The Bunkroom

Covid notice: We are now taking bunkroom bookings again. While current Covid restrictions remain in place, we are limiting occupancy to a maximum of five persons who must all be part of the same group. The first booking we receive for a particular day ensures exclusive use of the bunkroom - we will not take any further bookings for that day.

Bookings for 1 or 2 persons can be done online below. For bookings of 3 to 5 persons, please contact the bookings secretary. Extra Covid cleaning obliges us to make a minimum fixed charge of £30 which covers up to two persons. Just select 1 unit for 1 adult when booking online even if there's two of you - you'll still be able to hire bedding two persons if required. You'll have the bunkroom to yourself or yourselves!

Garrigill Village Hall Bunkroom is a great place for an overnight stopover for walkers and cyclists, especially if you're doing the Pennine Way or the C2C cycle route. With free wifi, our cosy upstairs bunkroom provides a welcoming retreat after a tiring but fulfilling day's activity on the Pennine fells. There are two comfy sofas on which to relax (one converts to a double bed) and eight single bunk beds and you can hire bedding if you're not bringing your own. For larger groups, 12 camp beds are also available in the main hall without the bedding hire option.

Bunkroom charges per overnight stay (from 4.00pm to 10.00am) : £15 per person per night. Bedding hire (if required) : £5 per person per stay. Camp beds in the main hall : £10 per person per night (no bedding hire available).

Our charge includes shared use of the well-equipped kitchen, showers and toilets. There's a spin dryer, dehumidifier and hanging rails in the drying room for drying wet kit overnight. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept off the camping field which adjoins a children's playground. For a safe and enjoyable stay, do please read our Overnight Fire Precautions and Bunkroom User Guide - and in summer months don't forget your midge repellent!


It's simplest if you book and pay online. Larger groups requiring use of the main hall camp beds should book through the bookings secretary. If you're an organised youth group such as a school or DofE organisation, discounts are available (ask for the promo code) and we can invoice you if preferred.

To change your booking or enquire about exclusive use of the bunkroom or have any booking queries, our bookings secretary will be pleased to assist. To cancel your booking for a full refund, please tell our bookings secretary at the earliest opportunity and at latest the day before you are booked to arrive.

Where to dine

The bunkroom has a large dining table if you're self-catering using our kitchen facilities. The village post office stores stocks fresh and packaged food and drinks. If you'll be arriving outside opening hours, you may be able to place a grocery order in advance - phone 01434 381257 to enquire. Our village pub the George & Dragon remains closed at present pending a planned major makeover. Covid restrictions permitting, Alan our local taxi operator may be around to whisk you off to the MIners Arms in neighbouring Nenthead or the several pubs and restaurants in the metropolis of Alston, four miles down the road. Phone Alan on 01434-381644; evenings and weekends: 01434-381761; mobile: 07957 901562. If unavailable, try Alston Taxis: 01434-381386 mobile: 07990 593855. It's advisable to check availability before your visit.

What do our guests say?

Great set up, enjoyed our stay here and appreciated the facilities, especially being able to make a hot cup of tea (RD)

Lovely facility for the village and hikers (AB)

Brilliant facility (WS)

Great option for the night (DS)

Thanks guys, you have a really nice village and we hope to get back over this way sometime (DE)

A lovely dry and warm shelter from the rain (JS)

Was looked after from the moment I entered the village looking like a drowned rat. 10/10 - you are all a credit to this county (SA)

My everlasting gratitude - excellent bunk house, great facilities (SG)

What a fantastic set up. The drying room amazing life saver (P&AC)

This is a wonderful facility. Thanks (JE)

Great stay in a great place, thank you. Much better than expected as a village hall (C&JW)

Fabulous place to stay, lovely and cosy. Will definitely recommend to other like-minded groups (EB Scout Group)