Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians Wall


Slack House Farm, Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB

Slack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The Bunk-Barn is adjacent to Gladje in the Scypen café and farm shop and Birdoswald cheese is made on the farm. Accommodation consists of 3 dorms; a 10 bed dorm, a 5 bedded room, and a 3 bed family room (+ child’s bed and travel cot). Sheets and shower towels available to hire. 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. 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. There is a laundry with drying room. This is a lovely cosy place to base your Hadrian’s Wall stay.

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Slack House Farm | Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians Wall

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or call Dianne Horn on
01697 747351 Mob: 07900 472342

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Rooms & Beds:

18: 1×10, 1×5, 1×3 (family)


All year. Check in from 17.00hrs, check out by 10.00hrs.

Price per night:

Beds £15pp. Camp-bed Loft £12pp. Sole use: 5 bed room £60, family £45, private 10 bed dorm £80.


Pre booking is advisable. Pre payment is necessary to secure a booking of beds and rooms.


On B6318, GR NY670613, From A69, west take turning for Gilsland & Spadeadam. 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.

Public Transport:

Carlisle-Newcastle train line 9km, bus 5km. AD122 bus (April-October) request stop 200m. (Kiln Hill junction).

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Pennine Way and the North Pennines.

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Explore Hadrians Wall

Explore Hadrians Wall

The AD122 bus stops just 200m from the farm and runs to all the major Roman attractions in the summer months.

Slack House Farm is a bunkhouse and working cheese making farm on Hadrian’s Wall, close to the Pennine Way. So clearly its a great place to explore the Roman Heritage of the area and to walk in the stunning landscape. Rather wonderfully, the AD122 bus (stops just 200m from hostel) runs to all the major Roman attractions in the summer months. The year 122 AD marked the garrisoning of the nearby Vindolanda fort and the  start of construction on the wall. If you’re more active than that then the Hadrian’s Cycleway  can lead you over 174 miles of wonderful northern scenery,  although it is not a matter of historical record whether the Emperor ever used either a bike or a bus.

Cosy and welcoming

Cosy and welcoming

After the history and splendour of Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll love the warm welcome at Slack House Farm.

Slack House Farm, on Hadrian’s wall is full of charm. If you’ve ever been to the Hadrian’s Wall area of Cumbria or Northumberland before, you’ll want to go back and this accommodation will add to your enjoyment. It is virtually on top of the Hadrian’s Wall trail and the NCN 72 cycle route, so it can be your base or an overnight stop. The countryside is wild, breathtaking and open, but the welcome at Slack House is warm, easy paced and homely. Set on a working (and cheese-making!) farm and surrounded by the loveliest views, you’ll really value your cosy stay. Visit the website and you’ll see what we mean.

Contact Slack House Farm:

01697 747351 Mob: 07900 472342MessageView website