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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"On behalf of the large group from Serpentine Runners, I would just like to thank you for making our recent stay so enjoyable. The friendly welcome, the amazing home-cooked food, the relaxed atmosphere - it was just the perfect base. It is absolutely brilliant that you have kept this remarkable old house open for simple accommodation. We'll be back!"

Serpentine Runners, Jan 2019

Situated in the Borrowdale Valley, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Derwentwater Independent Hostel occupies a Grade II listed Georgian house, standing in 17 acres of grounds, with a beautiful waterfall, wildlife-rich woodland, and a large grass play area.

We became independent of YHA in November 2011, and today the hostel is managed by Tim Butcher as a UK registered charity and not-for-profit company, providing accommodation, room hire, and educational resources for individuals, groups and families.

This is the view from the hostel terrace - we never tire of it! Hopefully we can welcome you here soon.           

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

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.
© 2013 Derwentwater Independent Hostel. All rights reserved. Registered charity: 1145368