A tranquil and peaceful small site with excellent facilities, magnificent views and located in the heart of Hadrian's Wall country.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Everything you need to know about Hadrian's Wall, its History and activities surrounding it.http://www.visithadrianswall.co.uk/
The 84 mile National Trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill enscarpment.http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/HadriansWall/
Route 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway - A 160 mile cycling route that stretches the length of Hadrian's Wall.http://www.cycle-routes.org/hadrianscycleway/
|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|
|Caravan and car||£12|
|Electric Hook up (16 amp)||£3|
|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.|
|Bunk Barn (per bunk, per night)||£12|
|Discount can be arranged for minimum of one weeks booking or full occupancy.|
|Discounts for charities and over 55s are available. Contact us for details.|
|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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