Wooler Youth Hostel, 30 Cheviot Street, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6LW

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Wooler Youth Hostel & Shepherd's Huts is set in its own spacious grounds on the edge of the town. It has newly refurbished en suite bedrooms & Shepherd's Hut sleeping cabins, a huge dining and common room, drying facilities and a large self-catering kitchen, making it great for groups & families. There is also a good value restaurant, on site car parking and secure cycle storage. The hostel sleeps up to 54 people. There are en suite rooms sleeping 2,4 and 6 people and rooms with shared bathrooms sleeping 4 and 8 people. There are four Shepherd's hut, three sleeping 2 people and one sleeping 3 people with a double bed and single bed. Wooler has inns, grocery stores and specialist shops, and is an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, the Cheviot Hills (rich in archaeological sites), local castles and fine sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coastline. For walkers there is the long distance St Cuthbert's Way and many shorter walks. For cyclists there are the Wooler cycle hub routes, Pennine Cycleway, the Sandstone Way and many quiet lanes to explore. Nearby there are bridleways perfect for mountain-biking, some of the best bouldering in the UK, riding centres and even a gliding school. Bird watchers can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands and visit the Cheviot Hills. Why not speak to the warden about kayaking/canoeing in the area or book onto one of his guided walks in the area. This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    53: 3x2, 6x4, 1x6, 1x8. Shepherd's huts 3x2, 1x3 (family).
  • Open:

    April-Oct. (Group bookings Nov to March). Reception 8-10am and 5-9pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £20 adult, £15 child. Group discounts available.
  • Booking:

    Booking advised. Always call the hostel in advance of arriving.
  • Directions:

    From the Market Place at the bottom of the high street go up Cheviot Street past The Anchor pub. The hostel is 300 yards up the hill on the right.
  • Public Transport:

    Market Place, 400 yards from the hostel. Arriva Northumbria/Travelsure 464, Border Village 267 from Berwick. Travelsure 470/3 from Alnwick.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups and the present or past youth hostel page.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated


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National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS)

May 2nd 2019

Bronze and Silver Award navigation training dates available based at Wooler Youth Hostel.

The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) was launched in 1994 at the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. Since then over 50,000 people of all ages have gained awards.

The aims of the National Navigation Award Scheme are simple – to give lovers of the outdoors, whatever their sport, age or fitness, the freedom to explore the paths, trails, hills and mountains of Britain and abroad.

There are three main awards – the Bronze National Navigation Award, the Silver National Navigation Award and the Gold National Navigation Award. Progressing through the three awards will take you from being an absolute map and compass novice right through to be an expert navigator at Gold.

The courses are run by Reiver Guiding, fully qualified and insured Mountain Leaders.

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes.

It is also the starting point for many Duke of Edinburgh students, scouts and guides and cadets who are looking to develop their outdoor skills. NNAS Bronze award is accredited by the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 4, and 2 SCQF credit points are awarded on completion. (See FAQs for more)

The syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Basic map interpretation and compass work is also included.
For a full syllabus of the Bronze National Navigation Award Click Here:

2019 Dates available for Bronze Award:

8th -9th June (£140 with *accomodation, £120 without accomodation)
10th-11th August (£140 with *accomodation, £120 without accomodation)
To make a booking please contact us by clicking here

*Please check at time of booking if accommodation is available for particular date.

The Silver National Navigation Award develops the navigation skills acquired at the Bronze level. It adds skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. It teaches accurate compass work. It will also teach you to select the suitable navigational techniques to cross open country.

Silver National Navigation Award courses are taught in areas with access to open country and involve periods where you’ll be navigating away from paths and tracks.
For the full syllabus of the Silver National Navigation Award click here:

2019 Dates available for Silver Award:

20th – 21st July (£140 with *accomodation, £120 without accomodation)
17th-18th August (£140 with *accomodation, £120 without accomodation)
To make a booking please contact us by clicking here

*Please check at time of booking if accommodation is available for particular date.

Please contact us for any info on the course or how to book.


Wooler Hostel (Youth Groups)

July 2nd 2018

Wooler Youth Hostel is situated ideally for groups on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and close to the dramatic North East Coast.


Amazing Northumberland

June 27th 2017

Dramatic history, fortified towns, stunning moors and canoeing !

Dramatic and facilitating, the area around the English-Scottish border is a land of dramatic history, fortified towns and stunning moors.  Surprisingly it is also a great place for a canoeing trip.  The waterways of northern Northumberland feel like Wind in the Willows territory, perfect for messing about on the river. The River Till rises to the east of the Cheviots and drains much of the east and northern flanks of the mountain range. It’s the only English tributary of the Tweed River.

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