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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.



Hostel History

Wooler is a former Land Army Girls' hostel, built during WWII, and the wartime spirit still survives. In those days, it was "dig for victory". Today we're still into "Keep Calm and Carry On" so visitors will find peace after walks in the country has replaced working the land.

The land girls who stayed here are not forgotten. Their names, pictures and stories live on through interpretation boards within the building.

In 1943, Wooler Hostel was purpose-built to accommodate the Land Army Girls. According to the Women's Land Army magazine, Wooler was one of nineteen hostels opened that year, about half of which were purpose-built.

It was managed by the Young Men's Christian Association until 1946, when county officers took over.

It became a YHA hostel in the Fifties, and when threatened with closure and demolition in the Noughties, it was rescued by the Glendale Gateway Trust who operated it until March 2018.

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