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About YHA Black Sail
Black Sail is a legend, famous for being a remote and isolated shepherd’s bothy at the head of Ennerdale, accessible only on foot. This location provides great access to the surrounding fells: Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike and Steeple to name a few. It’s on the Coast-to-Coast walking route and is renowned as a base for enjoying the mountains of the Lake District.
Due to the location of Black Sail Youth Hostel, luggage transfer is NOT available.
Clients must carry an overnight bag and you will be reunited with your bags at your next stop.
Feel free to browse around our comprehensive database of hotels along the The Coast to Coast Path, but please mention the Sherpa Van Project when you get in touch.
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Remote converted Shepherds Bothy at the head of the Ennerdale valley. Stay here for a real mountain hut experience.
Please note there is no road access and the SHERPA VAN IS UNABLE TO DELIVER LUGGAGE TO THIS LOCATION. You can get round this by carrying only what you need for this night and being reunited with your main baggage at your next Hotel. Payment in advance or cash on arrival.
Check in between 1700 and 2100 hours.
Those on walking, hiking and climbing holidays will value the superb access to nearby peaks including Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike and Steeple. Breakfast, packed lunches and home-cooked evening meals are available every day to keep you going.
Meals must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Location and supplementary information[view map] 2 mile walk from the summit of Honister pass or from Gatosgorth in the Buttermere valley.