Slack House Farm, Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB
Call Dianne Horn on 01697 747351 or 07900 472342
OverviewSlack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall bordering dark-skies area of the Northumberland National Park. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The Bunkbarn is adjacent to the farm's cheese shop and dairy. Accommodation consists of 3 dorms; a 10 Z-bed dorm (The camp-Loft), a 5 bedded room, and a 3 bed family room (child's bed and travel cot available if required). Sheets and shower towels may be hired. Each room has its own shower, toilet, hot water, heated towel rail and electric lighting. There is a worktop with kettle, microwave, fridge and crockery in the shared kitchen/ sitting area and an outdoor Cooking-cabin with barbecue and for BYO camp stoves. Further cooking facilities by arrangement. The wood pellet-fired stove warms the shared area and provides under-floor heating. Breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided, provisions and ready meals may be purchased from the cheese shop. There is a laundry with drying room. This is a restful, cosy place to base your Hadrian's Wall stay
Beds & Rooms:18: 1x10, 1x5, 1x3 (family)
Open:Closed until the New Year. Check hostel's own website for more details
Price per night:Beds £15pp. Sole use: 5 bed room £60, family £45, Camp-loft £80.
Booking:Pre booking is advisable. Pre payment is necessary to secure a booking of beds and rooms.
Directions:On B6318, GR NY670613. From A69, from the west take turning for Gilsland & Spadeadam.(shortly after Northumberland county boundery sign) From east take right turn signed Greenhead. Follow Hadrian's Wall signs to Birdoswald. Do not turn left to the fort but continue a further 200 metres. If using GPS it will take you to the neighboring farm at Kilnhill.
Public Transport:Carlisle-Newcastle train line 9km. Bus 5km. AD122/185 bus (April-October) request stop 200m. (Kiln Hill junction).
Walks:Long Distance Walks Settle to Carlisle Hadrians Wall Path Pennine Way
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Farm stay hostel on Hadrian’s Wall Path and 3 miles from the Pennine Way
May 24th 2021
Slack House Farm is also great for cyclists. It’s just 200m from Hadrian’s Cycleway (NCN 72) and 5 miles from The Reivers Cycle Route (NCN10).
Geared up for walkers and cyclists you can hire bedding and towels. If you don’t want to self cater you can book dinner, breakfast and packed lunches. Plus there’s a laundry and drying room. What more could you need to recover from a hard day’s walking or cycling? You will be able to start the next day fresh and eager to put plenty more miles behind you.
Slack House Farm is still closed
May 20th 2021
Keep checking back for updates. Sorry for the inconvenience
Slack House Farm do not intend to open their accommodation for the remainder of this year.
July 31st 2020
Check back from time to time to see when we will be opening in the New Year.