We walked about 19 miles from St Bees to get there so were quite tired and hungry. The hostel is about 5 miles from the nearest village and 15 from a supermarket so is remote for townies like us. On arrival we had a friendly welcome and were quickly feeling at home. Hot food was available with a meat and a veg option plus a dessert. The food was basic but nourishing, filling and tasty. They even had bottled beer on sale to complete the meal.
The room we were in had three double bunks which would have been quite crowded but there was only three of us in there so not too bad. The bunks were too short for someone of 6'4" like me but I managed to stretch my feet out of the end. There must be a lot of people in similar circumstances as many more people are my height or more nowadays. The showers were a little cramped but functional.
Breakfast was well cooked and filling.
A great place to have a stopover and not just for young people. Would definitely consider using again if I was walking in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forget the TV, internet and mobile phones. In a remote wooded valley surrounded by fells, ridges and famous peaks, these converted forestry cottages provide the perfect away-from-it-all rural retreat. Perfect for outdoor activity breaks in the Lake District, there's something for everyone - from sheltered forest tracks for walking and cycling holidays, to rock climbing, mountain ridges and scrambling. After all that activity you can enjoy a tasty meal in the hostel. If you're looking for an eco break, you'll be interested to know that the hostel has an off-grid, environmentally friendly hydro-electric power supply and its own drinking water! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- YHA Ennerdale Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria