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Listing all posts for the month of "October 2011"

Coast To Coast Blog by one of our guests June 2011

31 October 2011 / Hostelling / Walks / Coast To Coast

We enjoyed reading ‘Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk’ a blog by Paul Tinker who completed the walk with his mate Dave and dog Toby, June 5th-June 16th 2011.

Thorney How was their Grasmere stop over, glad you made it guys!

The Coast to Coast Walk is the brainchild of Alfred Wainwright. It crosses three National Parks, and includes some of England’s best loved scenery. It is generally considered best to start at St. Bees beside the Irish Sea. The walk then passes through the mountains of the Lake District, across the Pennines and down into Swaledale, then over The North York Moors and beyond to Robin Hood’s Bay and the east coast.

Thorney How in Grasmere is one of the primary stops along the walk as the path crosses right by our main entrance.

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Coast To Coast


Lakeland Walker Magazine

24 October 2011 / Walks / Magazine

They say – ‘Lakeland Walker is the only walking magazine devoted to the Lake District’ – ‘The next best thing to being on the fells’

We like – Readers Photos

And the – Photo Competition – I’m guessing this editions photo is looking across Crummock Water from somewhere near the top of Crag Hill (s’OK competition has ended now!) Great photo by the way.

But they also have some great walking featrures and the 45 minute fixes with lots of helpful information.


Guest reviews now live on booking system

16 October 2011 / Reviews

I’m just reading some great guest reviews posted over the last few weeks. These are now visible through our online booking system provided by freetobook.com – just click the ‘Check Availability’ Search link

Thank you for all your great comments.

10/10/2011 – For large group booking your hostel was perfect and you were very accomodating! The location is lovely and the hostel is very well kept. Nice easy walk into/back from Grasmere to go out for food and drinks as well. Nobody in the group had a bad thing to say! Many thanks!

8/10/2011 Kitchen and lounge facilities were great. Quiet . Lovely staff

6/10/2011 You were very lovely to me after having gotten lost… Tips for other travellers: Visit Grasmere…. and don’t get lost in the Lake District

2/10/2011 nice and clean hostel for a short visit around lake district. quiet and comfortable room for a good sleep. excellent!

28/9/2011 really nice and free. Tips for other travellers: if you walk from the bus stop to there in the night, then you can see the stars which you have nevern seen before!!!! amazing.

27/9/2011 A very friendly welcome. Rooms clean and beds comfortable.

22/9/2011 Great place, especially a very nice lounge and useful kitchen. Definitely would recommend.

18/9/2011 Very good value, very clean and very friendly staff. Couldn’t have been happier with the options for our larger group in the bunk room. Thank you!

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