Location and practical info

YHA Hostel in Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria

For the duration of the conference, we are taking over the entire Youth Hostel Association’s hostel in Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria. Here are the links to the hostel website and its Tripadvisor review page.

The hostel has self-catering kitchen, a bar, a lounge, a dining room and a free WiFi available on the ground floor. There are 4-8 beds in each room but we will only accommodate maximum two people per room. There are no bathrooms in the rooms (just a sink), but there are shared bathrooms on each floor of the hostel. For details describing the floor plans and accessibility, please see the hostel’s Accessibility Statement document (pdf).

This area is considered one of the most picturesque in England and we shall see if that’s the case on a long walk on Tuesday afternoon around the Butteremere lake and/or in the valley. We are flexible enough to adjust our hiking trip to when the weather is good. More information on the valley, with some maps and local attractions, are available on the National Trust website and on Tripadvisor. Wikipedia also has an entry on Buttermere.

The nearby village of Buttermere has two cafes, Syke Farm Tea Room (Tripadvisor review page) and Croft House Farm Cafe (review) and two pubs, The Fish Inn (review) and The Bridge Inn (review).