Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"It's a truly special venue; one of my favourite moments was the children's reaction to seeing the waterfall at breakfast on Saturday. From my point of view thanks so much for all your help in the planning, you have a very patient and reassuring manner! Could you thank all the staff who were on over the weekend, for their help. They couldn't have been nicer, more welcoming or more friendly."

Jenkins family gathering, October 2017

Youth group visits

Here are some of the groups who have visited Derwentwater Independent Hostel recently:

  • Scout groups
  • 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 have a fund for subsidising youth group residentials. Click here for a poster and information sheet about the fund and residentials, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

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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