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About YHA Hawkshead
Number of beds: 106 Classrooms Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
Packages and bolt-ons available here
Lakeside location overlooking Esthwaite Water
Whether you’re biking in Grizedale Forest, staying on one of our fully inclusive school packages or paying homage to Beatrix Potter, groups and schools will easily fall for YHA Hawkshead’s Regency charm. This tranquil lakeside location overlooks Esthwaite Water and offers handy facilities like a separate meeting and classrooms (with whiteboard) and free Wi-Fi. School trips and walking groups can relax with a game of pool, enjoy the lake views or use our ample grounds and gardens to let off a little steam.
For school groups, YHA Hawkshead has a wealth of opportunities for pupils of all ages, our dedicated classroom space is perfect for older groups carrying out important field studies, while the hostel location is superb for groups wanting to explore the heart of the Lake District on their own adventures. For schools wanting that little bit more, we offer a range of fully inclusive packages. These include our ever popular Alex Rider packages, where each student receives a free copy of ‘Stormbreaker’, and our new Discovery package. YHA Hawkshead can also offer a range of adventurous activities which can be added as an upgrade to you package or as an addition to your self-led stay.
Social groups staying at the hostel can also enjoy our bar, fully stocked with local ales, and can also take advantage of our great groups catering options. There’s also free Wi-fi available in our spacious social areas, plus outdoor magazines to get you inspired. We even have a range of bikes for you to hire, including electric ones! Adventure lovers will find Go Ape just a couple of miles away – a fantastic team building opportunity for schools and groups alike. Literary buffs can discover the famous attractions like Hill Top Farm and Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, while cycle groups will love how close we are to Grizedale Forest, a mecca for Mountain Bikers of all abilities.
- Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
- Drying room
- Camping and cabins
- Board games
- Computer access
- Cycle store
- Games room
- On-site shop
- Dining room
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
- Car parking
- Coach parking
- Minibus parking
- Corridor zoning
Reasons to book your next group trip with YHA
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Packages available at this hostel
Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Hawkshead
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.
Activities for outdoor adventurers
Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.
- Ghyll scramble
- Mountain walk
Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff
Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.
- Team challenges
- Shelter building
- Guided walk
- Fire lighting
- Go create