Check back regularly for latest updates and happenings around Elterwater:

Record falls for 23 before Tea running challenge

Thursday, 18th July 2024

Two of the UK’s leading ultra runners have set a phenomenal new fastest time for the 23 before Tea challenge from Elterwater Hostel in the Lakes. Hugh Chatfield and Keith […]
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Cal Goes around Before Tea!

Friday, 10th May 2024

The latest runner to complete the Elterwater Hostel 23 before Tea challenge is Cal MacLennan from Oxfordshire. Cal is an ultra runner with Paul Wilson‘s SummitUltra group and Abingdon athletics […]
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Update on the new building work

Sunday, 14th January 2024

Many of our guests have asked us about our new build, what we’re doing, why, and when will it be finished? Here, owner Alan explains what we’ve been up to: […]
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The Great Outdoors Awards – Nominated Again

Saturday, 13th January 2024

We are delighted to be able to share that we have once again been nominated in the best Hostel or Bunkhouse category for The Great Outdoors Awards. The awards, described […]
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23 Before Tea – a case for the long slow run!

Sunday, 31st December 2023

  The 23 Before Tea has taken on a life of its own over the past few years, what started as an idea in the pub has spawned into a […]
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10 years of Elterwater Hostel

Thursday, 7th December 2023

A lovely celebration was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Elterwater Independent Hostel. Owners Christine and Alan Thomas invited guests, who have supported them over the years to […]
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Gavin smashes the record

Friday, 1st December 2023

Former record holder Gavin Dale has regained the crown for the 23 Before Tea fell running challenge. Gavin, who runs for Ambleside AC, flew round the route on Tuesday on […]
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End of Season thoughts from Nick

Monday, 20th November 2023

“So you get a few months off now?” or “how long do you close for?”… two very common parting phrases from departing guests towards the end of October… if only! […]
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Another 8 minutes off the 23 Before Tea

Thursday, 19th October 2023

The record has once again been broken for the 23 Before Tea fell running challenge from Elterwater Independent Hostel. Mark Burley, a member of Macclesfield Harriers & AC, and Manchester […]
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Nick’s thoughts on the YHA’s latest round of Hostel sales

Tuesday, 10th October 2023

There is lots of talk in the press recently about the YHA’s decision to sell off another 20 Hostels, leading to a heady mix of frustration and despair, and prompting […]
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