Black Sail YHA

Top choice hostel in Ennerdale

A legendary place among Lakeland hikers, this marvellously remote backcountry hostel is marooned among the fells of Ennerdale along several long-distance walking routes to Wasdale, Buttermere and beyond. Once a shepherd's bothy, it's recently been refurbished with solar panels, LED lighting and double glazing, but the atmosphere is as convivial as ever. Space is very limited, so bookings are essential.