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

Call Dianne Horn on 01697 747351 Mob: 07900 472342


Slack 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

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 1x10, 1x5, 1x3 (family)
  • Open:

    All year. Check in from 5pm (4pm GMT), check out by 10am.
  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the page of accommodation near Castles, the Settle to Carlisle railway, the horse B&B page, the IHUK signage page, the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Pennine Way and the North Pennines.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
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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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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News & Offers from Slack House Farm

Slack House Farm. CLOSED until FURTHER NOTICE

March 20th 2020

The Barn at Slack House Farm is closed until further notice, when COVID is no longer regarded a threat.

Slack House Farm Bunkbarn
Late Availability

Aurora Borealis over Slack House Farm

November 27th 2018

In the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the skies above Hadrian’s wall are the best in England for enjoying the heavens.

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park  was recognised in 2013 and become Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.

Slack House Farm provides warm accommodation all year round right at the heart of the Dark Sky Park with beds from £15 per person.


Aurora over Slacke House Farm in Northumberland

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