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


  • Rooms & Beds:

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

    All year. Check in from 5pm, check out by 10am.
  • Price per night:

    Beds £15pp. Camp bed loft £12pp. Sole use: 5 bed room £60, family £45, private 10 bed dorm £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, 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. AD122/185 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', has a pub within walking distance and is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the horse B&B page, the IHUK signage page, the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Pennine Way, the North Pennines and the dark sky area.


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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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

Ayeshire calf at Slack House Farm on Hadrian’s Wall

November 26th 2018

Slack House farm not only provides a welcome to walkers on the wall, they also make organic cheese and keep Ayeshire Cattle

After exploring  one of the best preserved sections of  Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll love the warm welcome at Slack House Farm.   It is close to Birdoswald Roman Fort on the Hadrian’s Wall trail and also on the NCN 72 cycle route, so it’s a great base for an overnight stop or a longer exploration of the areas history. The countryside is wild, breathtaking and open, but the welcome at Slack House is warm, easy paced and homely.  Set on a working, cheese-making organic farm and surrounded by the loveliest views.  If you have never tried Raw Milk, don’t turn down the offer, it will be the best milk you have ever tasted.

New calf at Slack House Farm on Hadrians Wall

dog friendly accommodation at Slack House Farm

August 9th 2018

Slack House Farm is a working, organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. We pride ourselves on our bunk barn which is adjacent to the Scypen licensed café and farm shop.

Our barn sleeps up to 18 and the wood pellet fired stove warms the shared area and provides under-floor heating. Cooked breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided upon request. We provide a warm cosy atmosphere that will leave you wanting to come back. We offer clothes washing and self catering facilities, a drying room, a hostel shop, meals available nearby and in the hostel by arrangement, disabled access, private and dormitory rooms, and we welcome your dogs- and we can guarantee you the best price for your area!

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