Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel, Gibbs Hill Farm, Bardon Mill, Nr Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AP
Call Valerie Gibson on 01434 344030
Hostel near Once Brewed on Hadrian's Wall.Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is a conversion of a barn on a traditional working hill farm near Once Brewed and Hadrian's Wall and close to the Pennine Way. The hostel is designed to reduce energy consumption and is centrally heated throughout. There are 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting and dining area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. The hostel has a drying room, lockers, laundry facilities and safe cycle storage. Ideal for families who may take a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome. Situated near Hadrian's Wall it is an excellent base for exploring the Roman sites, Hadrian's Wall Trail and Northumberland National Park.
Beds & Rooms:18: 3x6
Price per night:£20 adult, £14 child (under 12), minimum of 8 people.
Booking:Advisable, groups require full payment 4 weeks before arrival.
Directions:From the A69, turn north at Bardon Mill, signed Once Brewed. Follow the signs towards Housesteads. At the B6318, turn right and then immediately left towards Steel Rigg. Follow for 1 mile, turn right to Gibbs Hill.
- Trains at Haltwhistle 6 miles. Regular bus service along A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle, and in summer the Hadrian's Wall bus runs between Haltwhistle and Hexham. Alight at Once Brewed Information Centre and walk north to farm. Last bus 5.30pm from Haltwhistle.
- Long Distance Walks Hadrians Wall Path Hadrians Cycleway Pennine Way Pennine Journey Land's End to John O Groats on foot Great North Trail
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Accommodation in Northumberland National Park, perfect for Great North Trail cyclists.
August 29th 2022
Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel in Northumberland National Park is no stranger to cyclists on the Great North Trail.
That is why they have plenty of facilities geared specifically for outdoor enthusiasts such as;
- A drying room for soggy clothes
- Hot showers, which are essential after a long day of cycling
- Bedding is provided so you don’t have to worry about transporting extra weight
- Lockable bike storage – so your precious bike will sleep as soundly as you do!
Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is along on the route of other popular walking trails such as Hadrian’s Wall and The Pennine Way. This means you are likely to meet other outdoor enthusiasts who are attempting their own long-distance route. It is a fantastic place to meet like-minded people or, of course, get some much-needed rest.
Visit Gibbs Hill Farm on Hadrian’s Wall, the setting for centuries of peril and drama!
March 2nd 2022
Gibbs Hill Farm is a traditional working farm that dates back to the 17th century. The Anglo-Scottish boarder was a difficult place to run a farm 400 years ago due to the unrest between the Romans and the Scots.
The farm had to constantly defend their livestock and themselves from the lawless Border Reivers who pledged alliegence to neither the English or the Scottish. They would killed mercilessly without regard for the victim’s nationality. Gibbs Hill was so named because the sheep stealers were hanged there on the gibbet as a warning to all!
If a Border Reiver was caught on a farm’s land in the act of stealing livestock or murdering, it was said that he had been “caught at the rede hand” which means pretty much what it sounds like; “caught with blood on your hands”. This is where the phrase “caught red handed” originates from. The outlaw would be murdered on the spot.
Nowadays there is much less murder, stealing and pillaging occuring on the farm. Rather, a beautiful place to stay while you navigate Hadrian’s Wall steeped with a long and rich history. The farm carries 50 suckler cows and calves and over 500 Swaledale cross ewes and lambs. There is also a small fold of Highland cattle to admire.