Beach campsites near Newcastleton with campfires

Just a few miles from the border, the hills and forest around Newcastleton are a top draw for cyclists.

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9 top beach campsites near Newcastleton with campfires

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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

47 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Moss Side Farm Campsite

33 units · Tents4 acres · Cumbria, North West England
Small-scale farm camping in the South Lakes, with campfires, wildlife and fine views
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Woodman's Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the picturesque South Lakes
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Doxford Farm Camping

7 units · Glamping1 acre · Northumberland, England
Rustic-chic glamping pods near the sandy beaches of the Northumberland Coast
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Harvest Moon Holidays Beach Cabins

7 units · Glamping4 acres · Nr Dunbar, Scotland
A beachside glamping paradise less than an hour from Edinburgh
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Middlemoor Farm Holidays

2 units · Glamping1000 acres · Alnwick, England
Bracken, one of our two dog friendly pods, kingsize bed, toilet and shower, hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle. Enclosed outdoor space with fire pit, bbq and Log fired hottub to relax in and enjoy the views down to the coast. A ten minute drive to the fabulous Northumberland coastline and pretty villages and Castles, ten minute drive also to Alnwick Gardens and Lilidorei.
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Beach campsites near Newcastleton with campfires guide

Overview

Nestled in the valley of Liddesdale, the pretty village of Newcastleton is a gateway to the Scottish Borders. Surrounded by rolling hills, the area provides a wide range of recreational activities including walking, horse riding and cycling—the town is Scotland’s first bicycle friendly village and is home to the 7stanes mountain biking centre. Experienced cyclists can follow the Cross Border trail to English-Scottish border. Those with an interest in history can also learn about local history at the Heritage Centre and explore the remains of the 13th-century Hermitage Castle on moorland north of town. 

Where to go

In Town

Attractions in the centre of town include the Rock UK adventure sports centre and Newcastleton Golf Course. Also in the centre is the Lidalia Touring Caravan Park, where all pitches are hard-standing, with some set around duck ponds and others are by the wooded hillside, which is filled with red squirrels and birds including pheasants.

Kielder Forest

Just over the English border, and a 20-minute drive from Newcastleton, Kielder Forest is a playground for cyclists and walkers, a haven for wildlife and home to the best dark skies in England. Kielder Village Camping and Caravan Site enjoys a quiet forest location, close to the Kielder Observatory.

Gretna Green

A 30-minute drive west of Newcastleton, the small border village of Gretna Green is famed as the UK’s marriage capital thanks to the days when young English couples would elope to marry in Scotland. A few minutes from the village, King Robert the Bruce’s Cave Caravan and Camp  is set on the Cove Estate, 14th-century refuge of Robert the Bruce.

When to go

With its mild climate, Newcasteton and the surrounding Scottish Borders region is a year-round destination, but best experienced in the summer when daylight hours are long, the sun is (with luck) shining and the calendar is filled with activities. The year’s highlights include the Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival and the Common Riding, a spectacle of horsemanship and pageantry, both of which take place in July. If visiting at this time, booking your site in advance is recommended.

Know before you go

  • Not all sites in the area open year-round: check opening dates before travelling.
  • Wild camping is legal throughout most of Scotland but illegal just over the border in England.
  • While you can get around by using public buses, having your own transport offers more flexibility. The closest train station is in Gretna Green, which is 20 miles (32 kilometres) away.

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