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Thirlmere Hostel

A small hostel with limited facilities (no central heating or T.V.) but lots of character. Formerly the village school in the hamlet of Legburthwaite, just off the main A591 Windermere-Keswick road (the bus stops here). Ascend Helvellyn's west flank or climb classic Lakeland crags - Castle Rock and Raven Crag. Continental breakfast only - no other meals.


Lounge, self-catering kitchen, showers, drying room, cycle store and grounds.

Beds 28
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License No
Meals No
Under 3's No
No Smoking Yes
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Very limited (check with Warden for alternatives).


The Old School, Stanah Cross, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TH
017687 73224
Tourist Information: 017687 74101

Getting There

On B5322 100yds from A591 junction.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 90/318190


Stagecoach Cumberland 555 Lancaster-Keswick, 599 from Windermere; alight Stanah, 100 yds (Tel: 01946 63222).


Penrith 18m, Windermere 17m.

Nearest Other Hostels

Keswick 5m, Grasmere 6m, Helvellyn 4m (by mountain path)

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