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Walking - Cycling - Exploring - Live Music Sessions

Skiddaw House makes an excellent base for summitting Skiddaw and Blencathra and for exploring the quieter northern fells of the Lake District.  We're also situated right on The Cumbria Way.

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All of the fells listed in Alfred Wainwright's Book  'A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells: The Northern Fells', are within walking distance of Skiddaw House. Tick off some of the less accessible fells such as Great Calva, Knott, Great Sca Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup on a circular walk from the hostel.

Situated at the intersection of bridleways linking Bassenthwaite, Mosedale, Threlkeld and Keswick, Skiddaw House is a great place to stop overnight on a mountain biking tour of the Northern Lakes. 

The Cumbria Way

Skiddaw House is situated right on The Cumbria Way, a 112km (70 mile) walk through the heart of the Lake District, from Ulverston to Carlisle. The hostel makes an ideal alternative to Keswick for an overnight stay on the section between Borrowdale and Caldbeck.  You can leave your luggage with the baggage courier, and pick it up again at your next stop along the trail.

Cumbria Way Sign

Find out more about the Cumbria Way at:

The Cumbria Way Walk

Cumbria Way
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The 1550ft Music Sessions

We regularly hold music sessions at Skiddaw House.  

Bands that have played at Skiddaw House previously include Rueben's Train (pictured), Paper Cranes (now Jon Dawes and The Native Cult), mylittlebrother, Elaine Davidson and Nick Jenkins.

Check out the future sessions on the 'What's Happening' page.  

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