YHA Langdon Beck

Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 0XN


Stopping for a rest on the Pennine Way? YHA Langdon Beck sits just metres away and makes a cosy base for groups who love the great outdoors. Our highest English location, we’re perfect for geography field trips and offer some great ideas for studying the local environment. Groups can expect tasty home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner, plus a packed lunch for their adventures.

Crowned with solar panels, this remote purpose-built hostel offers a spacious lounge for socialising or study. Our licensed bar sells local bottled beers, ideal for nights socialising around our woodburning stove. With an environmentally-friendly focus, we’re a great place for wildlife lovers.

Whether you’re a field trip learning about our fascinating habitat or a walking group looking to stretch their legs, our magnificent surroundings never fail to delight. Spend a day exploring the North Pennines, Cow Green Nature Reserve, or visiting the breathtaking waterfalls nearby. Or make a splash in the River Tees – the Kingsway Adventure Centre is nearby and offers thrilling watersports.

Why Groups love YHA Langdon Beck

Our highest English location

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer satisfaction based on 49 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 33

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Langdon Beck

YHA Langdon Beck does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Langdon Beck

YHA Langdon Beck does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Luggage store
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 0XN

By car and coach:
The hostel is on B6277, six miles from Middleton in Teesdale.

By bus:
The 73 bus runs from Langdon Beck to Middleton-in-Teesdale, about 10 miles away – please note this bus only runs once a week on a Wednesday.

OS Map: 91
OS Grid Ref: NY860304
Latitude: 54.6692
Longitude: -2.218251
YHA Langdon Beck