Late Autumn in the Lakes

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Hostels and Bunkhouses
Nov 24

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You can choose your difficulty, though the mountain walk will require a decent level of fitness

Have you ever thought, "ooooh, I'd like a hostel weekend, high in the fells, away from busy towns, with a log burner, in late autumn/early winter"?

Well, have I got news for you!

Join OutdoorLads for a late November hostel weekend near Keswick!

Perched at the top of Honister Pass, above the slate mines, from here you get a sense of remoteness with our the difficulty of getting there (easy to drive to!).  This hostel is an old accomodation block for the mines.

Given its location in the Lake District it is highly likely the walk on offer with be in the mountains, though this will depend on any additional leaders signing up.  Rich will aim to lead a walk from the hostel, up to Great Gable and back in a circular route. Lowland walks will require a short drive first, perhaps around Buttermere.

For those of you wanting a quiet weekend, you can visit the slate mines next door, or take a short drive to nearby Buttermere, Borrowdale or Keswick.

Included in your price are breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and evening dinner on Saturday.  You will need to bring something to share for the Friday night buffet, and lunches on Saturday and Sunday. 

It is possible to arrive by bus from Keswick. Those wanting to travel by train will need to arrive in Penrith and get two busses, or arrange a lift with someone else. 

Driving is relatively straight forward. There are 6 parking spaces for the hostel, but the hostel can use the large national trust car park (free over night, paid for non-National Trust Members / free for members during the day) - so if you're a member, please bring your card!

This hostel is not suitable for dogs, sorry.

Photos used with permission of OutdoorLads leader lav_rich

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