Top Campsites on the Northumberland 250

12 Feb, 202410 min read
Bellingham Campsite

Whether you seek views of medieval castles, access to Hadrian’s Wall, or beaches for wild swimming, there are plenty of opportunities to camp your way through this scenic region. So pack up your things and let’s hit the open road!

Camping and Caravanning Club Sites

This membership gives you access to over 170 campsites across the UK, from small countryside sites to large holiday parks. As a member, you can enjoy a wide range of booking discounts, tailored insurance and friendly support and advice from the best. To use these benefits, you need to join the club by paying an annual or short-term membership fee. 

Beadnell Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site 

Beadnell Bay CampsiteBeadnell Bay Campsite

Price: from £10.95 Booking link:

One step from the sea? This idyllic campsite will provide you with a prime spot overlooking the North Sea. Very pleasant grassy spacious pitches, friendly and welcoming staff who are always there to help you and onsite shop with everything you need. It couldn’t be a more ideal stay. They offer electric hook-ups, and modern and regularly cleaned washrooms. Over the road, you can treat yourself to delish Fish & Chips liked by everyone in Beadnell Bay. 

Waking up to sweeping views of the nearby Farne Islands, you can take a boat cruise to see puffins or seal pups, the best season commencing in June. Spend your days trailblazing the historic harbours of Seahouses and Craster, or explore the photogenic Bamburgh Castle perched on its rocky outcrop. 

With the charm of Beadnell Bay at your doorstep along the Northumberland 250 route, this Camping and Caravanning Club provides a beauty paradise for outdoor adventure. It couldn’t be recommended enough from us for those road-tripping through England’s inspiring northern coastal landscapes. 

Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site 

Bellingham CampsiteBellingham Campsite

Price: from £10.95 Booking link: 

For those seeking a peaceful, rural campsite in the very heart of Northumberland, look no further! Located along the Chain Bridge Honey Farm, this campsite offers a tranquil setting just steps from the River North Tyne. As a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club, your membership privileges you to pitch your tent under the watchful eye of the Cheviot Hills. As a bonus to mention, you get to choose your pitch as well. This cosy, family-run campsite has all the essential amenities like hot showers, electric hook-ups, brilliant social room with games and TV. If you are in an emergency or just want to try something local, the onsite shop is well-stocked with locally-produced bacon and sausages, as well as Tarset Valley marmalade which is a must. 

The real highlight is the location. Set out each day to conquer riverside walks, admire Hareshaw Linn Waterfalls or just wander through the forests of Redesdale. Of course, do not miss to experience breathtaking night skies at the remarkable Kielder Observatory. With its low light pollution, you’ll connect to the utterly unique cosmos like nowhere else. 

Kielder ObservatoryKielder Observatory

The Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a hidden gem where relaxation meets adventure. We highly recommend it to families or those who enjoy waking up between the lush green meadows and hills under the wide-open Northumberland skies. 

Hadrian’s Wall Camping at Brockalee Farm Campsite 

Brockalee Farm CampsiteBrockalee Farm Campsite

Price: from £12.00 Booking link: 

This green oasis in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country is the perfect basecamp for all your Roman adventures. Brockalee’s 15 spacious grass pitches give you room and privacy to savour the fresh country air under your tent or motorhome. Hot showers, dishwashing stations and electric hook-ups ensure exactly what you need after long days of exploring. 

Beyond Hadrian’s Wall, the campsite is surrounded by stunning fishing villages and buried treasures of the Roman Vindolanda just a 20-minute drive away. For families with children, riding on horses or ponies is available right at the campsite, or for a fun day out, 10 minutes away, you can relax in Haltwhistle Leisure Centre with 3 heated open-air swimming pools. Craving a good pint after a long day out? Duck ‘n’ Hedgehog Pub next door onsite offers you a cosy night of refuelling. 

This family-run certified site has everything member seeks in a campsite - great location, comfort and the local community!

Off-Grid Campsites

Off-grid camping is a type of camping where you are not connected to any utilities like water or electricity. This means that you will need to bring all of your own supplies with you and be prepared to camp in a more rustic setting. This simplicity enables an unplugged experience when you can deeply connect to the outdoors. Wild With Consent travelled to those places themselves and they now provide this wild opportunity to you. We chose just a small scope of them, but head to their website to explore more! 

Parkhouse Farm Narnia

Parkhouse Farm NarniaParkhouse Farm Narnia

Price: £60 per night  Booking link: 

This hidden gem offers wild and rustic camping without crowds on your Northumberland 250 route. Located on a Bronze Age Hill Enclosure with stunning views into the Coquet Valley. Spend sunny afternoons wandering the flower-speckled meadows and surrender to this Narnia paradise. With the charming market town of Rothbury and sweeping Simonside Hills nearby, Parkhouse Farm Narnia offers a revitalising retreat without any distractions. 

Spindlestone Farm

Spindlestone FarmSpindlestone Farm

Price: £45 per night Booking link:  

Immerse yourself in the natural richness of Northumberland National Park with off-grid camping at Spindlestone Farm. Without any electricity or running water on site, this campsite provides the ultimate countryside retreat beneath hypnotic stars. Spend days getting lost in hillside solitude before cosying up around a campfire or stargazing onto infinity. With a view of Bamburgh Castle and a 5-minute drive, or 30-minute walk to Budle Bay beach you can get all the perks of the North East coastline. Be amazed at how this stunning wilderness so easily erases modern-world worries the moment your tent zips closed. 



Price: £75 per night Booking link: 

Waking up to a view of Lindisfarne Castle at Holy Island? Having a field to yourself? We say YES! Elwick Farm is welcoming respectful wanderers looking to disconnect and dive into its enduring magic. With Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve at your doorstep, you can soak up the history of Holy Island. If you want more tips on how to spend a day at Holy Island, visit our Instagram page. Spend days in this peaceful corner of England much the way shepherds and lighthouse keepers did centuries prior. 

Lindisfarne Castle From Holy IslandLindisfarne Castle From Holy Island

Low Trewhitt River Valley

Low Trewhitt River ValleyLow Trewhitt River Valley

Price: £45 per night Booking link: 

One of Northumberland’s many undiscovered gems! This remote farmstead opens its lands for self-sufficient campers to enjoy complete independence among breathtaking surroundings. Explore the history of Hadrian’s Wall or identify birds swirling over blustery Druridge Bay. At night, gather around a campfire with luminous skies so clear it feels like you’ve been transported through time. Low Trewhitt River Valley offers you walks onto Simonside Hills with an incredible 360 view of the Cheviots and the North Sea coast. For adventurous bike riders, this campsite is surrounded by quiet lanes through the Sandstone Way. For wild, unplugged camping surrounded by some of England’s most captivating landscapes, make your temporary home at Low Trewhitt River Valley. 

Wild Camping Spots

Wild camping takes it to entirely another level. While off-grid camping offers a supported transition to disconnect from all the amenities, wild camping demands self-sufficiency. These spots are usually tucked out of sight, away from civilisation and also free and often unlawful without land permissions. 

Wild Camping Northumberland, Hedley, West Riding

Hedley West RidingHedley West Riding

Price: free Booking link: 

This unofficial yet locally-known wild camping heaven offers no facilities beyond the occasional fire ring left behind by a previous visitor. Make your way just outside the village of Hedley along the banks of the North Tyne River. Come prepared to camp discreetly out of sight, leave no trace, and surrender completely to the rhythms of the land from sunrise to sunset.  



Price: free Booking link: no booking needed; location by the Tumbledown Farm, Harbottle

Find a flat sheltered spot to pitch your tent out of the sight from the nearest walking trail and settle in as the only souls for miles. Escape into isolation and timeless beauty surrounded by the moors of Upper Coquetdale on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Come back with a perspective shifted by the profound simplicity and stillness. 

Kielder Water

Kielder WaterKielder Water

Price: from £8 per night  Booking link:

With over 250 square miles of ancient forest, moorland, and simmering lakes, Northumberland’s Kielder Water and Forest Park offers boundless wild camping for souls seeking immersion in nature. To find a flat discreet site, firstly park at the remote Gatten Car Park, head counterclockwise, and follow The Border trail around Kielder Castle before veering off towards the valley’s hidden mouth. Pass over the hillsides and remote sheep pastures for about 5 miles until a dense evergreen forest appears toward the lake’s edge. Pitch here a few days escaping the world’s busyness, embracing self-reliance and restoring the power of living beneath these magical Northumberland skies.  

Druridge Bay

Druridge BayDruridge Bay

Price: free Booking link: no booking needed; location at 55°18'17.8"N 1°33'36.8"W

We did not forget for beach lovers. The remote southern end of Druridge Bay offers an immersive coastal retreat of 7 miles of dunes rolling island, concealing the perfect wild camping hideaways. Access Druridge Bay by parking at Druridge Links Farm past Cresswell Village, then trek south along the beach for 2 miles. Spend peaceful days with wild sea dips and rays of sunshine. Explore rock pools revealed at low tide, discover seabirds circling on salty breezes and refresh in the bracing North Sea. 

Glamping Sites 

Glamping or so-called “glamorous camping” allows people to experience high-quality accommodation in natural settings without needing to completely give up on comforts and activities not typically associated with traditional tent camping. 

Herding Hill Farm Camping & Glamping Site 

Herding Hill Farm GlampingHerding Hill Farm Glamping

Price: from £40 per night  Booking link: 

Located in the corner of North Pennines AONB along the Northumberland 250 route, Herding Hill combines outstanding hospitality with breathtaking surroundings for a one-of-a-kind glamping escape. These insulated wooden pods come fully furnished with cosy beds, lighting, heaters and electric hook-ups. 

This glamping site is perfect for families with children for whom they offer petting farm with alpacas, donkey Coco, goats, Kunekune piglets and pony Robin. More than that, they have a playground, BBQ hut and events, such as Craft Mornings or Reassure Hunts. Talkin Adventures at Talking Tarn in Brampton which is 20 minutes away by car offers boat hire, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and more. 

For a glamping experience blending pure comfort with adventurous countryside, Herding Hill Farm is the right place for you! 

Langley Dam Glamping 

Langley Dam GlampingLangley Dam Glamping

Price: from £100 per night  Booking link: 

Langley Dam Glamping is situated in the heart of Northumberland, renowned for its scenic landscapes, historic sites, and remote countryside. The friendly and attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and well taken care of throughout the stay. You can choose from a variety of luxurious lodging options, including spacious bell tents, cosy cabins, and charming shepherd’s huts. 

Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Langley Dam reservoir is excellent for fishing opportunities of all skill levels. Countryside with miles of walking and cycling trails will provide to explore the scenery around. After the whole day of exploring, you can sit back and relax by the campfire under the dark sky and share stories with fellow guests while toasting marshmallows. 

Bamburgh Under Canvas 

Bamburgh Under CanvasBamburgh Under Canvas

Price: from £270 (minimum of 2 nights stay) Booking link: 

The glamping at Bamburgh Under Canvas redefines luxury glamping. It offers an unparalleled glamping experience in these spacious canvas tents to lavish yurts. With onsite dining of locally sourced cuisine, you can taste the various flavours of Northumberland. Reconnect your mind, body and spirit with wellness retreats that offer yoga sessions, meditation classes, and holistic therapies in the surroundings of nature. 

From the majestic Bamburgh Castle and the charming Farne Islands to the remote Holy Island and the cute villages of Alnwick and Seahouses, this glamping site offers the wealth of Northumberland landmarks. Bamburgh Under Canvas promises an unforgettable glamping experience that will leave you longing to return, as many previous visitors did.  

Woodland Chase Glamping 

Woodland Chase GlampingWoodland Chase Glamping

Price: from £144 per night Booking link: 

Surrounded by towering trees, lush woodlands, meandering streams and rich wildlife, the Woodland Chase Glamping offers a sense of harmonious blend of rustic charm and modern comforts. Every lodging option is furnished and equipped with modern commodities such as cosy bedding, heating, and private outdoor seating areas. When walking around, you can discover hidden waterfalls, diverse flora, and local wildlife. 

As we’ve explored the top campsites along the Northumberland 250 route, it’s obvious that Northumberland squeals with a wealth of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and outdoor activities to be discovered. As you embark on your adventure along the Northumberland 250, may these top campsites serve as sources of relaxation, reconnection and exploration for your body, mind and soul. 

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