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017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Although I was only with you for one night, it was brilliant. What a wonderful hostel you have created. I loved being there and can only say THANK YOU once again for the welcome and welcoming ambience. "

Mary Pritchard, April 2019.

Welcome to Derwentwater Independent Hostel

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, our much-loved hostel occupies Barrow House, an elegant Georgian house overlooking Derwent Water. With friendly staff, 88 bed spaces across 11 bedrooms, delicious homemade meals, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a beautiful waterfall, and lots of space to relax or run around, we are an ideal location for individuals, groups, and families.

DIH  Autumn aerial view

Derwentwater Independent Hostel is also a registered charity, aiming to provide enriching and adventurous learning-outside-the-classroom experiences for young people. Please look at our 360° Education + Adventure section to learn about the exciting opportunities for school and youth groups.

We are also open for simple tea and cake for non-residents, from 12 - 4.30 pm, apart from days when there is a sole-use group. Please ring us if you want to check opening days, or to bring a big group.

News and events

Read our latest newsletter here: http://www.derwentwater.org/news/may2019

Field Studies Council (FSC): we have teamed up with the FSC to offer field work and environmental education sessions in our grounds and the local area (transport available at cost), from KS2 to degree level. Please click here or get in touch for more information.

Click here to see a presentation of Barrow House history material from 1927 - 1932. Thank you to Judith Vincent (nee Stanley) for sharing these documents with us.

www.keswick.org has very good up to date information about events and things to do locally.

Keswick Museum has a varied programme of events and exhibitions. See their website for more details: http://keswickmuseum.org.uk/

 

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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