Greenhead Bunkhouse, Greenhead Hotel, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7HG

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Greenhead Bunkhouse, previously known as Greenhead Hostel and Greenhead Youth Hostel, is a converted methodist chapel in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian's Wall. It is ideal for those walking the Pennine Way or The Wall and is in a great location for those exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. The church was built in 1886 to serve the village miners and gave its last service in 1972. It has been a hostel since 1978. Greenhead Bunkhouse has a self-catering kitchen ideal for large group catering. There is a large lounge with a TV. There are 40 beds in four rooms of six beds and two rooms of eight beds. These can be booked as family rooms, by groups or by the bed for individuals. Tea and coffee supplies are available and there is a drying room. Above the hostel is a self contained flat with a lounge, two double rooms and a single room. Evening meals, breakfast and packed lunches are available. The bunkhouse is operated by Greenhead Hotel (over the road) with a welcoming bar and restaurant. VisitEngland approved.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    45: Hostel 40: 2x8 4x6. Flat 5: 2dbl,1 single.
  • Open:

    March to September. Please enquire for availability throughout winter.
  • Price per night:

    Bunkhouse: From £16pp, sole use £600. Flat (sleeps 5) £90.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    On the A69 between Carlise and Newcastle. Turn off at sign for Greenhead. Turn right at the T junction, the hostel is opposite the Greenhead Hotel.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains: Haltwhistle 3 miles, Carlisle 19 miles, Newcastle 45 miles. Bus: May to Sept AD 122 from Hexham to Greenhead stopping at all Roman sites. Arriva 685 Carlisle-Newcastle passes Haltwhistle station and runs hourly all year.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Near pubs Close to a pub Bunkhouses and hostels near to pubs Dark Sky Areas Breakfast available Meals Available Stag and Hens Private Rooms Hadrians Wall Path Youth Hostels Available to Individuals Pennine Way North Pennines


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Greenhead Hostel on Hadrian’s Wall Path

September 7th 2019

Providing hostel and B&B accommodation in Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall Path.

The Greenhead Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated in the hamlet of Greenhead in Northumberland, which is right at the heart of the Hadrian’s wall trail just off the A69, 19 miles from Carlisle, 9 miles from Brampton and just over 3 miles from Haltwhistle where you can find the nearest train station.    Greenhead Bunkhouse, previously known as Greenhead Hostel and Greenhead Youth Hostel, is a converted methodist chapel opposite the Hotel.

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Haltwhistle Walking Festival, September 29th – October 7th 2018

August 27th 2018

Join the Haltwhistle Walking Festival for 9 days of walking on the Northumberland moors around Hadrian’s Wall. 

Join the Haltwhistle Walking Festival for 9 days of walking on the Northumberland moors around Hadrians Wall.  There are places available on many of the walks and ideal accommodation at Greenhead Hostel.

Long walks include: Crammel Linn to Haltwhistle, Wark to Housesteads, The John Wesley Way (a three day walk), Muggleswick and Smiddy Shaw

Shorter walks include: Mohope Moor and Valley, Allen Banks and Silly Wrea, Crindledykes and the Wall

Special Interest walks:  Do you know your trees? (Fully booked), In the footsteps of Capability Brown (Fully booked), Fungal Foray with Gordon Beakes (Fully booked), Nenthead Mines Walk (4 places remain)

Find out more on the Haltwistle Walking Festival website.

Haltwhistle walking festival near greenhead hostel

Live Music at the Greenhead Hotel on Hadrian Wall LDP

May 16th 2018

Spend an evening in the pub with songs of the 60s till now with Colette Nicol Cox. 18th May 2018.

Nestled in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, the Greenhead Hostel is the ideal base for visitors, walkers and cyclists alike, with a warm welcome being given to all.  Across the road from the hostel is Greenhead Hotel where Colette Nicol Cox will be giving an evening of song from 60’s till now on 18th May 2018.  Many people passing through are walking Hadrians Wall Long Distance Path.  The area is great for those wanting to spend more time around the major Roman attractions such as the Roman Army Museum. Birdoswald, Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman forts are all close by, with the AD122 bus running from Greenhead to all these attractions though out the summer months.

Greenhead Hotel on Hadrians Wall

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