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YHABlackSail

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Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AY

T: 0845 371 9680

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Private rooms from:
£45.00
Beds from:
£20.50

Facilities

Board GamesClimbingCot availableE2

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Facilities

This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Climbing

Cot available

E2

Garden/grounds

Lounge

Meals available

Mountain Biking

Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome

Walking

16 Beds

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About Black Sail

Location, location, location. YHA Black Sail has it. Remote and accessible only on foot, it’s a rural retreat that lovers of the great outdoors can normally only dream about. Located in a traffic-free valley that is being returned to a ‘wild’ state, it’s as tranquil as a stay in the Lakes gets.

YHA Black Sail at a glance:

  • £260,000 renovation making YHA Black Sail more energy efficient and sustainable
  • Battery storage, wood store and cycle storage
  • Thermal insulation and sun pipes allow natural light into darker areas of the building
  • Renewable energy and hot water is provided on site by photovoltaic panels, solar panels and a wood burning stove
  • LED lighting reduces electricity
  • Aerated taps, dual flush toilets and percussion valves on showers help to conserve water
  • Oak-framed, double-glazed windows reduce heat loss

Those on walking, hiking and climbing holidays will value the superb access to nearby peaks including Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike and Steeple. Breakfast, packed lunches and home-cooked evening meals are available every day to keep you going. The common room is the hub of activity and functions as a lounge, dining room and drying room.

Why not have a look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?


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This project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.


Need to know

The hostel is only accessible by foot or bike. The nearest road is 2 1/2 miles away by mountain path. There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash or a cheque. There are no electric sockets and mobile phone coverage is limited. The bedrooms, shower and toilets are all accessed from outside, so please bring a torch. Reception opens at 5pm however the common room is left open during the day for guests to use.

For bookings during the winter months please call 0800 0191 700 or 01629 592 700.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:
22.00

Is the hostel open every day of the year?
No

Manager recommends

  • Take the opportunity to stay in a remote mountain retreat in the heart of Cumbria's Lakeland High peaks without the hassle of traffic, mobile phones and the internet. Make sure you watch the sun rise over Great Gable, and set over Pillar, simply stunning.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Black Sail. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, YHA Black Sail is an ideal rural retreat. Only accessable on foot, this makes for the perfect location to escape it all. Available from the Autumn Half Term to the Easter Holidays - ideal for families

Book YHA Black Sail now to escape technology and get back to basics in this fully modernised cabin.

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Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.
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