Wooler Youth Hostel, 30 Cheviot Street, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6LW
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OverviewWooler 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.
Beds & Rooms:53: 3x2, 6x4, 1x6, 1x8. Shepherd's huts 3x2, 1x3 (family).
Open:March-Oct. (Group bookings Nov to Feb). Reception 8-10am & 5-9pm.
Price per night:From £22 adult, £20 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 Walks
This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Sandstone Way, the map of accommodation for school groups and the present or past youth hostel page.
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Are you planning a School residential?
September 10th 2019
With beds for 53 people, full catering and so much history, geology and outdoor activities on our doorstep Wooler Youth Hostel is ideal for ALL stages of Education.
Wooler Hostel is perfectly situated for your school residential trip. We can offer an assortment of activities that are suitable across all Key Stages, and a food and drink menu that will suit the ages and purpose of your groups. Primary, Middle, and Senior Schools are all welcome at the Hostel, and can guarantee an adventurous and energetic time in Northumberland, from canoeing to archaeology and walking to bouldering there are a range of activities on offer just a stone’s throw from the hostel. Leap through the fountains at Alnwick Garden, and visit the seals and puffins on the Farne Island boat trips. Not forgetting the broomstick flying lessons at Alnwick Castle; become Harry Potter in one afternoon!
This is why we have school groups who have been coming here for over a decade and have pre booked a couple of years in advance. !
The Farne Islands- One of Wooler Youth Hostels most popular guest destinations
September 8th 2019
Scattered a couple of miles off the Northumberland coast, this cluster of islands was declared by broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best.
Keep your eyes peeled for a huge colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals, one of the largest groups in England, with around 1000 pups born each Autumn.
On one of the boat tours sailing from Seahouses you will be able to land on one of the islands ( Inner Farne, Staple Island, and Longstone)The birdlife is something to behold, with Arctic Terns swooping from above their nests to protect their young.
Throughout the year you will also see birds like razorbills, guillemots, eider ducks and colourful puffins.
The Farne Islands were also home to St Cuthbert (See also the National hiking trail named after him) who spent over 10 years living as a hermit on Inner Farne having moved to the island in 676 and died here in 687.
The Islands are owned and managed by the National Trust.
Planning the next days adventure in The Cheviots
September 6th 2019
Wooler is one of 24 hostels which are part of both the YHA and Independent Hostel networks. Independently owned and run but affiliating to the YHA marketing, Wooler Hostel continues to provide a great base for adventurers of all ages.
Wooler Youth Hostel has 53 beds across 11 rooms in the main hostel and 4 shepherd’s hut sleeping 2 or 3. So there’s something for everybody.