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Cat Crag, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AX

T: 0845 371 9116

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Activity breaksBoard GamesCot availableCredit cards accepted

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Activity breaks

Board Games

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room


En suite rooms available

Family breaks


Group catering available


Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Special Breaks

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome


24 Beds

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About Ennerdale

Forget the TV, internet and mobile phones. In a remote wooded valley surrounded by fells, ridges and famous peaks, these converted forestry cottages provide the perfect away-from-it-all rural retreat. Perfect for outdoor activity breaks in the Lake District, there's something for everyone - from sheltered forest tracks for walking and cycling holidays, to rock climbing, mountain ridges and scrambling. After all that activity you can enjoy a tasty meal in the hostel. If you're looking for an eco break, you'll be interested to know that the hostel has an off-grid, environmentally friendly hydro-electric power supply and its own drinking water! There's also a camping barn on site.

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

Need to know

There is no mobile phone reception at YHA Ennerdale.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Discover a rural retreat in the Wild Ennerdale Valley where Galloway cattle roam freely and the river has been allowed to find its own course. Don’t miss the panoramic view from the dining room over to Pillar rock and the Ennerdale forest. It's the perfect location for activity breaks in the Lake District - from walking and hiking holidays to cycling holidays.

Volunteering opportunities

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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