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

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Greenhead 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 Hostel 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, two double rooms and a triple room. Evening meals, breakfast and packed lunches are available. The Hostel is operated by Greenhead Hotel (over the road) with a welcoming bar and restaurant. VisitEngland approved.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    47: Hostel (Sleeps 40) 4x6, 2x8. Flat (Sleeps 7): 2xdbl, 1xtriple .
  • Open:

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

    Single Bed within Dorm: £18pppn. Whole Dorm (6 people): £100pn. Whole Dorm (8 people): £130pn. Whole Flat (Private Bathroom- 7 people): £150pm. Whole Hostel : £750pn
  • Booking:

    Please email to book
  • 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 Hadrians Wall Path Pennine Way
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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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News & Offers from Greenhead Hostel

Hopefully opening on 21st June when social distancing restrictions are removed.

February 23rd 2021

We are currently closed due to the national lockdown. As per the recent government announcement producing a roadmap for the future, we are remaining Positive. At the current moment we are aiming for and taking bookings for the Hostel from 21st June, the earliest date for no social distancing restrictions. With our hostel having shared accommodation and facilities, this is the earliest date we will be able to open. For the Hotel we are aiming to be open from 19th May, also inline with the government guidelines. We are taking this downtime to do some renovation and upgrading of the Hostel which will be ready in time for the Summer.

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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.

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Latest Blog about Greenhead Hostel

Greenhead to Bellingham: Pennine Way meets Hadrians Wall

January 2nd 2019

Almost immediately after leaving Greenhead on the way to Bellingham, the Pennine Way path joins the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall. It continues along this extremely well preserved section of the wall for the next 8 miles. As soon as it turned away from Hadrian’s Wall I felt like I was back where I belonged. After 200 miles, I felt connected to the Pennine Way. It hadn’t always been kind to me but I didn’t take it personally, because this is part of what it means to walk any long-distance path.

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