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Get back to basics at this clean, comfortable and friendly bunkhouse and its adjoining campsite. Not only is it surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North Pennines, it also boasts its own beautiful patch of woodland and wildflower meadow.

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Rooms: Bunkhouse sleeps 24, also a camp and caravan site.

Bunkhouse: £18 pppn. Campers: £8 pppn. Caravans: £20 per night.

Meals: Self-catered
Open: Year round (except Christmas and New Year)
Address: Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, Nentsberry, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LH
Tel: +44 (0)1434 382486

Why we've chosen Haggs Bank Bunkhouse

This former lead mining forge and shop has been transformed into a warm and welcoming bunkhouse, offering accommodation for up to 24 people. There's a well-equipped kitchen with all the essentials, three spacious bunkrooms and plenty of secure storage for boots, bikes and all your outdoor equipment. The bunkhouse is committed to reducing their impact on the environment and have picked up a Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme for their impressive eco efforts.

What makes it a green accommodation?

  • Bunkhouse has extensive insulation

  • Lighting is provided by LED lights

  • All appliances are A-rated

  • Have a UV spring water supply

  • Greywater is used to flush toilets

  • Toilet paper is made of recycled materials

  • Only natural cleaning products are used

  • All tea, coffee and sugar is Fairtrade

  • Have planted many native trees on site, and work to conserve and encourage wildlife in the surrounding area.



Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, North Pennines, England
Nearest train station: Alston

Directions from station:
Turn right out of the station and walk down Station Road to the bus stop 'Hendersons Garage' (about 7 minutes). From there take the No. 680 bus towards Nenthead for about 7 minutes, and alight at 'Hotel'. From there, Haggs Bank is about a 15 minute walk along the A689 (away from Alston).

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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