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Special Offers

  • Special Offers

    Book between 26.4.17 and 5.5.17 to receive 10% discount on all stays arriving in May 2017.
    Bookings must be made directly with Hostel Manager Mick. Tel: 01668 281365 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • School Group Offers

    Do you run after school clubs? Or maybe you help organise school trips? Then let us help. With our brilliant facilities, spectacular scenery, and with a whole host of activities on your doorstep.

     For every 10 child places, you get 1 FREE, fully catered.

    Valid for bookings arriving between October 2017 - March 2018.



Things To Do

Things To Do

Tucked in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills Wooler Hostel is in the perfect location for those keen to walk, cycle, and explore the hills of Glendale, and the castles and coastline of Northumberland.

Letting Off Steam

An evening of entertaining rhythms, rhyming and ranting from three of the North’s top female wordsmiths.

Union Jill’s soaring songs and Kate Fox’s sharp satire are knitted together with a big, warm helping of down to earth Yorkshire daftness. Letting off Steam is having a rant about the things that are wrong and celebrating the things that make life better.
Date: Thursday 6th April
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Cheviot Centre, Wooler
Box Office: Contact Rachel Sinton at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler:
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Easter Baking at Heatherslaw Cornmill

Date: Mon-Wedfrom 3rd-19th April, 11:30-2:30 pm
Venue: Heatherslaw Corn Mill
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Join the Dough Zone... young bakers are invited to come along and to try their hand at making hot cross buns... mum and dad can join it too if they wish!

Whilst your buns are proving and baking tour the mill, see the process from grain to flour, watch the giant waterwheel turn and see if you can use the sack hoist. There's a Junior Miller Quiz and a Mill Mouse Trail, and a Victorian Cottage with dressing up clothes for all ages - so plenty to keep the whole family amused. Share your experience - why not take some photos and post them on our Facebook page!

Baking sessions at 11.30am and 2.30pm; free with normal admission. Pre-booking recommended although not essential.

Date: April 16, 10:00 am-April 17, 5:00 pm
Venue: At Ford & Etal Estates
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Lots to see and do over Easter weekend and during the Easter Holidays!

  • Easter Quiz for kids around Etal village on Easter Sunday & Monday – pick up quiz sheets from the Lavender Tearooms and return completed to win a Cream Egg.
  • Lavender Tearooms & Shop decorated in a Mad Hatter’s theme, with staff in costume on Easter Sunday and Monday and Easter treats in the Tearoom.
  • Pop-up Market in Etal Village Hall, Easter Sunday 11am-3pm.
  • Etal Castle - kids’ quiz around the castle with chocolate treats for completed quizzes (admission charges apply).
  • Heatherslaw Light Railway - Railway passengers’ bunny hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday (admission charges apply).
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party display and ticket office decorated in Easter theme. Bric-a-brac table (Easter Monday) in aid of Air Ambulance.
  • Enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, with chocolate treats for children.
    Heatherslaw Cornmill, Gift Shop and Visitor Centre - Mad Hatter theme and staff in costume, Easter Sunday and Monday; also Easter Quiz for kids around the site (outdoors ) with chocolate treats as prizes. Every Monday – Wednesday between 3rd and 19th April make and bake hot cross buns in the Mill (admission charges apply; pre-booking required).
  • Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre - Easter Farmers’ Market, Easter Sunday and Monday 10am-4pm. Demonstrations over the weekend – visit for more information
  • Lady Waterford Hall - Easter Crafts including egg painting, bookmark cross stitching, Easter colouring pictures, Easter card making, Easter activity sheets (Good Friday 14th April-Friday21st April inclusive)
  • The Estate House in Ford - Easter Quiz for kids in the gardens, Easter Sunday and Monday – chocolate treats as prizes

Canoeing Taster Sessions

Date: April 5, 12 & 19 10:00 --3:00 pm
Venue: Ford & Etal Estates
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 07941 450 064
Morning Session: a trip from Ford to Etal - some previous experience required.
Afternoon Session: a static session at Etal - suitable for complete beginners upwards.
Cost: £99 for a family of four (based on two adults and two children aged 8-15 years).

Minimum age 8 years. Booking in advance essential, via website, email or Facebook Messenger. Phone calls evenings only, 5.30-6.30pm.

Etal Live Music - Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Date: April 08, 7:30 pm
Venue: Etal Village Hall
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Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK Acoustic/Folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy... and a very special evening of music.
All music events include a bar, and tickets are priced £12
Payment Options: cash or cheque by calling at 22 Etal Village or Taylor and Green’s furniture workshop at the riverside in Etal Village, or by mail: Steve Taylor 22 Etal Village Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TW.

Farmers Market
Date: April 16, 10:00-4:00 pm
Venue: Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre
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Shop local at this traditional farmers market, held every third Sunday in the month throughout the year, culminating with a Christmas Farmers Market on 17th December. Locally produced food and crafts on sale - and enjoy a stroll round the stables whilst visiting.

Wooler Wheel Borderlands 30/60/100/170- Saturday 13th May 2017

Launched in 2014 with four routes of different lengths for all abilities taking in North Northumberland and crossing the border into Scotland.

The Borderlands, where the unique met the unusual – a unique challenge and an unusual venue. It was also the first for a British Cycling backed junior specific sportive.

The routes all start and finish at the spacious Harrison & Hetherington Livestock Mart and wend their way through North Northumberland and Scottish Borders, skirting the Northumberland National Park and the high Cheviots.  The landscape is in the main hilly with several steep ascents (and descents), but on the Milfield Plain (the flattish flood plain of the River Till) and alongside the River Tweed, the topography is fairly level.

Wooler Wheel Classic- Saturday 7th October 2017

The original and still a firm favourite. All in Northumberland with nominal distances of 100 and 50km.

Starting and finishing in Wooler, Gateway to The Cheviots, The Wooler Wheel takes you on a circular tour through stunning scenery and challenging climbs. A cycle ride to be remembered through 8,000 years of history within beautiful Glendale, North Northumberland.

A great introduction for first time sportivers, but still demanding rides for experienced cyclists.  A perfect way to wind down the season for elite cyclists.

Visit the Wooler Wheel website for more information and to signup


1 February-31 October, Salmon
22 March- 30 September, Brown Trout
3 April- 31 October, Sea Trout
The nearest lake holding stocked fish is Caistron
*Coarse fishing closed season between 15 March & 15 June

  • Some of the finest Bouldering in the UK is available at Bowden Doors and Kyloe Woods.
  • Riding centres nearby offer pony trekking.
  • The local gliding club gives training, and a bird's eye view of Glendale.

Prehistoric Rock Carving; Romans, Towers and Castles; Hills, Forts and Fells; Border Rievers, and Rievers' Trails; Belting Beaches, Broad Skies and Vistas; Long Distance Ways and Battlefield Walks.

Search the local hills for cup and ring markings, bronze age farms and forts. Archaeology extends to the twentieth century, with local defences and the often touching remains of wartime.

For those more inclined to country houses, Cragside, a Victorian house owned by the famous inventor Lord Armstrong, provides an opportunity to see ingenious gadgets, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, and the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.

It's a paradise for birds, with puffin sanctuaries in the Farne Islands, and soaring buzzards and occasional Bill Oddie in the Cheviots.

There are even more activities to be found inland. The market town of Alnwick offers Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, and famous filming location of the Harry Potter films. Learn how to fly with broomstick lessons hosted by Hogwarts Professors in the courtyard, and test your nerve by visiting the dungeons beneath the ancient fortress.

Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum in Alnwick are a delight for garden lovers, and offer a variety of unusual plants throughout the seasons. Families can also enjoy the woodland walks on Howick's seasonal "Family Challenge", where they can spot red squirrels, ducks, swans and herons along the way. Relax in the Earl Grey Tea House afterwards, and learn about the Grey family seat of Howick.

If you haven't had your fill of gardens, one of the jewels in Northumberland's crown is The Alnwick Garden. Founded and nurtured by the Duchess of Northumberland, the gardens are a wonderful combination of family fun, and serene tranquility. Enjoy the Grand Cascade water fountain, marvel at the Poison Garden, and explore one of the world's largest tree houses; there is plenty to entertain all ages.