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.


  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks St Cuthbert's Way Sand Stone Way
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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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A pilgrims journey along the 62 mile route of St Cuthbert’s Way

January 27th 2021

Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts is just one of the great places to stay on your cross border pilgrimage.

Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.

As one of the owners of Wooler Youth Hostel and also a qualified walk leader, I have spent many hours either giving advice to the many guests that stay with us during their trip or leading them on some of the sections of the walk.

It truly has something to offer everyone in terms of scenery and locations.

An ever changing variety of scenery and spectacular views;
A truly memorable finish along a causeway exposed only at low tide;
Something of interest for everyone, including historical and cultural interest;
The route which can easily be completed in 4-6 days without requiring a lot of training or high fitness levels;
Baggage transfer services
Rock art and the famous St Cuthbert’s Cave
Castles and Abbeys
Beautiful Rivers (Great Wild swimming spots!)
Accommodation to suit all along the route
Cheviot Hills

Here at the hostel we can store your luggage whilst you enjoy your day, before checking in grabbing a shower, refreshments and putting your feet up whilst you plan the next day’s journey.


Looking for a great value adventure holiday? Come to Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds Huts

January 8th 2021

Handcrafted outdoor activity holidays don’t come much easier than at Wooler Youth Hostel. With so many different activities available, you will be spoilt for choice.

Activity breaks in Northumberland that won’t break the bank.

You’ll find something for all ages & abilities. Activities that will challenge, inspire, rejuvenate and relax. On land or in the sea, with instructors or organised by yourself, there will be something for all budgets.

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Outdoor Adventures in Northumberland

January 5th 2021

From April 2021 Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts will be working in partnership with water based activity provider Adventure Northumberland.

We are really excited to announce that as well as the usual guided walks and navigation training, you now have the chance to book some water based outdoor activities.  You can book these along with your accommodation to make your own complete holiday plan.

From Spring 2021 we will be working in partnership with Adventure Northumberland the areas premier provider of water sports on the Northumberland Coast. .

Paddling with Seals
Paddleboard hire

Book both your adventures AND accommodation through our website.

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