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Hadrian’s Wall Campsite

· Northumberland, Northumberland, England
4 acres hosted by Tracy And Steve M.
3 glamping pitches
Best in North East England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Less than a mile away from Hadrian’s Wall

The 82 miles of Emperor Hadrian’s monumental, Pict-proof stone wall is Northumberland’s most famous landmark. Though its military barracks are in ruins, the historical structures remain impressively atmospheric. It’s easy to imagine how the soldiers must have felt, keeping watch at the very outpost of the civilised world. By day scanning a horizon of rolling hummocks and wind blown heathland, by night using the light of the moon in a sky that, to this day, remains one of the darkest spots in Europe. The wall is now a World Heritage Site, but you can still camp just a mile or so from one of the most complete and dramatic sections at Hadrian’s Wall Campsite.

The site is terraced on four levels, each commanding amazing views over open country side and to the wall itself. In the summer months, an extra ‘wild camping’ field is opened up, with oodles of space for large families and campfires by arrangement. Weary backpackers can also rejoice: there’s a strip dedicated entirely to your aching bones – no need to book, just stagger up on the day – with a handy cook house to help speed the post-walk meal along. The campsite is well located for rambles along Hadrian’s Wall Path, an 84-mile National Trail shadowing the line of the wall. Your hosts will even arrange transport to or from your start/finish points, leaving you free to enjoy your linear walk and the wall.

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10 Ratings · 12 reviews
Hellen C.recommends
August 30, 2023
Countryside 5m bell tent
Bell tent stay
Wonderful place with friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely go again. Bell tent and facilities provided were great
Dean H.recommends
June 20, 2023
Countryside 5m bell tent
Welcoming, kind and a beautiful campsite and an amazing location. Would recommend!
Sam C.recommends
June 18, 2023
Countryside 5m bell tent
Wonderful camp site right next to everything you could want for a few nights, excellent facilities and super helpful staff. We will absolutely be returning!
Laura H.recommends
September 18, 2022
Countryside 4m bell tent
Perfect location and beautiful site
The bell tent was absolutely amazing for a few nights with the cosy wood burning stove in the cold nights, and the mobile kitchen made all the difference. The site is beautiful and the facilities are really well maintained. Finally it's in a great location with only 15 minute walk to the wall and easy walking distance to two great pubs, particularly the Twice Brewed Inn which brews its own beers and is really worth a visit.
Lindie M.recommends
September 7, 2022
Countryside 4m bell tent
Beautiful campsite
We loved is so much we stayed and extra night. We had everything we needed including a little wood burning stove inside the tent. The campsite is well located for walks, very scenic, clean and well organised. The tent itself is perfect, comfortable and spaceous
Regina V.recommends
August 29, 2022
Countryside 5m bell tent
Really beautiful place! The views from the Shepherd's Hut were stunning, and it was really cosy. My ASD son, who was unhappy when we first arrived, declared he wanted to stay longer when we had to leave! It really is a lovely place.
Northumberland, Northumberland, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Tracy And Steve M.

Joined in June 2010
From the host
Our campsite is situated in the glorious Northumberland landscape. The campsite is a small, compact and peaceful site with pitches on different levels. The bell tents and the shepherd hut are part of the main campsite but share the space with only a small number of others so even when busy it doesn't feel that way. You will be entertained by the birds including swallows, starlings and robins that like to visit the tent. We have a small duck pond with our special crested ducks. Hadrian's wall is less than a mile away and you can easily get to the famous Sycamore Gap from the site and we are ideally situated for the museums and Roman forts.
Nearby attractions

The Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum (01434 344363) is just down the road and The Vindolanda & Roman Army Museum (01434 344277) allows you to experience the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology in summertime and a collection of Roman finds from local sites. They are always digging and finding new treasures. North of the campsite is dominated by the Kielder Forest National Park, a huge expanse ideal for walking and cycling, centred around Kielder Water, a vast man-made lake and one of Britain’s largest nature resorts. Things to do include fishing, boating and an array of water sports.

Food and drink
There is a small cafe and shop offering home cooking and groceries including breakfasts. Pizza can be delivered to your pitch, evening meals can be arranged and even a pack lunch can be organised if your out for a walk! Haltwhistle is also a short distance away and has plenty of excellent shops, cafes and take aways. The stone-built Milecastle Inn (01434 321372), a mile to the west, has everything an age-old country pub could want including wooden beams covered in nick-nacks, an open fire and a resident ghost. It also has the benefit of ‘wall’ views from the beer garden.
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