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Accommodation for Coast to Coast walkers

31 March 2011 / News / Walks

One of the great walks to do in the UK is Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk

Route of the Coast to Coast Walk via Wikipedia

Traditionally starting at St bees on the west coast and ending at Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast the route passes right by Thorney How situated right in the centre of the Lake District National Park on an adjacent track. Several guests that we have booked in are already using the Hostel as a nights stay at Grasmere, one of the potential stopovers in the early stages of the 192 mile journey.

The Sherpa Van offers travellers a convenient regular daily baggage moving service between key Coast to Coast locations such as Grasmere. We are please to announce that we are now one of the accommodation providers listed via The Sherpa Van’s website, although at the time of writing this all of the reviews added to the site were from when Thorney How was managed by the YHA.


Grasmere Fells & Tarns & Gingerbread

13 March 2011 / Events / Walks

If you’re up for a challenge why not try the Grasmere Fells & Tarns & Gingerbread challenge event coming up on the 16th April. Organisaed by the Morecambe Bay & Bowland Long Distance Walkers Association Group you can enter online here.

Money raised will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease Association & Grasmere First Responders.

You can find out more about the Long Distance Walkers Association, their other events and also find us listed on their website too. http://www.ldwa.org.uk

With over 6000 members and sach Spring Bank Holiday Weekend they have a ‘flagship’ event, which entails walking 100 miles in 48 hours. This year’s 100 mile event will take place in Shropshire.


Lake District hostel saved after buy-out

9 March 2011 / Business / News

Tomorrow’s headline in The Westmorland Gazette newspaper.

Their copy says:

Taylor Nuttall, chief executive of Folly in Lancaster, has bought the hostel, which he intends to run with his wife, Carolyn.

“We have both been working independently doing different careers,” said Mr Nuttall.

“We talked about running a business together and, over the past few years, we have been looking at different properties in the Lake District.

“The youth hostel came through at the right time.”

Introducing the new owner of Thorney How

Carolyn had a Salford day, so was not available for the photo. She was so disappointed. Not.

Thanks WG for the PR exposure. The builders scaffolding is nicely edited out, but sadly not all the moss on the roof – another job still to finish. More here.


Old Thorney How

9 March 2011 / Hostelling / History

We’d love to hear from you if you have memories that you are willing to share about Thorney How. Thorney How has been part of the YHA for around 80 years prior to our taking over the hostel as an Independent Hostel in February 2011. We’re that sure there will be many happy memories and we hope to create many more in the future.

Thorney How postcard circa 1950s

Thorney How postcard circa 1950s

Here are some postcard images that we have found circa 1950′s. If you have any other photographs from Thorney How that you are willing to share with others please let us know.


Project Thorney How begins

6 March 2011 / Maintenance / Gardening / Project Thorney

We started tackling some of those nagging jobs this weekend such as dripping overflows, moss covered roof, planting out and general grounds upkeep.

Clearing the side access track

Clearing moss from off the entrance porch

Our daughter Emma also contributed to the weekend.

We’re tweeting #projectthorney occasionally mistyped as #projecthorney with ensuing jokes.