Whether you’ve a question about the hostel or you want to know about events in the Lake District, we’d love to hear from you.


Trophies presented to the youngest runners

6th August 2018

We were delighted to present the trophies recently to the winners of a new race at Ambleside Sports…for runners under the age of nine! When we came on board to sponsor the newest event at our oldest and most famous Lakeland traditional sports we had no idea how popular it was going to be. The […]

The freedom to roam

21st July 2018

The long summer school holidays are  here and it’s time to think about the freedom to roam…especially for children. And even if this glorious weather doesn’t last all summer, we’ll still  delight in seeing youngsters spending as much time as possible outside. Rain is only water, after all. We watch them having fun here with […]

The Guide to the Lakes

17th July 2018

Book Review They say that history repeats itself. When William Wordsworth published his Guide through the District of the Lakes in the North of England it was a publishing phenomenon. Political problems in Europe meant that adventurers, who might otherwise have done a grand tour of the great cities of Europe, were looking for opportunities […]

Adventures in the Lakes

4th June 2018

And we mean it, literally, adventures IN the Lakes. After a long winter when the ice climbers were in their element, it’s time for some equally hardy folk to plunge into rather cold water. The Great North Swim this weekend is the flagship event for the increasingly popular open-water swimming, and nowhere has better “facilities” […]

Hostel Sponsoring New Race

29th May 2018

A sponsorship deal with Elterwater Hostel means a new race for young runners at Ambleside Sports. For the first time, this year there will be an “under-nines” category in the hugely popular Guides races, with our hostel funding ten new trophies. The Guides races are easily viewed by spectators as they follow a direct course […]

The 10 in 10…

13th May 2018

Some of us more sedentary types think of those who will push themselves around the 26.2 miles of the Windermere Brathay Marathon next Sunday are madmen. Crazier by far, are the small group who will run round the lake ten times this week, who have made a start on their epic challenge. This is The 10 […]

The UK’s top cyclists tackle the ultimate Lakes challenge

10th May 2018

Visitors staying with us this coming weekend will be aware of considerable excitement in the valley. It’s the day of the Fred Whitton Challenge, known locally just as “The Fred”, one of the toughest cycle sportives in the world. The ride is a real challenge and everyone who completes it has a true sense of […]

Joe Robey – walking John O’Groats to Land’s End

28th April 2018

So what do you do when you feel you need a break from work? A week in the sun perhaps, or maybe you could walk from John O’ Groats to Land’s End! Our latest ‘walk-in’ guest, Joe Robey, has taken on just that challenge and is raising money for “Young Minds Trust”. He does say […]

A free breakfast and competition time

20th March 2018

To celebrate English Tourism Week and National Bed and Breakfast Day, we’re offering guests who make a direct booking with us this week (up to and including Saturday 24th March), a FREE Full English Breakfast for each person regardless of when they stay.  Visit our website to make a booking using PROMO code NBB2018 (Discount will be applied […]

Employee of the year!

11th February 2018

As owners of the Hostel we are frequently asked if we appreciate how lucky we are to have such good staff.  Which of course we are. We were therefore delighted when our Manager, Nick Owen, was shortlisted for the Employee of the Year category within the 2018 Cumbria Family Business Awards. Regular guests will know that […]

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