Desolate, dramatic and at times dazzling, the area around the English-Scottish border is a land of dormant volcanoes, fortified towns, vast saltmarshes and some rather horrid history. National Geographic Traveller have visited our beautiful county:
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.
After a day exploring the Cheviots what could be better than coming back to your own cosy hideout in the hills? The Shepherds of a previous generation spent lambing time in wheeled huts out with their flocks. These cosy mobile shelters were towed by horses into the hills and fells. As part of a recent investment and refurbishment programme we have added a little romance to the hostel by installing four brand new Shepherds' huts, in the grounds.
Similar to a Romany caravan, with a curved roof and cast iron wheels, they mimic the mobile huts that once dotted the Northumbrian Hills from the mid 18th-19th century.