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Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Being such a diverse group of religious and cultural backgrounds, we are quite the challenge to cater for, with vegan, halal, kosher, lactose-free and dairy-free diets all within the group, but Derwentwater as ever rose to the occasion! They even cooked rice every day to help the Indonesian group feel at home, as in Indonesia a meal is not a meal if it doesn't include rice!"

Lucy, Encompass Trust group leader, Nov 2016


We are able to take group bookings upto 2 years in advance. The best way to check availability and tailor the activities, food and rooms you need for your stay is to contact us by telephone or email:

Telephone: +44 (0) 17687 77246


We can make a provisional booking for you, and will hold this for two weeks, pending the payment of a confirmatory deposit.      Please make sure you read the attached booking conditions.


Group prices per person per night from 1st March 2022.   All prices include VAT at the rate applicable at the time of your stay.


Schools - Under 18s

Schools - Over 18s

Adult Group

Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, 2 course evening meal, bed)

£43.70 £54.70 £59.15

Overnight (bed only)

£21.00 £32.00 £32.00

Evening meal

£9.50 (2 course) £9.50 (2 course) £13.95 (3 course)


£6.95 £6.95 £6.95

Packed lunch (6 items)

£6.25 £6.25 £6.25

 Extra roll in lunch

£1.50 £1.50 £1.50


Free group planning visits and leader places

Your group leader is entitled to a free preliminary visit - bed and breakfast for one night - to facilitate forward planning.    We can only offer this outside of peak holiday periods, so please plan ahead and book your pre-visit at a quiet time.           Please give us a ring if you would like to arrange this.

Schools booking FULL BOARD will receive one free adult full board place for every ten paying particpants. 


Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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