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Derwentwater Hostel

A superb 200 year old mansion with stunning views across the lake. Extensive grounds slope down to the shores of Derwentwater. Popular with families. Easy to reach by bus or ferry boat from Keswick. Orienteering and forest trails at nearby Whinlatter Forest Centre.


Common rooms, games room,self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry, showers and toilets.

Beds 88
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License Yes
Meals Yes, 19.00 hrs
Under 3's Yes
No Smoking No
High Chairs Yes
Cots Yes
Parking Yes


Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR
017687 77246
Tourist Information: 017687 72645

Getting There

From Keswick follow signs to Borrowdale. The Hostel is 2m S of Keswick on the Borrowdale road (B5289), 100 yds on left past the turn off to Watendlath. Walkers can follow the lakeside path from Keswick.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 89/268200


Stagecoach Cumberland 79 Keswick-Seatoller (Tel: 01946 63222) (For BR connections see Keswick)


Penrith 20m; Windermere 24m.


Boat from Keswick.

Nearest Other Hostels

Keswick 2m, Borrowdale 5m, Thirlmere 5m (by path)

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