Almond Lodge Helvellyn

Dining room - seating 28
Cosy fire room
Coffee in the fire room
Bedroom 2 - looking valley side
Bedroom 2 showing en suite bathroom/shower

Group accommodation on Helvellyn

A stunning location for a 28‑bed Lake District bunkhouse!

A perfect place for your group?

28 beds in 4 rooms + 5 bathrooms + little quirks and luxuries

A Lake District hostel / bunkhouse for people that don’t want to slum it – no school like changing rooms here!

Half (well a third to be honest) way up Helvellyn, 1.2 miles from Glenridding & Ullswater

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Map showing Almond Lodge close to Helvellyn, Glenridding and Ullswater
310m up Helvellyn
Cosy fire room
Cosy fire room

Our maproom - showing Almond lodge at the centre, ideally located in the Lake District
Our map room
Dining room seating 28 looking into the fire room
Dining room seating 28 looking into the fire room

Sleeps 28

in 4 rooms (you could probably sneak a couple more in too)

Plenty of parking

nearest to Helvellyn and the glorious surrounding fells

Strong Wifi in every room

but turn it off if you want to escape totally

a bit quirky

indoor grass and a foosball table and some hidden gems

4 showers

jet boosted loveliness

yes a Bath!

soak tired legs after the fells

5 unisex loos

this is the 2020s!

easy controlled heating

& hot water (and plenty of it)

Huge thanks for your lodge, our group had a great time and to be honest it is the best bunkhouse we ever experienced for a climbing/mountaineering trip! (The dishwasher and rice cooker were very much appreciated)


UCL Climbing & Mountaineering club

Once again, thank you we had an amazing stay, and everyone loved the lodge it was even better than we were expecting. It definitely was not the perfect weather but still we managed to get some great walks in. It really helped that we were staying halfway up the mountain!

Owen Lowery-Pearson

Newcastle University Fellwalking Society

Great bunkhouse in an amazing location - the perfect spot for a weekend away with our running group. Communication with Jon (the owner) was fantastic too

Rob Cullinaine

Manchester Road Runners

I’ve used the lodge 3 times now. The location is perfect to be used as a base for multiple trips around the area. The path outside leads straight to Helvellyn via the edges, or a more grounded route via the zig zags. Another path takes you to sticks pass and towards the Dodds. It’s close to Ullswater for boat tours or hiring of canoes. The lodge itself is huge inside, plenty of beds, and bathrooms, a games room, and plenty of books. WiFi is fantastic, and kitchen big enough to feed an army of hungry mouths. I'll be going back as great value for money. Great for charity events or business away days.

Brian Tinker

Group Leader

We had a fabulous weekend at Almond Lodge a group of 30 with 5 families and 15 kids. Kids loved the table football and massive beanbag in the map room. Wood burner in the lounge is really nice as well.. Really nice finish in all the bathrooms and throughout even a drying room. Location is a bit special too right at the foot of the mountain.

Simon Hoe

5 x Families for a celebration

Best place to stay in Glenridding! Amazing facilities and located on the way up to Helvellyn! We really appreciated the map room with the extra hikes around the area. Will likely book again in the future!

Spencer TB

Hiking party, Borders