Visit Northumberland on your camping and caravan holidays, and if you are looking for a campsite close to Hadrian's Wall, Herding Hill Farm might be the perfect site for you.
Anne and Steve Dunwell, the current owners of Herding Hill Farm, moved to the farm in 2010 and in 2011 opened the campsite. It's grown since then, in size, features and popularity. It has been award five pennants by the AA and five stars from Enjoy England, and is a family friendly, dog friendly campsite with Wi-Fi.
Today, Herding Hill Farm boasts a broad range of accommodation opens. The campsite welcomes caravans, motorhomes and tents, as well as having wigwams, tipis, holiday lodges and a bunkhouse, so there really is something for everyone here.
For caravans and motorhomes, there are 11 hardstanding pitches. Eight of these are nine square metres in size, they are level and they each have a 10A electric hook-up. The remaining three are serviced pitches, and each as a 16A electric hook-up, a water connection and a waste water gully. There are also a number of six square metre, level, grass pitches with 10A electric hook-ups, as well as some grass pitches without electric hook-ups, that are great for caravans and tents. There are also some pitches for those in tents with electric hook-ups.
There are also three different types of wooden wigwams at Herding Hill Farm, all of which have electricity, a fridge, a kettle, a heater and a microwave, and they can sleep up to six adults. They are doubled glazed and very secure – this really is luxurious camping. Some of the wigwams even have hot tubs!
Or how about staying in a Nordic tipi? These are erected before you arrive and each tent has a log burning stove, so is lovely and cosy, with a wonderful scent. They can sleep up to four.
In addition, the bunkhouse can sleep 28 people in four rooms, with some en suite accommodation, and it has a lounge and a kitchen. There are also spacious, timber framed, luxury holiday lodges to hire, which have disabled access, can sleep up to six people and each have a hot tub on the patio.
The facilities on site at Herding Hill Farm are impressive.
There's also a good children's playground that is sure to keep kids busy, as well as three alpacas and a petting farm with rabbits, donkeys, guinea pigs, ducks, pigs and more. And that's not all. This campsite is in an area noted for its dark skies – indeed, the park's owners run stargazing events.
It's clear that the owners at Herding Hill Farm have put a lot of thought and consideration into this campsite, in terms of the types of facilities offered and the smart, clean and well maintained character of this campsite. If you're looking for somewhere to stay on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Northumberland that's close to Hadrian's Wall but also less than half an hour by car from Hexham, about a 40-minute drive from Carlisle and on the edge of the Kielder Forest Park, then this campsite could be just what you're after.
Baby change faciltiies
Walby Farm park
The South Tynedale light Railway
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