Pitch in a lovely clearing in the forests of Northumberland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark.
Haltwhistle Club campsite’s setting in a clearing in Bellister Wood makes it the ideal get-away-from-it-all camping destination. The wood, once part of the Bellister Castle Estate, is now managed by the National Trust and is a haven for wildlife and you could find yourself sharing your pitch with rabbits and birds, including woodpeckers.
This 50 pitch site between the Northumberland National Park and North Pennines is surrounded by magnificent walking and cycling country. The Haltwhistle Rings – a series of 22 local walks is one way to take in the local scenery along with Hadrian’s Wall, five miles from the campsite, offers picturesque walking opportunities.
Back at Haltwhistle campsite, the adjacent River Tyne provides fishing for those with the appropriate rod licence.
After a day cycling or walking or enjoying some of the area’s many attractions our secluded campsite among the trees is a peaceful oasis to relax and unwind. The modern facilities include showers and toilets, a laundry and washing up area.
Access and SatNav Advice
Narrow and steep approach road to site.
Some all-weather pitches are available, but steel awning pegs are required for some.
A farmers' market is held at Greenhead Village Hall on the second Sunday of each month.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Fishing (licence may be required)
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
This was our first visit to this site and it will not be our last! Beautiful, tranquil and lovely facilities, that just about sums it up. We were shown to our pitch, we wanted grass with electric. But there are hardstanding too. The stewards of the site could not have been more helpful or welcoming.
I have honestly never been on a more peaceful site. Our dog loved it too, a river to play in, a lovely walk and plenty of poo bins.
There was a small shop on site which was stocked with essential items (including wine glasses, very essential!) lovely showers, loos and washing facilities which included hairdryers.
Outside pot washing (undercover) and (according to hubby) the best chemical disposal point he has ever come across.
There are picnic benches dotted about which are a nice touch, all in all it looks very well tended.
Haltwhistle is not to far away and hadrians wall only a short drive.
They have very strict arrival and departure times but that is totally understandable, the road to the site is narrow and steep, I would not want to meet another caravan! So arrival after 1pm and departure before 12 noon, it does cut short our Sunday morning lie in but a small price to pay for such a lovely stay.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Our welcome was excellent and the staff were always helpful. Virtually everyone there was into walking which is OK if your a walker. The site is well laid out but there are some squidgy patches if it's been raining. TV had quite good reception even though it was in a dip/valley. WiFi was available but at a cost and as 3G & 4G was pretty good I stuck to that. If there was one thing that wasn't quite right for us it was the fact that there only 3 showers each for Male and the same for Females, in my view not enough especially as the site was full. The shop could be a little more comprehensive also.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town,Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Active break
As you expect from a C&CC site. Well set out and good facilities. We only had a 1 night stay as on tour from the east coast to the west coast. level site.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
We stayed for a week in June with our camper van. We had hired a car for the week as the roads around the area are often very narrow and steep and made life much simpler. Approach to the site was much easier than envisaged, no problem at all in a van, might be a bit tricky towing. The site facilities are excellent (we had a serviced grass pitch). Showers/toilets kept spotlessly clean and have recently been modernised to a very high standard. Motor home service point and so on all very good. While we were there unfortunately there was no WiFi (due to problem with BT) which was very inconvenient, but not the fault of the site. Hopefully this is now resolved. Also beware no satellite TV signal and so we were without TV as well (the ordinary digital signal was OK, we just didn't have that option). It is quite a trek to the town centre, there are good pubs, but Sunday and Monday none of them serve food (evenings). Excellent pub/hotel though in Greenhead (about 3 miles) serves food 7 days a week and the beer is excellent, and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommended though for visiting Hadrian's Wall and an easy drive to Newcastle or Carlisle.
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles
Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles