Black Sail, Lake District

Black Sail YHA hut.  Lake District.

Friday 14 June - Sunday 16 June 2019 - Fully booked 

Ladies only because of available YHA dorm room accommodation 


The Black Sail YHA hut is England's most remote Youth Hostel, accessible only on foot or by cycle.  It's located in the beautiful Ennerdale valley, surrounded by stunning mountains. 


We're offering a long weekend of guided mountain walking in the Lake District, including a two night stay at Black Sail.  You'll therefore need to carry everything you need for the weekend in your rucksack during the mountain walks to get there on the Friday and to get back on the Sunday. 


As the mountain walks are fairly challenging, a good level of fitness is required, as well as previous mountain walking experience.


The plan for this long weekend is:



Meet in Buttermere at about 10:00am for a coffee, then set off on our adventure.  The walk over mountains to Black Sail will include the summits of Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, and Hay Stacks.  About 8 miles with approx 1,100 metres of ascent over rough, mountainous terrain.



A circular mountain walk starting and finishing at Black Sail, to include the summits of Pillar, Scoat Fell and Steeple.  About 9 miles with approx 1,100 metres of ascent, over mountainous terrain.



After breakfast, set off on our return walk to Buttermere over the summits of Green Gable, Brandreth, and Grey Knotts, then descending to finish with a stroll along the side of the lake, aiming to finish by about 3:30pm.  About 9 miles with approx 1,000 metres of ascent. 


All mountain walks are weather dependent.  In the event of it being unsafe for us to to venture into the mountains, then alternative lower level walks would be offered. 



The cost is £250 per person with a £120 non-refundable deposit payable upon booking and the balance of £130 payable by the end of May 2019.  The price includes:

  • Three days of guided mountain walking
  • Two nights in a shared dorm room at the Black Sail YHA hut
  • Two breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals


Please book and pay your deposit below, or contact us if you have any queries prior to booking.

Deposit for Black Sail long weekend

Deposit for Black Sail long weekend. 14th - 16th June 2018


  • Fully booked

Additional Accommodation

If you decide to look for accommodation the night before and/or the night after this long weekend, then the village of Buttermere would be ideally located.  There is a YHA Youth Hostel and The Bridge Hotel.