Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping, Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsbury, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH
Call Danny Taylor on 07919 092403/ 01434 382486
OverviewSet in the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, often described as England's last wilderness, this location is ideal for anyone who loves the great outdoors - walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers . The 36 mile Isaac's Tea Trail walk passes through the site; directly on the C2C and with bicycle hire (including electric bikes) available nearby.The bunkhouse sleeps up to 24 in 3 bunkrooms of 4/5, 9 and 10 and includes a relaxing lounge, self-catering kitchen, modern shower room and large conservatory for chilling out in. Breakfast and evening meals can be provided for larger groups if pre-booked. Nestled between a special nature conservation area and the wildflower meadow, the campsite has been created with tiered pitches to enhance the infinite views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups for caravans and motor homes are also available within the car park. The site has its own private supply of spring water, unique outdoor equipment washing area and secure bike and gear store. It has recently been awarded a Silver Green Tourism Award for commitment to sustainability.
Beds & Rooms:25: 1x4/5, 1x9, 1x11
Open:All year. All day access.
Price per night:£20pp. Sole use £400, £1080 (3 nights). Camping: £12, U15, £7. Motorhomes/caravans £25 up to 2.
Booking:Book online or contact by email or phone
Directions:Directly on the A689 between Alston and Nenthead.
Public Transport:On 889 / 888 bus routes operated by Wright Bros, Nenthead
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the IHUK signage page, the Hostels with Camping map, the Isaac's Tea Trail, the Pennine Way, the C2C Cycle Route and the North Pennines.
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Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and campsite, holder of a Green Tourism Award
August 26th 2019
Created to keep it’s environmental footprint to a minimum, the whole site has a private spring water supply and treatment plant, the bunkhouse has superb insulation to keep it toastie warm all year round and the area of Alston is part of a major conservation area.
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse is proud of its commitment to environmentally sustainable tourism. Wherever possible we have incorporated features to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. The renovation has introduced excellent insulation, A-rated appliances, a UV spring water supply, grey water for flushing toilets and LED lighting. We use recycled toilet paper, natural cleaning products and purchase fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar. Our wastewater is treated to a very high standard before being discharged into the River Nent under an environmental permit. Outside we have planted many native trees and our wildflower meadow is thriving under our gentle management.
With veiws like this and reviews like these, this is a place to put on your bucket list!
October 26th 2018
“This is one of the most beautiful places on this planet it’s our 3rd year of going and we will continue to do so every year…”
With views like this and and reviews like these, Haggs Bank Bunkhouse and campsite should be on your bucket list.
“This is one of the most beautiful places on this planet it’s our 3rd year of going and we will continue to do so every year. The people are so friendly nothing is to much trouble for them I would highly recommend this bunkhouse and campsite to anyone who likes the great outdoors” Stu and Kez.
“What a great weekend! Stunning views great camping, the bunk house is spacious and spotless, Danny and Helen are really friendly and helpful. Jane Pugh. What a great place; as well as being in a great spot with plenty a great roads to explore to explore, Danny and his family have done a really nice job renovating the house. The facilities are of a very high standard and plenty of thought has gone in to making this a great spot to spend the night or base yourself for a few days.” Nich Brown
Follow Isaac’s Tea Trail
February 22nd 2018
Stay at Hagg’s Bank for a two day adventure with a homely stopover in between.
Hagg’s Bank Bunkhouse is a bit of a gem. Set in the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, often described as England’s last wilderness, this location is ideal for anyone who loves the great outdoors – walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers . It sleeps up to 24 in 3 bunkrooms of 4/5, 9 and 10 and includes a relaxing lounge, self-catering kitchen, modern shower room and large conservatory for chilling out in! Breakfast and evening meals can be provided for larger groups as well if you pre-book.
All this makes it the perfect stop over point if you’re walking the enticingly named Isaac’s Tea Trail. Of course, Britain is scattered with long distance paths and trails named after teh landscape (Pennine Way or Limestone Way) or historical persons (St. Cuthbert’s Way, Offa’s Dyke Way), but this one catches the eye. Isaac’s Tea trail follows 36 miles of an itinerant tea seller’s route across the North Pennines.
Starting at Allendale along teh East Allen Valley, across the moors to Nenthead. From there you can drop beside the river as it cascades to Alston. Just along this stretch is where you’ll find Hagg’s Bank. A great place with lovely views to break your walk. Next day, after a hearty breakfast, continue through Alston where you can join the Pennine Way for a bit before climbing to the moors again and circling round back to Allendale. Perfect! A two day adventure with a homely stopover in between.