Whitehaven bench

Whitehaven

Overview

Lovely, heritage Georgian town - the starting point on the C2C route. Don't miss the Beacon visitors centre and The Rum Story.

Hostels nearby

YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds

Whitehaven

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NX992171

Lat/Lng: 54.539173, -3.558448

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

St Bees beach from St Bees Head

St Bees Head

Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing walk along the cliff top path, and look across to the Isle of Man on a clear day. Visit the RSPB website (grid reference is St Bees Head car park, and not as

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

cycling

Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley     The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes. Visit the website   &nb

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website  

Worsworth House

Wordsworth House

Step back in time. The house and garden have been taken back to the 1770s, right down to the last knife and fork.

cycling

Cycling in Buttermere

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.

School group kayaking

Watersports in Buttermere

The cream of Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the crystal clear waters of the Buttermere and Crummock waters and local tarns.

climbing

Climbing in Buttermere

There are fantastic multi pitch climbs on the quick drying Grey Crag to suit all abilities.

Group of people enjoying a beer

Jennings Brewery Tour

Take a tour of the brewery and finish off by sampling some of Jennings' superb Lakeland ales in the Old Cooperage.

Relaxing swim in Wast Water

Watersports in Wasdale

The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.