Slack House Farm, Slack House Farm, Gilsland Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DB
Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians WallSlack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall bordering the 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 rooms; an 8 Z-bed dorm (The Camp-Loft), a 5 bedded room and a 3 bedded 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. Book a bed, a room or the whole bunkbarn. There is shared kitchen/commonroom and an outdoor cooking-cabin for BYO gas or camp stoves. The wood pellet-fired stove warms the shared area and provides under-floor heating. 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:12 in two rooms
Price per night:£15pp (£25pp with bedding). Groups: £100 per room for the first night plus nightly rate per person. Additional nights £15.00pppn.
Booking:Pre booking is essential. 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.
- Carlisle-Newcastle train line 9km. Bus 5km. AD122/185 bus request stop 200m. (Kiln Hill junction).
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If you’re travelling along Hadrians Wall make sure you stop at Slack House farm
April 5th 2022
Just half a kilometre from the Hadrians Wall National Trail it is the perfect place to spend the night, or a few. The organic dairy farm plays to a herd of beautiful Ayrshire cows and the Birdoswald Organic Cheese Dairy as well as a farm shop so you can sample the great things the farm has to offer.
Slack House Farm can accommodate not just walkers but cyclists with its secure bike storage, so no worrying if your bike will be where you left it the night before, and even horses by arrangement. So make sure you’re Hadrians wall trip involves a stop at Slack House farm.
Slack House Farm, is just a field away from the Birdoswald Roman Fort which is well worth a visit. It is home to some of the best preserved parts for the wall. Hadrian’s Wall will spread as far as the eye can see. There is also a Roman fort, a turret and milecastle to explore.
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
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November 28th 2021
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