Summer hostel and hike in a Lakeland vale

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Aug 16

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Hostel weekend but with plenty of hills to climb!

St Johns in the Vale is a small, delightful valley in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and the hostel has unspoilt views of Blencathra, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range

This is a beautiful and remote location but Keswick is only a few miles away and Penrith (M6 and direct trains to London) just a 20 minute drive.

The centre where we will be staying is ideally located for days out on Helvellyn, Skiddaw, or Blencathra, however the plan is a more relaxed walk and possibly a trip on the famous Derwent Water ferry on the Saturday

Outside the hostel there is a grassy area with a fire pit so hopefully we'll get to enjoy the evening views round a campfire too.

On Saturday evening, there is the annual festival of light above Derwent Water so may head to a view point to witness this amazing sight.

We will be staying in an old School House, now converted to a youth centre, which has a decent kitchen and common room. You must bring you own sleeping bag, pillowcase and towel etc. 

Dogs: Due to the bedroom layout, unfortunately there is only 1 dog place and it has been taken.

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Ashness Bridge cumbria
Tannery hut near ashness Bridge
Derwent water from ferry
Ashness Bridge cumbria
Tannery hut near ashness Bridge
Derwent water from ferry