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Located at the foot of the Coniston mountains, we are the ideal base for action and adventure. Whether it's walking, climbing, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, sailing or gorge scrambling - we have it all on the doorstep!
Or if you fancy taking it easy, you can relax with a cruise on Coniston Water, tuck into tasty cakes at the Brantwood cafe, and wander round the Ruskin Museum, soon to be home to Donald Campbell's restored powerboat Bluebird.
At the end of the day, relax with a local beer in our bar or on the terrace, and enjoy one of our hearty meals.
Camping is in the Victorian grounds, overlooked by a grand 150 year-old monkey puzzle tree. Plese check with the youth hostel for availability as during school term time we may be unable to offer camping.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street
— 6.0 miles
6.0 miles Grasmere Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
- Train stations
Windermere Rail Station
— 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Foxfield Rail Station — 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Staveley Rail Station — 10.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 0.7 miles
0.7 miles Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.7 miles
0.7 miles Monk Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.8 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 66.9 miles
How do you get to this Youth Hostel:
1/4m N of Coniston, off A593 to Ambleside.
Buses to Windermere (505) and Ulverston (X12/512) from outside Church in centre of village (1/4 mile)
Nearest stations Windermere (13 miles) or Ulverston (14 miles), both reachable by bus
Ambleside (on London - Whitehaven route)
Limitless walking and mountain biking options
Family friendly low level walks and rides
Brantwood - home of John Ruskin
National Trust steam "Gondola"
Coniston Boating Centre
Crook Farm horse riding
Spoon Hall horse riding
Go Ape - Grizedale Forest
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
- Beatrix Potter Gallery (3.0 miles)
- Hill Top (4.4 miles)
- Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre (5.7 miles)
- Gondola' (0.7 miles)
- Coniston and Tarn Hows (0.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.