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    Getting to Elterwater:

    • By Train

    The nearest train station is Windermere – 8 miles away from the hostel.

    From the Station there are frequent buses to Ambleside available using either the 599 or 555 route.  In Ambleside you change to the 516 or if you arrive in the middle of the day this route has two buses a day that run from Windermere Station right through to Elterwater.

    Taxis are also available and take approximately 15 minutes and cost around £20/£25.

    By Bus

    Catch the bus to Ambleside, then change to the 516. For the 516 timetable click here.

    • By Car

    From the South, exit M6 at Junction 36 and follow A590/A591 to Windermere and follow the road to Ambleside. Take the A593 from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge, then take the B543 to Langdale and follow signs for Elterwater.

    From the North, either proceed to junction 36 and follow the route above, or for a more scenic drive leave the M6 at junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick and pick up the A591 south to Ambleside and then follow the directions above

    For up to date travel information check with Cumbria Police here. This service is designed to provide you with information regarding the current state of Cumbria’s roads and the immediate surrounding areas in relation to road traffic collisions, weather, delays as a result of incidents and congestion. It does not usually provide information about traffic delays due to roadworks. This page is regularly updated as incidents happen and the information refreshes every 10 minutes.

    • By Bike

    National Cycle Network Regional Route 37, then links from Skelwith Bridge all the way to Elterwater. For more information go to the Sustrans website

    • On Foot

    The Cumbria Way runs from Ulverston to Carlisle and through the Great Langdale valley; there is also a network of footpaths that run through the valley

    Once in Elterwater

    continue through the village, past the Britannia Inn on the right hand side, and past the National Trust Car Park on the left and over the bridge. At the end of the bridge, the road forks, turn left and the hostel is around 100m further down, on the right hand side.

    If you have any trouble finding us at all, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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