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YHA Herding Hill Farm
Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW

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    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

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Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Good public transport links
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Luggage store
  • Meals available
  • Near airport
  • Near bus stop
  • Near ferry port
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shop
  • Suitable for families
  • Tourist information
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • Weddings
  • Parking
  • Near train station
  • 24 hour access
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En suite rooms available
  • Great location
  • Excellent transport links
  • Camping and cabins
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Need to Know

Reception Times

Holiday lodge from 4pm
All other accommodation from 2pm


Caravan and camping - 11am
All other accommodation - 10am

Open every day?


24 hour access


Towels and toiletries

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit)


One car per pitch for camping and caravans. A small car park is available for the Belle Tents and Tentipis which can also accommodate a small number of vehicles or vans for the bunkhouse.


Pets are welcome in all of the accommodation apart from the lodge, bunkhouse, Belle Tents and Tentipis. Assistance dogs are welcome in all accommodation.

Payment accepted online:


Payment accepted at property:



Herding Hill Farm is an affiliate of YHA and therefore may operate differently to a YHA Youth Hostel. You will not be able to use your YHA membership when booking this accommodation.

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Maps & Directions


Herding Hill Farm, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW

How to get here

By car: Take the A69 to Haltwhistle. Look out for the brown Herding Hill Campsite tourist signs. As you leave the A69, you will find Shield Hill about 200 yards on your right.

By train: There is a train station in Haltwhistle which is on the South Tyne Valley line between Newcastle and Carlisle.

By public transport: The AD122 bus runs between Newcastle and Carlisle and stops right at the campsite gates. A range of fares and tickets are available and, when you buy a Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus ticket, all proceeds go directly to operate this invaluable AD122 bus service.

By caravan or motorhome: If you are towing a caravan, please do not follow Sat Nav systems as this may take you up Shield Hill from Haltwhistle which is extremely steep.

If you are travelling from the east on the A69, take the A68 north and then take the B6318 towards Chollerford. You will see our brown tourist signs at the Milecastle Inn which you should then follow.

If you are travelling from the west on the A69, take the Greenhead turn off and head along the B6318. You will see our brown tourist signs at the Milecastle Inn which you should then follow.

Contact Information

Hostel: 0800 0191 700 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)
Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: NY713653
OS Grid ref:
Longitude: -2.449446
Latitude: 54.981676

Tourist Information

Tourist Office:


Up until just six years ago Herding Hill Farm was a working mixed sheep and beef family run farm specialising in rare breeds such as Shropshire lamb and Dexter beef. The building which houses the reception and bunkhouse used to be a farm shop and café and was built to resemble a traditional stone stable block and byre.

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