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YHA Ennerdale - Directions

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

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Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9116

Email: [email protected]

Map references

OS Map: 89

OS Grid Ref: NY 14211 14088

Lat/Lng: 54.514804, -3.326677

How to get here

By car: On the A66 from Keswick, turn off at Cockermouth onto the A5086. Turn left at Lamplugh, passing Lamplugh church, then left passing Inglenook Caravan Park. Continue to the T junction in the hamlet of Croasdale. Turn left here into Croasdale, and follow the road to Bowness Knott car park. Drive along the forest track for 2 miles to reach the hostel.

Access to YHA Ennerdale includes a final three mile section along a gravel forest road which can have potholes. Please keep to the forest speed limit of 15mph and take care when driving over or around potholes.

Vehicles are restricted beyond Bowness Knott car park and vehicle access is for authorised users only, including YHA staff and visiting customers. The hostel has a small car park. Parking is not permitted on the forest road outside the hostel. To protect the tranquility of Ennerdale, please try to share vehicles where possible or consider parking at Bowness Knott car park and walking the rest of the way. If the car park is full, please drop off your passengers and return to Bowness Knott car park before leaving your car there and proceeding the rest of the way on foot.