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NEWS

#CumbriaIsOpen

16th January 2016

I’ll say it again CUMBRIA IS OPEN! Collectively, many Cumbrians breathed a deep sigh of relief when the rain finally stopped, and the floods began to subside. Those who were flooded could start to rebuild their homes and business, and those of us lucky to enough to stay above the waterline, counted our lucky stars. […]

Mountain Bike Coast to Coast Trail

16th September 2015

Last week, Dan, Patch and Pete stayed with us for one night as part of their coast to coast cycle challenge. They sent us this picture to let us know they’d made it safe and sound. They said: “We did it, all 332km! We got there to plan and all in one piece (just – […]

Good Luck to Val

10th August 2015

We are sorry to announce that the lovely Val is leaving us this week. We will miss her and her wealth of local knowledge but wish her well in her travels. This is what she says: “After five and a half glorious months at Elterwater Hostel, I am swapping Cumbria for Chamburi, Thailand and going […]

Cumbria Tourism Awards

19th June 2015

On 16th June ten of the team from our first year’s trading set off to Kendal for a wonderful evening at the Cumbria Tourism Awards Ceremony. Whilst we weren’t the overall winners in our category – The Sheila Hensman Award for outstanding Customer Service – we are delighted that our dedication and commitment to an […]

Cumbria Tourism Award Nomination

29th April 2015

We’ve been nominated for the Cumbria Tourism awards! We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Customer Service’ in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015 We take our customer service very seriously, but to be honest, chatting to guests, helping them out and making their stay a good one […]

Well… that was hard…

26th October 2014

So first off – an apology – it’s taken us too long to get around to writing this. We had planned to write a piece and post in the evening after the race itself. however sore legs and tired minds prevented anything more than a pint and dinner before an early night! Will: At the […]

A “little” training run…

10th October 2014

Adrian: I’m sitting on a train… terrified… I’m on the way back to Elterwater; normally I’d be excited, impatient for a pint at the Britannia, a decent hike up and down a fell or two, a home cooked meal at the Hostel and maybe a short run over to Little Langdale and the caves there. […]

Elterwater Hostel is now open for business

7th March 2014

Elterwater Hostel is now open for business. The hostel is managed by Nick Owen who has been with Elterwater since 1992 when it was owned by the YHA. The new owners, Alan and Christine Thomas, were frequent visitors to the YHA and will still offer affordable accommodation in this beautiful location. “While there has been […]


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