Hostels and bunkhouses close to Hadrians Wall Path National Trail
This page shows the closest accommodation in hostels and bunkhouses to Hadrians Wall Path National Trail. The walk follows the line of Hadrian’s Wall from the Solway coast in the west to the Northumberland coast in the East. The 84 mile path passes through a landscape of wild moorland with sky-filled vistas to copses and rural fields and eventually to the city streets of Newcastle.
Most of the terrain is relatively easy. Hillside Farm in the Soleway Firth provides accommodation for walkers just a few steps from the trail at Boustead Hill and Florries Bunkhouse in the village of Walton provides everything wall walkers need (including an evening meal and breakfast) after a hard day’s walking and is right on the trail too.
The 23-mile central section between Chollerford and Birdoswald is hilly with sharp climbs and descents. Slack House Farm, just a field away from the Birdoswald Roman Fort, provides accommodation for individuals and small groups at this location. The roman fort itself hosts groups of up to 37 in Birdoswald Bunkhouse. Finding your way along the Hadrians Wall Path is easy; you can will find plenty of acorn symbols and way marking arrows. Hostels and bunkhouses along the route provide good value self catering accommodation catering specifically for walkers on the trail.
It is about a week’s walk and there are bunkhouses situated at useful points along the route. Greenhead Hostel provides a useful overnight break in the small village of Greenhead which has tearooms and a restaurant. Walkers often like to allow time to spend visiting the Roman forts and settlements along the way.
Houghton North Farm accommodation provides rooms and self catering accommodation for walkers with a continental breakfast at Heddon-on-the-Wall.
At the end of the trail in Newcastle accommodation is available at the Euro Hostel Newcastle.
The National Trails website runs a Hadrian’s Wall Passport scheme, between May and October. Stamping stations are available at seven location along the route and owners of completed passports can claim an enamel badge and achievers’ certificate.
Before setting out to walk the Trail read the Code of Respect, which sets out how you can help preserve and protect this heritage site for future generations and take a look at the LDWA website. The Walking Englishman’s website gives his personal record of walking Hadrian’s Wall National Trail with a written journal and photographs and may also prove very useful.