Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Just to say thanks so much for having us for the weekend. The hospitality and food was great and we had a great time. We really appreciate how flexible you are and it is a lovely hostel."

Dot Crotchets Singing Group, September 2017

DIH Fund for all areas

We can provide subsidies based on approximate group size and financial need. Subject to availability, we can also provide free half-day educational sessions with our Education Officer.

Please fill in the DIH Fund Application Form to help us assess your need and award an appropriate subsidy. We understand you might not have definite plans for a residential yet (particularly if things are dependent on cost!) but we are happy to discuss your ideas by phone or email. You can download the application form here, and email it to We look forward to hearing from you.

Allerdale and Copeland area

In 2014 we created the DIH Fund to subsidise residential educational visits for schools from Allerdale and Copeland (Cumbria). This was made possible with grants from the Hadfield Trust, the Quarry Hill Grassroots Grant Fund, and the Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation, for which we are very grateful. The funds were allocated to 6 different school groups (340 pupils) from Allerdale and Copeland, and all of their 360° Education + Adventure residentials were delivered by September 2015. Click here for a photo report of the subsidised residentials. This fund is now closed for the moment.

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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