Once a YHA hostel this building is now a walkers Inn, with Spruce Cottage bunkhouse around the corner.
Forest View Inn was once Byrness 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.