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017687 77246 or
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Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"I was hesitant as my kids have never stayed at a hostel before, but when we first parked the car and I saw children running around, I had a feeling it would work out fine. Fine, it did! The self-catering kitchen was a great hangout place for the family and to make a simple meal. At first, my teenage son was disappointed that the free wifi did not extend to the bedroom, but the kids made up their own games and it turned out to be one of the best nights we had as a family."

August 2019

Interest groups

We are continually stimulated by the interesting groups who choose to stay at Derwentwater Independent Hostel. Who will we meet next?! Borrowdale is an inspirational location for all sorts of different activities, whether they are specific to the area (such as climbing the Wainwright fells, researching William Wordsworth, or taking part in the Keswick Triathlon) or can simply benefit from the facilities and environment that Derwentwater Independent Hostel has to offer (such as singing, painting, debating, and mountaineering). Below are some of the interest groups that we have found particularly interesting! 

  • Triathlon, athletics, and mountaineering clubs
  • Search and Rescue Dog Association groups
  • The Dot Crotchets Community Choir (Lancaster)
  • Expedition Medicine
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • Charity Challenge Groups
  • Mensa
  • Reflex Photography Society (Bristol)
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.
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