North Pennines: Bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
north pennines bunkhouses hostels

The North Pennines is an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and a UNESCO Global Geopark. Covering much of County Durham as well as large parts of Cumbria and Northumberland. Known as the Roof of England it is an area of undiscovered beauty, due to its elevated position and vast open skies, the area offers some of the best cycling and walking territory that the country has to offer. Nestled between the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland, the North Pennines is easily accessible for anyone wanting to explore the great outdoors.

North Pennine bunkhouses & hostels
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    Allendale Bunkhouse

    The Allendale Bunkhouse was completely refurbished and thoroughly modernised in 2014. It sits on the market square overlooking the hustle and bustle of this small countryside town and the fells and river beyond. An oasis for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, families, groups of friends and youth & school groups alike. Book a bunk, a room, a floor (up to 18) or the whole bunkhouse (up to 38). Allendale is well served with tea rooms, the Forge art gallery & café, a quirky gift shop, pharmacy, and three wonderful country pubs, all serving food.

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    Slack House Farm

    Slack House Farm is an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The bunkbarn is next to Gladje in the Scypen café and farm shop (Birdoswald cheese is made on-site). The bunkbarn is warm and cosy and has basic self-catering facilities. Breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided.

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    Mill Cottage Bunkhouse

    Close to the historic Nenthead mines in the centre of the North Pennines AONB, Mill Cottage sleeps 6 in an upstairs bunkroom. Each bunk has blinds for privacy and an internal light & shelf. Downstairs is a small well equipped kitchen and a sitting/dining room. Help yourself to the continental breakfast provided or purchase a Full English for £4. The Miner’s Arms pub is great for evening meals (please book ahead). On the C2C cycle route in the outstanding countryside of the Roof Of England, perfect for cyclists and walkers alike.

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    Greenhead Hostel

    Situated in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian’s Wall, the hostel is ideal for walking the Pennine Way or The Wall or for exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. It boasts a newly refurbished self-catering kitchen (big enough for large groups). The flexible accommodation can be booked by the bed, the room or for sole use. The hostel is run by Greenhead Hotel (over the road).

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    Alston Youth Hostel

    On the very eastern edge of Cumbria, nestled in the North Pennines and within the historic town of Alston, is Alston Youth Hostel. Not only is the hostel about halfway on the very popular Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route but it is also located directly on the Pennine Way! You’ll receive a warm welcome (as warm as our large drying room!!) and hopefully see the resident red squirrels!

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  • Profile picture of Houghton North Farm Accommodation

    Houghton North Farm Accommodation

    Houghton North Farm, partly built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall is in the beautiful Northumberland countryside right on the Hadrian’s Wall trial 15 miles from the start. This spacious new build is perfect for groups, individuals or families. The bunkrooms are located around the central courtyard. There is a self-catering kitchen (continental breakfast included). The TV lounge has a log fire and WiFi. Long-term parking, baggage transfer and packed lunches are available on request.

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    Ninebanks Youth Hostel

    Book a bed, a room, or the whole hostel! Ninebanks 4* hostel, an 18th century cottage, has en suite bedrooms, a sitting room with log-burner, a spacious dining room and a stunning rural location. There are now two new self-catering high quality chalets; 1 double & 1 family/double, fully self-contained and separate from the hostel. Dogs welcome with prior notice on sole use or in the chalets.

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  • Profile picture of Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    In the stunning North Pennines AONB, “England’s last wilderness,” perfect for lovers of the great outdoors such as walkers and cyclists. Isaac’s Tea Trail passes through the site; directly on the C2C and with bicycle hire (including electric bikes) available nearby. Pre booked breakfast and evening meals can be provided for larger groups. The camp-site has tiered pitches to enhance the views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups available in the car park.

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    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel

    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is on a working hill farm near Once Brewed on Hadrian’s Wall and close to the Pennine Way. Designed to reduce energy consumption it is centrally heated throughout. Comprising 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable communal area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. Ideal for families who can book a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome.

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    Barrington Bunkhouse

    Situated in the peaceful village of Rookhope, Weardale, Barrington Bunkhouse accommodates 15 people. There’s room for 13 in the bunkhouse, whilst the adjacent caravan sleeps two. Camping space is also available. The kitchen is equipped with two toasters, a kettle, a microwave, and a fridge, whilst The Rookhope Inn serves fine food and good drinks and is located just next door. All are welcome; cyclists, alkers and family groups.

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  • Profile picture of Edmundbyers YHA at Low House Haven

    Edmundbyers YHA at Low House Haven

    Edmunbyers hostel lies in moorland, close to the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, with fine views and just two miles from Derwent Reservoir, for sailing and fishing. Ideal for walking holidays, it’s also on the Coast to Coast cycle route and is close to Hadrians Wall and the Beamish outdoor museum. Cosy and comfortable with optional home cooked evening meals and breakfasts.

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