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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Slack House Farm | Hostel Bunk Barn on Hadrians Wall

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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 horse B&B page, the IHUK signage page, the Hadrians Wall National Trail, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk, the Pennine Way and the North Pennines.

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