English Hostels : Walkers hostel on the coast to coast


Barrington Bunkhouse, Barrington Cottage, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, DL13 2BG

Situated in the tranquil village of Rookhope, itself nestled in the stunning scenery of Weardale in the Wear Valley. Barrington Bunkhouse is the perfect place for cyclists and walkers to rest up for the night, or for Family groups wanting a weekend get away. Inside Barrington Bunkhouse you will find clean, comfortable accommodation for large or small groups. The bunkhouse can accommodate 15 people, 13 in the bunkroom, each bunk has a personal reading light, and two in the cosy and quirky caravan. There is also space for campers on the two lawns in front of the bunkhouse. In the centre of the bunkroom is a communal seating area which includes a television and a selection of films. The kitchen offers guests a self-service continental breakfast, with a full range of utensils provided alongside two toasters, a kettle, a fridge and a microwave. An electric two-hotplate hob and saucepans are available on request if you are wanting to self cater. All are welcome at Barrington Bunkhouse but its idyllic location, right next door to The Rookhope Inn which serves a good pint and very substantial tasty meals, makes it the perfect place for cyclists tackling the Coast to Coast (C2C) route and walkers embarking on The Pennine Journey or The Weardale Way.

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or call Valerie Livingston on
01388 517656

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Rooms & Beds:

12 (+1): 1 x 12 + 1 fold up bed


All year, all day.

Price per night:

£24pp incl. snack b/fast. Camping £14 with b/fast, £10 without. Sole use rates negotiable.


Book with deposit by phone/email. Payment in advance for weekends.

Ask for:

Valerie Livingston


Next door to Rookhope Inn in Rookhope.

Public Transport:

Nearest train stations: Hexham 19 miles, Durham 25 miles, Bishop Auckland 23 miles. Buses to Crook, Durham and Bishop Auckland.

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the C2C Cycle Route and the North Pennines.

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A warm welcome in walking and cycling country

A warm welcome in walking and cycling country

Set in the heart of the North Pennines, Barrington Bunkhouse is well known for its a warm welcome.

Set in the heart of the North Pennines, Barrington Bunkhouse and its host Val have a well earned reputation for providing a friendly  welcome to those arriving off the hills.   The bunkhouse accommodation has an open friendly atmosphere,  hot showers, warm clean beds and a pub next door.   There’s a huge bike shed, big enough for any group, and energy bars and a continental breakfast are provided to keep you going until the pub opens.

This is walking and cycling country however there are cities and places of interest within easy reach for those touring by car. Newcastle is one hours drive, Hexham, Bishop Auckland and Durham only forty mins drive. The Kilhope Lead Mining Museum is only half hours drive and Beamish Open Air Museum is three quarters of an hours away

Round Trip from Holland

Round Trip from Holland

Hadrian’s Wall and the Coast to Coast

I had a Dutch couple stay here last week, that got off the ferry in Newcastle, cycled Hadrians Wall over to the the West coast, and then picked up the C2C at Workington, and cycled back to Newcastle.

Contact Barrington Bunkhouse:

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