Hadrian's Wall Camping

A tranquil and peaceful small site with excellent facilities, magnificent views and located in the heart of Hadrian's Wall country.

Hadrian's Wall Country Emblem

The Campsite

A bit about the campsite


Hadrians Wall Camping and Caravan Site is a small secluded site lying close to Hadrian's Wall, 2 miles north of Melkridge Village in the historic and beautiful border territory of Northumberland.


Tents, caravans, motorhomes, children and dogs will all have a warm welcome from our friendly, family run site, set within magnificent unspoilt landscapes. Located less than half a mile from most dramatic stretches of Hadrian's Wall, the site is perfectly positioned as a starting point for many great walks, visiting Roman sites or Star Gazing at the designated Dark Sky Discovery Site at Cawfields.

Some of our facilities


  • Dedicated disabled shower/toilet
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Electric Hook ups
  • Centrally heated toilets/showers
  • Free Hair Dryer in ladies
  • Shaver point in Gents
  • Laundry Room
  • Fridge Freezer for campers use
  • BBQ's for rent
  • Centrally heated bunk barn
  • Secure accommodation for bikes, motorbikes and horses.
  • Cook House with free gas for Hikers.
  • Wild camping meadow
  • Small shop & café
  • Reception
  • Free Wi-Fi

Take a look around our campsite.

Map of the campsite

Map of Hadrian's Wall Campsite

The Campsite

The site is made up of several levels which can accommodate tents, motorhomes or caravans on either hard standings or grass pitches.


The escalating levels start with Annapurna and work their way up through Kanchenjunga, K2 and finally to Everest, all of which command stunning views and witness spectacular sunsets.


The caravan pitches are located on the large semi circle. In addition, we have individual pitches such as 'Sherpa' at the top of the site or Upper Square/Lower Square which can accommodate larger units.


We have a dedicated camping strip especially for back-packers which are always welcome and do not have to book.


The 'Cook-house' is for the use of backpackers and campers alike. A small cooker and free Gas is supplied for the use of backpackers.

The Bunk Barn

The Bunk Barn


A centrally heated bunk barn which sleeps up to ten people is available. The bunk barn is well insulated, centrally heated and is situated adjacent to the new shower and toilet facility which also includes a laundry room with fridge freezer.


This accommodation would ideally suit walkers who want more comfort than a tent, particularly out of season, or may be booked as an emergency bad weather contingency.


It's bookable per bunk per night or for longer periods by negotiation. A discount can be arranged for sole occupancy of more than one night. There are two bedrooms sleeping four and six people in bunk beds. Bed Linen can be hired. Basic cooking facilities are provided.


Take a look inside


The four person bunk barn bedroom.

One of the warm and comfortable Bunk Barn bedrooms.

The shower and laundry facilities located next door.

The corridor in the building housing the Bunk Barn and Shower block.

Hadrian's Wall

A little history of the wall


On the very edge of the Roman Empire during the occupation of Britain, Northumberland’s renown began when the Emperor Hadrian in AD 122 ordered the construction of a wall from the Tyne to the Solway to separate the land of the Britons from the land of the Picts.


Since this time, Northumberland has been referred to as the border county. The majority of the county is actually found to the North of the wall and therefore, it is a common mistake to believe that the wall itself denotes the border between England and Scotland.


Hadrian’s wall was originally 84 miles long and five meters high. Although the highest section of the wall now only measures 1 meter high it is nevertheless an impressive example of Roman engineering that should not be missed. There are also many remains of the forts and temples built by the Roman army that are still visible today, such as:



Northumberland


Northumberland's deep history does not stop with Hadrian's Wall. Dotted across Northumberland are thriving market towns such as Hexham, with a rich history of the Border Reavers.


For more info on tourist sites across Northumberland, please visit:

What to do

Local sites and activities


The site is located less than half a mile from the most dramatic stretch of Hadrian’s Wall between Newcastle and Carlisle and is ideally placed for visiting many of the Roman sites.


As well as being a World Heritage site, Hadrian’s Wall was opened in May 2003 as a National Trail Path between Wallsend on the east coast and Bowness-on Solway on the west coast.


There are walks in every direction making it the ideal place for those interested in wildlife, history and archaeology within breathtaking scenery. The Penine Way and the new cycle trail and Penine Bridal Way are also on the doorstep!


The site is centrally placed for touring - the Lake District, Kielder Water, North Pennines and Gateshead Metro Centre are all less than a hour's drive away.


For the more sedentary visitor the Hadrian’s Wall bus enables you to visit the full length of this magnificent Heritage site in comfort (full details are available from the campsite).


The historic market towns of Haltwhistle and Hexham are also within easy distance from the site and the thriving shopping centres of Carlisle and Newcastle are an easy drive away. In Summer Haltwhistle boasts a lovely outdoor swimming pool (kept at a luxurious warm temperature) with an adventure playground and cafeteria.


Prices & Offers

Our prices


Prices shown are our off-peak prices which run from September 1st to May 31st.
To switch between peak & off peak prices, select them from this drop down box.
Type Price
Backpacker / Cylist (incl. one person) £10
Medium / small tent £12
Large tent with car £12
Pod or tunnel tent and car £12
Trailer tent and car £12
Campervan £10
Motorhome £12
Caravan and car £12
Electric Hook up (16 amp) £3
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All prices above are plus £2 per person (including Children aged 5 and up) for the use of the campsite facilites such are the showers, hot water, drying area and fridge freezer.
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Additional Items
Awning Free
Gazebo Free
Extra Car Free
Dogs Free

Our prices (cont'd)


Type Price
Bunk Barn (per bunk, per night) £12
Bedding required £5
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Discount can be arranged for minimum of one weeks booking or full occupancy.
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Current offers
Discounts for charities and over 55s are available. Contact us for details.
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Please note:
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Arrival time after 12pm - Departure before 11am.
While not required, booking is strongly preferred.

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Off-Peak - 1st September to 31st May


Peak - 1st June to 31st August + Bank Holidays





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How to find us


  • Hadrian's Wall Camping & Caravan Site
  • Melkridge Tilery
  • Melkridge
  • Northumberland
  • NE49 9PG
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  • GPS Coordinates
  • N54.98620° / W2.42231°
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  • The site lies approximately 400m south of the B6318, 5 miles east of Greenhead and between Milecastle Inn and the Twice Brewed Inn.

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