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  • Almost Forgotten

    An evening talk bChris Davies on the Aviation accidents in the Cheviot Hills. (Free for Hostel Residents)
    Guided Walk by Reiver Guiding of the sites (£15pp)
    2nd June – 3rd June 2018
    Chris Davies has agreed to come along to the Wooler Youth Hostel on the 2nd June at 7:30pm and give a talk on the events leading up to these tragic accidents and also what happened in the aftermath. 
    The next Day (Sunday 3rd June) Reiver Guiding (Based at the Hostel) in conjunction with Lone Tree Hill Outdoor experience will be hosting a guided walk (approx. 10 miles) to visit these sites on the Cheviot.

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  • Group Discounts

    Wooler is an ideal base for those looking for good value, comfortable accommodation with easy access to walking, cycling and outdoor sporting activities and events. North Northumberland and the Cheviots are fast becoming one of the most popular places in the UK for outdoor events, and we already host two trail races, Trail Outlaws Wooler Trail Marathon and the 63 year old Chevy Chase. Please contact us to find out what we can do for you.  Group discounts are available.




Welcome to Wooler Hostel and Shepherds' Huts

Wooler Hostel and Shepherds' Huts offer a traditional Hostelling experience with a truly northern welcome. Good value accommodation suitable for single travellers, families, and large groups looking to stay in North Northumberland. Guests can enjoy a stay in one of the newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms in the hostel or in one of the traditional and distinctive Shepherds' Huts- which capture the true spirit of the Northumbrian countryside. 

In an enviable rural location on the edge of Northumberland National Park with panoramic views across Glendale,  the Hostel is one of the area's most understated places to stay with access to the hills and countryside of North Northumberland and the National Park on your doorstep. The Park enjoys official 'Dark Sky Status' and visitors to Wooler during the winter months are rewarded generously with some of the deepest darkest skies.

Marvel at the historical, geological and natural environment of The Cheviot Hills and Glendale while out walking or cycling, before returning to the hostel to recall your adventure around the fire.

Guests can access countless short walks in the local area, and longer walks into the Cheviot Hills.
If you would like to explore the area, why not speak to Karl or Cindy and they can  share some of their vast knowledge of the local countryside. Karl is a qualified Mountain Leader and can take you away from the crowds and show you secret places, places steaped in folklore and history. He runs a guided walking company Reiver Guiding and regulary takes out groups into the hills of Northumberland and further a field. 

Anything from kayaking, navigation training, climbing, coasteering or wildlife walks on the coast it can all be booked directly from the Hostel. 

Cyclists have access to limitless terrain, from Wooler - the home of the Wooler Cycle Hub- with 7 routes radiating from the centre of Glendale. And for the serious cyclists, there is the Wooler Wheel sportive to tackle.


If you have booked through the YHA, then you will need to cancel through the YHA.


  • "My daughter and I stayed at Wooler recently and thought it was wonderful. The kitchen and bathrooms were sparkling, the people helpful and friendly and best of all, we stayed in one of their new shepherd's huts!" Catherine

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