Walkers Bunkhouse in Byrness on the Pennine Way


Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View, 2 Otterburn Green, Byrness Village, Northumberland, NE19 1TS

Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse is a former forestry worker’s cottage in the centre of Byrness on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Byrness is situated on the Pennine Way, and popular cycle routes. The bunkhouse is ideal for exploring Northumberland, Kielder Forest and the Scottish Borders. It is perfect for groups, individuals and families. The 9 full sized single beds (not bunks) in 3 bedrooms have high quality mattresses, pillows, full bed linen, curtains and carpets. There is also a Z bed available as an extra that can go in a choice of locations downstairs. There is a large living room with original open fire and central heating. The kitchen has electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery etc. The dining room has another original open fireplace and large pine table to seat up to 10 people. Spruce Cottage is in the heart of Byrness village directly opposite the multi award winning Forest View Inn with its famous real ale bar, food available if booked in advance.

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Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View | Walkers Bunkhouse in Byrness on the Pennine Way


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Rooms & Beds:

10: 1×2, 1×3, 1×4 plus a Z bed.


April to October open to groups and individuals. November to March open to groups only. Opens at 4pm checkout is 9.30am.

Price per night:

Adults from £20. Under 16s £18.


Booking is recommended.

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Colin or Joyce


Spruce Cottage is just off the A68, 4 miles from the Scottish Border, 16 miles south of Jedburgh and 10 miles north of Otterburn.

Public Transport:

Nearest rail station Newcastle upon Tyne (40 miles) then National Express to lay-by 200yds from hostel.

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Forest View Walkers Hostel

Forest View Walkers Hostel

Once a YHA hostel this building is now a walkers Inn, with Spruce Cottage bunkhouse around the corner.

Forest View Inn was once a Youth Hostel.  On the edge of Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and five miles south of the Scottish border on the Pennine way,  the Youth Hostel was opened to cater for Pennine Way walkers.  A few years back it was renamed Forest View Inn, to reflect the B&B style of accommodation and the addition of a tap room serving draft beers to the village.  Spruce Cottage, around the corner, was converted to a bunkhouse to provide bunkhouse style accommodation for walkers and youth hostelers.   From end of February 2017 Spruce Cottage and Forest View will not be part of the YHA, as the Youth Hostel Association seek to cut their ties with the more remote hostels and camping barns.  Don’t be fooled though, Spruce Cottage is not closing.  It will continue to provide accommodation and access to Forest Views bar and company.   Spruce Cottage can be booked via its own website and the Independent Hostel network.  You can find out more about hostels leaving the YHA here.

Sample our range of locally brewed real ales

Sample our range of locally brewed real ales

A heaven on the wildest stretch of the Pennine Way, the Forest View Pubic Bar offers real ale and other drinks for people staying at Spruce Cottage.

Spruce Cottage provides accommodation for walkers on the Pennine Way,  in the same hamlet as  the Forest View Inn.  Spruce Cottage is run by the same people as Forest View Walkers Hostel, now offer  B&B style accommdation, which is also known as  Byrness Youth Hostel.

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