Formerly known as YHA Wastwater, this 200 year old country pile was originally used as a lakeside holiday home before becoming a National Trust property and still contains many of its original features including panelled windows, gabled roof and cornicing. Its beautiful black and white half-timbered façade, built in the 1820s, makes for an inspiring view as it stands out from the surrounding trees as you approach the Youth Hostel. The 19th century country manor is every bit as grand as its name, Wasdale Hall, would suggest. This delightful accommodation in Cumbria is often cited as a favourite hostel due to the impressive nature of the building, not to mention its breath-taking view, which has even been named “Britain’s Favourite View”. Set right on the shore of Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, from the hostel you can see the expanse of the lake plus the awe-inspiring mountains beyond. YHA Wasdale Hall really is a stunning rural retreat. You won't find any mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi here, so this location is perfect for getting away from the pressures of everyday life and relaxing in some beautiful surroundings. A perfect base for climbing, walking or hiking holidays, you can even take on the infamous Scafell Pike from here as well as numerous woodland walks. The hostel’s extensive grounds lead right down to the beautiful lake and so you can even enjoy a picnic on the lawn!
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30
17.00 - 22.30
08.00 - 10.00
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
Wasdale Hall, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET
By car: Please do not use SatNav when visiting YHA Wasdale Hall as our postcode covers a large area and won't bring you to the hostel. Please follow the directions below or from Google Maps.
From the south: leave the M6 at junction 36 and take the A590 then following on to the A5092 until Broughton-in-Furness. Join the A595 and follow until Gosforth, turn right and then right again at the mini roundabout and follow the road for approximately 3 miles; look out for a brown food and accom. sign to the right - follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge, follow the lane for a further 1.5 miles - look out for the YHA sign on the right, go down the track and over the cattle grid down to the hostel. From the North: leave the M6 at J40, take the A66 to Cockermouth then the A5086 to Egremont. Turn onto the A595 and go to Gosforth. In Gosforth follow the signs to Wasdale. After approx 3 miles you will see a brown food and accom sign to the right - follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge. The hostel is 1.5 miles beyond Nether Wasdale - look out for the YHA triangle. Go over the cattle grid and down to hostel. Please note, that if you're travelling from either the north or south approach it will take around 1 1/2 hours to reach us from the motorway junction. From the Central Lakes it is possible to drive over Wrynose and Hardknott passes to Eskdale Green. The roads on this route are dramatic and very steep, often impassable in winter and crowded in summer.
The nearest coach station is at Whitehaven, 2.39 miles away.
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