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Skiddaw House Hostel

A former shooting lodge at 1550ft beneath the summit of Skiddaw. Coal and wood burning stoves provide a warm welcome. On the Cumbria Way, with a choice of footpaths from Keswick, Carrock Fell, Bassenthwaite or Threlkeld. NO ACCESS BY CAR. Facilities are limited, very basic foodstore and no heating in the bedrooms.


Games room, self-catering kitchen, drying room, hot water and shower, cycle store and grounds. 24v lighting only, bring a torch. Credit cards not accepted.

Beds 20
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License No
Meals Self-Catering only
Under 3's No
No Smoking No
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Cars can be left at end of Blease Rd via Threlkeld at Fell car park, or at Latrigg behind Keswick.


Skiddaw Forest, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QX
Tourist Information: 017687 72645

Getting There

From Keswick via Latrigg and Lonscale Fell. From Carrock Fell via Caldew Valley. From Threlkeld via Glenderaterra Valley. From Bassenthwaite via Dash Beck path.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 89/288291


Stagecoach Cumberland X5, Wright 888 from BR Penrith, alight Threlkeld then 4 1/2m (Tel: 01228 606000)


Penrith 24m.

Nearest Other Hostels

Keswick 6m, Carrock Fell 8m, Thirlmere 9m

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