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

Call Dianne Horn on 01697 747351 or 07900 472342


Slack 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. 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

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    12 in two rooms
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    £60 per person for first night, £12pp subsequent nights. Groups, please ask for quote.
  • 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.
  • Public Transport:

    Carlisle-Newcastle train line 9km. Bus 5km. AD122/185 bus request stop 200m. (Kiln Hill junction).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Settle to Carlisle Hadrians Wall Path Pennine Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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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.

Hadrians Wall. Hostel or Bunkhouse accommodation at Slack House Farm & Florries Bunkhouse

Slack House Farm is still closed

May 20th 2021

Keep checking back for updates. Sorry for the inconvenience

Slack House Farm Bunkbarn

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.


Latest Blog about Slack House Farm

Running Hadrian’s Wall

April 29th 2019

Maria from Uruguay suggested running Hadrian’s Wall when we were at 4000m in Nepal. It had never entered my head. Anyway, as it was a chance for a reunion and 50th birthday celebrations with some runners we’d met in Nepal, I offered to organise it.

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