YHA Ennerdale

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

Originally two adjoining cottages, recently refurbished to a high standard, Ennerdale is set in its own grounds in a wooded valley surrounded by fells and ridges in the western part of the Lake District. A real away from it all location, deep in the Ennerdale Valley.

The self-catering kitchen contains 2 domestic sized cookers, a large fridge-freezer and a range of kitchen utensil, crockery and cutlery for 24 people. Tea towels are provided.

24 beds arranged in 3x4 (all with washbasins) and 2x6 bedded rooms. One of the bedrooms is en-suite and downstairs, please be aware that there are no electric sockets in the bedrooms. All bed linen is provided.

For 6 cars in the grounds. Approach along a forest road.

Other facilities
Dining Room & Lounge
The combined dining room/lounge has great views across the fells with seating 24 at tables and chairs and 4 on easy chairs around the wood-burner.
There are 5 showers, 3 toilets and 7 washbasins. Please bring your own towels.
A large, rough garden surrounds the building.
There is a payphone and central heating.
YHA staff are resident in an adjacent building.

YHA Ennerdale welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700


At YHA Ennerdale we strive to cater for everybody. We have one ground floor room, but none of our bedrooms or bathrooms currently meets modern standards of accessibility.

We also have:

  • Step-free access into the hostel

For more information please download the full access statement here (136KB)

In the area

Impressive, high level scenery, pleasant, low level walking, Ennerdale Bridge village (5 miles), Cleator Moor (12).

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Ennerdale
Cat Crag,
CA23 3AX



On the A66 from Keswick, turn off at Cockermouth onto the A5086.
Turn left at Lamplugh, passing Lamplugh church, then left passing Inglenook Caravan Park.
Continue to the T junction in the hamlet of Croasdale.
Turn left here into Croasdale, and follow the road to Bowness Knott car park.
Drive along the forest track for 2 miles to reach the hostel.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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