Lake District hostels
The awesome landscape of the mountains, fells and lakes of the Lake District offers outdoor activities for all, which will keep active people occupied for days. You can experience extreme sports such as ghyll scrambling or simply explore on foot or bike. If you should wish to take it easy there are lots of charming villages and towns such as Keswick, which you can spend days exploring, or shopping, enjoying the local tea rooms and a snack.
With the alternative way to holiday using Lake District Hostels and Barns can make for an ideal holiday for visitors and groups willing to make the most of the great outdoors, although do not fancy the idea of staying outdoors and braving the elements. Whether travelling in a group, as a family or as a couple, staying in Lake District hostels will be a great experience you will not forget. This can also help to save on your accommodation costs, whilst at the same time allowing you more spending power to enjoy the atmosphere of the countryside.
If you are wondering what a camping barn is, I will explain, as these are generally old stone barns or farm buildings, sometimes referred to as ‘stone tents’. There are over a dozen in the Lake District sleeping from 8 – 18 people. You have a choice of buying a bed from £6 per night or hire the whole barn, which can be great especially for groups. Facilities differ greatly between barns, although all have cold running water, flushing toilets, sleeping area, somewhere to cook. Some of the barns in Cumbria and the Lake District have log fires, hot water, showers, whilst sleeping areas are communal with some barns providing mattresses, although you will need a sleeping bag. These are a great alternative to the traditional concept of Lake District hostels.
It does not matter if you are looking for a town centre Lake District hostels such as the Keswick hostel, something a little more rural, or searching for the tranquillity of a picturesque lakeside retreat, there is a hostel to meet your requirements.
Lake District Hostels
Lake District hostels are a very popular destination for groups of intrepid visitors and walkers, ready to tackle some of the most challenging of the Lakeland walks. Hostels offer great value for money and are the perfect base after a hard days hiking on the fells, offering a homely and relaxing atmosphere to unwind after a day outdoors, whilst allowing for clothes and boots to dry if the weather turns wet as often does in the Lake District.
A number of Lake District Hostels offer great homemade cooked food, which is great after a full on outdoor activity day, being great value and at a good price. Lake District Hostels are also well furnished with fantastic communal areas ideal for groups and families and with an ever growing list of amenities to enjoy whilst you regale the day’s events and enjoyed activities before heading of the bed for an early start the following day.
Collectively Lake District Hostels have everything you may need, offering great value for money, excellent facilities and services, individually they capture the variety and beauty that is typically Lakeland.
Lake District Hostels, Black Sail Hostel.
Black Sail is an isolated Lake District Hostels once a Shepard’s bothy situated at the head of Ennerdale, on the ‘Coast to Coast Walk’, whilst being something of a Youth Hostel legend. The Hostel is only accessible by foot enabling walkers to take advantage of the Lake District beauty without the crowds and cars. Meals are available, whilst there is a self-catering kitchen. This location provides great access to the surrounding fells, Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike and Steeple to name but a few.
Set in a quiet and tranquil part of the Lake District with walks right from the front door which is great for families and walkers alike. Walks for all levels of experience start from the doorstep, Haystacks is just one of the famous fells easily reached from Buttermere. Afterwards it is possible to unwind in the lounge with views of Red Pike and High Stile then enjoy a fantastic meal in the restaurant along with local ales and wines. For something special Red Squirrels and Woodpeckers can be seen in within the grounds of this Lake District Hostels.
Lake District hostels are a great way of enjoying the beauty and splendour of the lakes on and saving money.