Barrington Bunkhouse goes above and beyond for C2C cyclists

Barrington Bunkhouse, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Being on The Weardale Way and Pennine Journey, and directly on the cycling Coast to Coast cycle route, the bunkhouse is located in perfect walking country.The bunkhouse provides a relaxing and personal environment as there are 15 beds in total and space for camping if that is more your style.

“Val’s independent hostel in Rookhope, Weardale, is a brilliant stop for cyclists on the C2C. I arrived there late afternoon, thinking of camping (Val offers space for that too), but saw the beautiful, huge interior of the bunkhouse. It had comfy beds lining the walls and enormous inviting sofas around a low table in the middle and the tent idea was dropped.

Val is a great host and looked after me like an old friend. She put my bike in the safe-covered lockup and invited me to tea and toast in the help-yourself kitchen – with peanut butter! (Anyone packing a bike for the C2C knows how hard it is to carry a heavy jar of anything!) This Pennine section of the C2C is quite thin on little shops for daily groceries so Val’s supplies were so welcome.

I was all set up for the last big climb then the 32 miles of downhill to the East coast the next day – after a great night out with Val and her daughter at the ladies’ darts night in nearby Stanhope.

I highly recommend this great little independent hostel.”

The Rookhope Inn is next door to the bunkhouse and can provide refreshing pints and substantial meals for cycists and walkers who are passing through. And breakfast is included in the price of the hostel – the perfect preparation for cyclists tackling the Coast to Coast (C2C) route and walkers embarking on The Pennine Journey or The Weardale Way

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