YHA Wasdale Hall

Wasdale Hall, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET


Choose YHA Wasdale Hall and get a school trip or activity break as grand as its name. From action-packed watersports to inspiring educational packages, our spectacular location (next to England’s deepest lake) makes a great backdrop for adventures. Although built in the 1820s, our hostel offers an on-site meeting room for studying, a games room, and a fully licensed bar selling local ales.

Walking groups and school trips can spread out in our atmospheric social spaces, or cosy up next to our log fireplace. There’s a wide range of books to read and you can enjoy group catering for breakfast, lunch and evening meal – all with a breathtaking view of course.

Our mountainous surroundings make us ideal for climbing and walking groups, or you could try paddling, canoeing and kayaking a stone’s throw away. The mighty Scafell Pike is just a few miles walk away if you fancy taking on England’s highest mountain too. Geography and biology students can have a field day in our area too, learning about our fascinating Lakeland flora and fauna.

Why Groups love YHA Wasdale Hall

Next to "Britain's Favourite View"

"Excellent" - 93%

Customer satisfaction based on 100 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 46

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA Wasdale Hall

YHA Wasdale Hall does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Wasdale Hall

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Team Development

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Wasdale Hall 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



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


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking

Food & drink:

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

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

Wasdale Hall, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET

By car and coach:
Please do not use SatNav when visiting YHA Wasdale Hall as our postcode covers a large area and won’t bring you to the hostel. Please follow the directions below or from Google Maps.

From the south: leave the M6 at junction 36 and take the A590. Then follow the A5092 until Broughton-in-Furness. Join the A595 and follow until Gosforth, turn right and then right again at the mini roundabout and follow the road for approximately three miles; look out for a brown food and accommodation sign to the right – follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge, follow the lane for a further 1.5 miles – look out for the YHA sign on the right, go down the track and over the cattle grid down to the hostel.

From the north: leave the M6 at J40, take the A66 to Cockermouth then the A5086 to Egremont. Turn onto the A595 and go to Gosforth. In Gosforth follow the signs to Wasdale. After approximately three miles you will see a brown food and accommodation sign to the right – follow this to Nether Wasdale, go through the village and left over the humpbacked bridge. The hostel is 1.5 miles beyond Nether Wasdale – look out for the YHA triangle. Go over the cattle grid and down to hostel.

Please note, that if you’re travelling from either the north or south approach it will take around 1 1/2 hours to reach us from the motorway junction. From the central Lakes it is possible to drive over Wrynose and Hardknott passes to Eskdale Green. The roads on this route are dramatic and very steep, often impassable in winter and crowded in summer.

OS Map: 89
OS Grid Ref: NY145045
Latitude: 54.428558
Longitude: -3.319706
YHA Wasdale Hall