote locations. Its location, history, and breathtaking surroundings make it a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. The recent Living Wild program presented by Sophie Morgan has helped to raise awareness of Skiddaw House, and it’s likely to become an even more popular destination in the coming years.

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