For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
Ben Keen, The Adventure Element director and outdoor instructor, April 2017
Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, our much-loved hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian house overlooking Derwent Water. With friendly staff, 88 bed spaces across 11 bedrooms, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a beautiful waterfall, and lots of space to relax or run around, we are an ideal location for individuals, groups, and families.
Derwentwater Independent Hostel is also a registered charity, aiming to provide enriching and adventurous learning-outside-the-classroom experiences for young people. Please look at our 360° Education + Adventure section to learn about the exciting opportunities for school and youth groups.
News and events
We are now offering simple refreshments (no cooked food) from 12-4.30pm everyday, except for periods when we have a sole-use group. We hope to see you soon.
Wildlife, winter offers and job opportunities in our latest newsletter: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/october2018
Meet our new staff member, Nat, here: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/april2018
Read news of our new servery, and other stories here: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/march2017
Read about the Chestnut Grove English Literature residential in our February newsletter.
Learn all about the moths around the hostel in our September newsletter.
Field Studies Council (FSC): we have teamed up with the FSC to offer field work and environmental education sessions in our grounds and the local area (transport available at cost), from KS2 to degree level. Please click here or get in touch for more information.
Click here to see a presentation of Barrow House history material from 1927 - 1932. Thank you to Judith Vincent (nee Stanley) for sharing these documents with us.
www.keswick.org has very good up to date information about events and things to do locally.