About YHA Coniston Coppermines

Great Lake District location

Walking groups and field trips will love staying at YHA Coniston Coppermines – this rural retreat sits between Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston. Culture fans can be close to Brantwood (home of Victorian personality John Ruskin) and the National Trust’s steam-powered yacht too.

500ft up the Old Man himself, this hostel has a cosy lounge to relax in and a woodburning stove to make things extra lovely. The walls are covered with inspiring knowledge of the Lake District and we can offer wholesome group catering for breakfast, lunch and evening. There’s a licensed bar with real ale too – perfect for winding down after a day of watersports or outdoor activities. Groups can huddle around the roaring fire, or bond over board games and great conversation.

Whether you’re on a geography field trip, hiking in the hills or exploring Grizedale Forest, there’s a lot to see nearby. How about a day on the water canoeing, sailing or kayaking; or scrambling at the famous Pudding Stone climbing spot? You’ll feel on top of the world at this secluded Lakeland spot.


  • Drying room
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking

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Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Coniston Coppermines has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Coniston Coppermines

Overall great atmosphere, friendly staff and welcome

Bradford Adventure Development Unit
Dining area
Four bed room
Eight bed room
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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Coniston Coppermines

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

YHA Coniston

Adventure Bolt-on

The British countryside offers a near-endless number of opportunities to explore, discover new things and try unusual activities.

Working with our approved AALA licenced partners they provide real, safe and thrilling experiences out in the great outdoors. We can offer a range of adventurous activities on a half-day and full-day basis so you can really make your residential trip suit you.


All our activities are in the real outdoors. Once booked you’ll be contacted by our partners who will discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Our most popular activities are listed below:

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Raft building
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Mountain Walk
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54.377599, -3.095299

YHA Coniston Coppermines

OS Map:96
OS Grid Ref:SD289986
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