Haltwhistle

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £5.60 to £9.50 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites which have great fishing facilities on site or adjacent to the campsite

    Top site for fishing

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

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 betwixt 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. Hadrian’s Wall, five miles from the campsite, offers walking opportunities along with Kielder Water and Forest Park which has a 27-mile track around the shore of the lake. Water sport lovers can sail, canoe and water ski here too.

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.

Worth Noting

Some all-weather pitches are available, but steel awning pegs are required for some.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

A farmers' market is held at Greenhead Village Hall on the second Sunday of each month.

Facilities

Haltwhistle has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Difficult access/approach

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Fishing (licence may be required)

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

Reviews

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3.3

Nice site and great location for exploring Hadrian's Wall and the many nearby Roman sites.

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Nice site and great location for exploring Hadrian's Wall and the many nearby Roman sites. The Roman Army museum is very worth a visit - makes the history come alive with a 3d film and other interactive displays and life size models. The site is flat and open; surrounded by woodland and plenty of places to walk. The toilet block lets it down; we were told it is due to be updated. Only two showers and one soap dispenser for 6 sinks in both men and women. How easy would it be to put another couple of dispensers in. Also why do they charge for use of a hairdryer? Seems a bit mean. I don't know why Northumberland doesn't recycle. It seems such a shame that all waste goes in together. Come on local council! Petty rule of no use of the laundry before 9am (with the one machine). The explanation given seemed more about the convenience of the wardens, rather that the club members. Overall a good location that could be improved even more with a bit of effort from the Club.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2
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4.7

The staff were freindly and helpful, the site well organised and sufficient vegetation to give...

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The staff were freindly and helpful, the site well organised and sufficient vegetation to give a sense of privacy, and a great change from the big open fields that seem to just pack tents in. Bit of grass down the middle of the site with plenty of hard standing if you wanted it, or grass if you didn't. Downside was the weather, lots of rain the first 3 nights, but you get that if you choose to camp in England. We were walking Hadrian's Wall and could have done with some means of drying our wet clothes. The site warden's recommendations for places to eat was welcome and resulted in us enjoying some good meals out. If I was camping in the area again it would certainly be somewhere I would look to return to. It is a 1:8 hill to get up out of the site back to the main road however.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Very nice and helpful staff. Handy for visiting Hadrian's wall and Forts.

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Very nice and helpful staff. Handy for visiting Hadrian's wall and Forts.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Good for walkers as there are numerous footpaths and if you have a dog there are walks along...

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Good for walkers as there are numerous footpaths and if you have a dog there are walks along the river bank. Haltwhistle (an 1h easy stroll along the South Tyne Cycle Way) is a pretty town with plenty of shops, cafes and pubs and has an excellent fish & chip shop. Hadrian's Wall, The Roman Army Museum, Housesteads & Vindolanda forts are nearby (1/2 h by car) as is Allen Banks, a National Trust trail following the course of the River Allen. Sadly the local pub, in Park Village, has closed so there is nowhere within close walking range to have a beer or a bite to eat. Apart that one very minor drawback a good base to explore this part of Northumberland.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles

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