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Support Us

Skiddaw House is an independent hostel which is affiliated to the YHA, and is funded and supported by the Skiddaw House Foundation, a registered charity.   You can help support Skiddaw House in a variety of ways.  Take a look at the options below.

Skiddaw House

Skiddaw House Foundation

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The Skiddaw House Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1119402), is a charitable trust committed to maintaining, improving and extending the use of Skiddaw House in an environmentally sympathetic way.

By donating, you can help support the work of the Skiddaw House Foundation and preserve Skiddaw House for both present and future generations, Every penny that you donate will go towards the upkeep of Skiddaw House.

The work of this charity is vital to the longevity of the hostel. Although the location is fantastic, the weather can be pretty challenging and this, combined with the age of the building, mean that constant maintenance is required.

​Previous work achieved through donations and grants:

  • Sheep's wool wall insulation.

  • Installation of solar panels. 

  • Fitting of a new shower and toilet.

  • General maintenance including re-roofing the building.

  • New wood burning stove.


​There are still many improvements that could be made, such as fitting double glazing on the bedroom windows upstairs. ​

You can safely donate to the Skiddaw House Foundation through the

CAF - Charities Aids Foundation



Why not join a small group of volunteers on one of the winter volunteering weekends, doing  decorating and maintenance jobs at the hostel.


Or why not volunteer to run the hostel yourself for a couple of days in the summer. 


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please email ​

Come and stay

What better way to support Skiddaw House than by coming to stay?

Stay for a night

Stay for two nights

Stay for a week or two

Don't forget to bring your friends with you!

We look forward to seeing you up here soon.

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