YHA Coniston Coppermines

YHA Coniston Coppermines, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HP


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.

Why Groups love YHA Coniston Coppermines

Great Lake District location

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer Satisfaction based on 46 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 26

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


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Packages available at YHA Coniston Coppermines

YHA Coniston Coppermines does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Coniston Coppermines

Adventure Bolt-on

Abseiling down a bridge

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Coniston Coppermines does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



General: Test

  • Drying room
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & Drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

How to get here

YHA Coniston Coppermines, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HP

By car and coach:
From Coniston village, take the road between the Black Bull Pub and Co-op. The road becomes a track, climbing steadily then levelling – distance 1.25 miles.

OS Map: 96
OS Grid Ref: SD289986
Latitude: 54.377599
Longitude: -3.095299
YHA Coniston Coppermines