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017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"It is three weeks since I left you at the crack of dawn to walk the next thirty two miles to Dalston on the Cumbria Way. Rain, wind and thick mist predominated as I rounded Skiddaw but after that I had a glorious walk, full of happiness. As ever staying in your hostel was an absolute delight ....the staff are all so welcoming and the ambiance perfect. I hope it is not too long before I am back."

Mary Pritchard, July 2019

Youth groups

You are welcome to use the hostel and grounds for day/evening activities or residentials. Here are some of the groups who have visited Derwentwater Independent Hostel recently:

  • Scout groups (for instance: Eden District Cubs, Essex Scouts Mountaineering Group, and Sheffield Scouts)
  • National Citizen Service groups
  • The CLIP project: a youth volunteering scheme run by The Conservation Volunteers
  • Youth rugby clubs
  • Young and Sweet Youth Group from Northumberland
  • North Copeland Youth Group from Cumbria
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award groups
  • Encompass: The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust
  • Albemarle Barracks Youth Club

We want to share Barrow House and the Lake District with as many young people as possible, and so we try to subsidise youth group residentials where possible. Please ring or email us to make an enquiry.

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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