Hadrian’s wall campsite is a great place for you to bring your dog. We love seeing your dogs here. We’ll give them a biscuit whenever they come into the shop and they’ll get lots of loving from us if that’s what they like.
The countryside around us is beautiful and there are lovely walks straight from the site including the obvious Hadrian’s wall path that shouldn’t be missed. The land around us is all farmed so there is a lot of livestock. Your dog may need to be on the lead for a lot of the walks that you take along the paths around us but they will still get a great walk wherever you go.
Here are some ideas for you
For short walks on site, our campsite is set on 4 acres and the views over the Northumberland countryside from every part of the site are amazing so you can take a walk around with your dog on the lead and enjoy the landscape (as long as you’re considerate towards the other guests). We have a lovely meadow at the top of the site where we have our shepherd huts. Campers also pitch their tents on the meadow but when the meadow is empty of tents, there is enough space for your dog to have a run around. Please remember to take poo bags with you!
You can walk to Sycamore gap in 1 ½ hours along Hadrian’s wall path and perhaps call in at the dog friendly Twice Brewed Inn on your way back, on the way there, or both! Click here for more information on the walk to sycamore gap.
You can walk to Haltwhistle from the campsite in 50 minutes, but with your dog you can take a longer route along Haltwhistle burn which is beautiful and your dog can be off the lead for the last part and even take a paddle.
The first part of the walk takes you across the fields opposite us and this part is likely to need a lead but once you’ve reached the burn in 30 minutes, they can be free.
Click here for the walk to the Milecastle Inn which is the first part of the walk
When you get into Haltwhistle, why not have a drink in the local pub. The Black Bull is a dog friendly pub and a very nice traditional pub with an open fire in the Winter. The Manor is also a dog friendly pub with a beer garden.
You can walk back the same way or there are other options for a circular walk (please ask if you want information on these) or you can take the AD122 bus which is also dog friendly
Here are some other options if you want to head out in your car or van
Walltown Country Park
Walltown country park is on the Hadrian’s wall path near Greenhead. You can drive here in less than 10 minutes. The car park is a good size and suitable for motorhomes. You can also get here on the AD122 bus which stops at the park.
There is a visitor centre at the park which is open from March to November so you can enjoy a walk and visit the shop/café.
The park was developed with wildlife/nature in mind and there are great places for the dog (and you) to explore.
See here for more information https://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/places-to-visit/hadrians-wall/walltown-country-park/
Allenbanks and Staward Gorge
This is our dogs’ favourite walk – particularly Tom. It has everything – river for swimming, forest, open space for running and ball throwing. There is a lot of wildlife around, including roe deer so please still follow the country code with your dog.
The wildlife and scenery are fantastic at all times of the year. In the Spring there are bluebells and wild garlic. In the summer the river is great for swimming. In the Autumn the leaves are spectacular and in the Winter you can even see hair ice with the right conditions. We absolutely love it here
You do need to drive here but there’s a good car park – it’s National Trust so you’ll need to pay or have your NT card.
Park at the car park and you can either take a clockwise or an anticlockwise route. We like to do the clockwise route as it means the dogs get their ball throwing activity at the beginning as well as in the middle, rather than the middle and end
The walk takes around 1 ½ hours depending on the length of time you spend on the swimming activities
Featherstone and Lambley viaduct on the South Tyne trail
This is another 1 ½ hour walk and the Wallace Arms at the end of it is a fantastic dog friendly pub. It’s a pub that doesn’t serve food but it has a fab bar and it’s a great locals pub so you meet great people. In the summer there’s a beer garden and in the winter you can cosy up in front of the open fire. In the low season it opens at 5pm so you may want to time your walk!
It takes around 15 minutes to drive here. If you put Wallace arms into your sat nav, you’ll get directions for driving there but please ask if you’d like us to explain it to you.
Park in the car park just past the pub. It is a small car park so you may find it difficult if you have a large motorhome. You can also park in the Lambley viaduct car park which you meet along the route described below and is better for motorhomes (put this into your sat nav for directions).
This is a circular walk so you can go either way. We like to go along the road first as otherwise you are climbing up the long stretch of hill at the end of the walk. If you park in the Lambley viaduct car park as above, you may want to take the route the other way (towards the viaduct first) as you’ll reach the pub towards the end of your walk as a bit of a treat!
The dogs love to swim in the river in the summer months