Skiddaw House Betty Hamer
I am now taking bookings for the meet at Skiddaw House in Feb.2019.
As detailed in last meetstaff this meet is now midweek for the nights of Wed 13thFebruary and Thursday 14thFebruary.
Skiddaw House is in a fantastic setting, remote and surrounded by the higher hills of the northern fells. It sits at 470m above sea level and is approx. 3-4 miles from the road. Access and parking are available at Threlkeld, Latrigg, Mosedale or to the north at Peterhouse Farm near Bassenthwaite.
The young wardens, who previously ran Black Sail Hostel, have made it a welcoming and homely place to stay. There are washrooms and showers, a large kitchen area with hobs, a very comfortable lounge and drying areas. The kitchen and lounge have stoves and there are even hot water bottles in the bunk rooms!
There is no need to carry in all your food as they keep a well-stocked shop where it is possible to buy food for your evening meal and breakfasts. There is usually a good range of bottled beers, wine and spirits should you wish to lighten your load further.
There is plenty of walking from the door with Skiddaw, and Blencathra both close. On my last visit I noted that Suzy, one of the wardens, held the record for the fastest round of the sky line around Skiddaw House.
There are bunks for 22. The cost per night will depend on the number of bookings but I would expect that it will be somewhere between £15 and £20. If we fill the hostel it will only be £12/ night.
I am anticipating that this could be a popular meet and 7 bunks are already booked by word of mouth. Please let me know if you wish to join me as soon as you can and certainly by the end of October. Once I have final numbers I will know the cost and will be asking for payment in full soon after. I can provide more detailed information about parking etc nearer the time. Contact details as per Handbook.