Wild Night Out at YHA Windermere
Wild Night Out at YHA Windermere
Sitting above the longest and most iconic lake in the Lake District, YHA Windermere is the perfect base for exploring this famous National Park. We will embark on an evening walk with headtorches lead by mountain leaders from Carnegie Great Outdoors up to Cathedral Quarry. The pitch-black mineshafts and inter-linked quarries will lead us to the dramatic 40-foot high chamber known as the cathedral. Once we return, outdoor clothing specialists Mammut (who are sponsoring this event) have asked Maddy Cope and Ethan Walker to speak about their experiences as climbers with a whole host of notable ascents to their names.
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Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Offer available on selected hostels only. Offer only available on new bookings made online from now until 29th June 2019 for stays on 29th June 2019. Offer is for accommodation only and membership discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Excludes Exclusive Hire products. Promotional terms and conditions apply and bookings made with this promotional code are booked on a non-cancellable, non-amendable rate. Offer not available for groups of 16 or over. YHA reserves the right to amend or end this offer at any time.
What makes it special
- Evening walk to Cathedral Quarry led by Carnegie Great Outdoors
- Talks from seasoned climbers Maddy Cope and Ethan Walker
29th June 2019
Other things to do nearby
The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.
Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.
Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'. Brows
Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees. If it's adrenaline fuelled family fun you're after then look no further.
Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.
Watch otters swim from the underwater tunnel, stroll through the tropical rainforest and explore the seashore discovery zone.
Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!
Visit the barely-changed home of famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. You'll find plenty to inspire you in the museum too.
A range of information on local walks is available from the hostel - just ask at reception and our friendly staff will be able to recommend a great walk for you.
With Claife Heights right opposite, the hostel is a perfect base for exploring the area by mountain bike.
The Lake District was made for wild swimming and with this hostel right on the edge of England's largest lake, Windermere, it would be rude not to.
One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.
Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.
The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.
Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.
For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website