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Walkers to get new youth hostel in Castleton

Posted 26 January 2011
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Walkers to get new youth hostel in Castleton
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Members of the Youth Hostels Association (YHA) will be able to enjoy new facilities when they go walking around the Peak District village of Castleton, following the striking of a deal with the national park authority over the terms of the sale of Losehill Hall.

It means the YHA will have to provide education and activity services for 20 years, including an increase in the number of young people studying there from 3,000 to 30,000 a year.

The deal "ensures that Losehill Hall will continue to play an important part in the life and economy of Castleton and the wider Hope Valley," chair of the authority's services committee Christopher Pennell commented.

Visitors donning their hiking boots can enjoy a range of walking experiences around Castleton.

These include the narrow gorge below Peveril Castle, the steep sides of Winnats Pass and the views from the ridge between the valley and Edale, which includes tops such as Mam Tor and Lose Hill.
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