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. 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.
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.
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00
17.00 - 22.00
08.00 - 10.00
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
The hostel is only accessible by foot or bike. The nearest road is 2 1/2 miles away by mountain path. Vehicle access to Black Sail is permitted for staff only and they're permitted to drive between YHA Black Sail and YHA Ennerdale. Customers for YHA Black Sail may leave their cars in the Bowness Knott car park, but their vehicles are not authorised beyond.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Black Sail. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX
Walking/cycling access only via Bowness Knot in the Ennerdale Valley, 6 miles. Also via Buttermere, 6 miles, Honister, 4 miles and Wastwater, 6 miles. Access to Black Sail is permitted for staff only and they're permitted to drive between YHA Black Sail and YHA Ennerdale. Customers for YHA Black Sail may leave their cars in the Bowness Knott car park, but their vehicles are not authorised beyond.
The nearest bus stops are at YHA Honister or at Gatesgarth Buttermere - both 2.5 miles away by hill path. Both are stops on the 77 Honister Rambler service from Keswick.
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|Hostel:||+44 845 371 9680 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)|
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|Tourist Office:||01539 724555|