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Ennerdale (Gillerthwaite) Hostel

Converted from two forestry cottages, with no electricity but gas lighting throughout. Ennerdale is a quiet wooded valley surrounded by fells, ridges and many famous peaks. Forest trails offer low level walks and cycle rides plus the Ennerdale to Whitehaven cycle path.


Self-catering kitchen, showers and grounds. Limited shop. No electricity.

Beds 24
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License No
Meals Yes, 19.00 hrs
Under 3's No
No Smoking Yes
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Limited access.


Cat Crag, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX
01946 861237
Tourist Information: 01946 695678

Getting There

2 1/2m from Bowness Knott car park along Forest Road, 5m from Ennerdale Bridge.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 89/142141


Stagecoach Cumberland 77/A from Keswick (May-Oct only), alight Buttermere, 3m by path (Tel: 01228 812812); otherwise 17 from Whitehaven, alight Kirkland, 7m or 79 from Keswick, alight Seatoller, 7m by path (Tel: 01946 63222) (For BR connections see Keswick).


Whitehaven 15m.

Nearest Other Hostels

Buttermere 3m (path), Black Sail 4m, Honister 7m, Borrowdale 9m, Grasmere 19m.

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