Getting Here

Travel is easy if you plan ahead

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

There is a limited direct bus service route – check here for seasonal informationMore frequent services operate from Windermere to Ambleside using either the 599 or 555 route where additional 516 services are available. Outside bus operating times we recommend taking a taxi from Windermere Station where they are readily available at a cost of around £25.

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

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, though it does not usually provide information about traffic delays due to roadworks. 

The hostel has a 7Kw electric car charger that it is available to book in advance.

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

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.

For those walking in, Sherpa Van can be arranged to move your bags from place to place for you.

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, on the right hand side.

If you have any trouble finding us at all, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01539437245.

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