Nothing really about the YHA hostel, we were fortunate with beautiful weather, when it can be so fickle there. It is on a isolated white road near Scafell mountain, access is recommended via the A595 from the west. The alternative via the A593 from the east means having to negotiate Wrynose and the daunting Hardknott pass which in good conditions is a driving challenge, in bad weather a definite hazard and potential danger, still once overcome there is a sense of achievement and satisfaction and the view from the top of Hardknott pass is simply breathtaking .
The location is outstanding, food available good standard and value for money. Friendly staff, room and
washing facilities clean and comfortable. Wonderful view from room. Overall excellent value for money. Highly recommended .