Are you all packed and ready?

Here are some recommendations for all our Glampers.



Need a little Comfort?

Do you love the camping experience but want a bit more comfort and a relaxing, stress free break, or would you like to experience the great outdoors but don’t have the equipment. Then glamping sounds like the thing for you.

At Hadrian’s wall campsite, glamping is in the form of 4 shepherd huts and the great thing about these is that you don’t have to rely on and wait for the good weather. They are cosy units with wood burning stoves and heaters for the colder months, even the Winter. Being here in the spring to see the lambs, the flowers and to hear the dawn chorus is perfect. So Easter’s a perfect time to come

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In the summer, you can enjoy the long days and sit out in front of the fire pit long into the evening with your marshmallows and smors. If you’d prefer a canvas glamping experience, our large bell tent that sleeps 4 would be perfect for you in the Summer.

Either way, here are a few tips on what to bring on your glamping holiday so that you don’t forget anything and you’re sure to have the most relaxing, exciting and memorable holiday

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Glamping essentials


Apart from your normal everyday clothes that you enjoy wearing, you will also need to consider a few other things

Warm, cosy fleece/hoody for colder days/evenings

Walking gear. This is perfect walking territory so you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the essentials to make your walking day as enjoyable as possible

  • Walking trousers
  • Walking shoes
  • Good walking socks. I’ve just bought these sealskinz socks which are fantastic for the dog walk – Amazon 
  • Layers for the warm and cold days
  • Lightweight fleece. Check out this great fleece review for some help on what to buy – – Amazon  – Fjallraven   – Amazon – Patagonia
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Thermal underwear for your winter walking
  • Extras in case they get wet

Wellies – in case it’s wet and muddy. Fitflop have a great sale on some of their wellies at the moment (March 2023). Take a look at these – Amazon

Swimming costume – you might want to head to the outdoor swimming pool in Haltwhistle if you’re here when it’s open

PJs (cosy clothes for the colder evenings and for lounging with the woodburner on)


2 women hiking and camping with rucksacks

Other essentials

Rucksack for your days out – Amazon

Blanket to wrap around you when you’re sitting out in the evening or what about this amazing hoodie blanket! – Amazon 

Head torch/torch. It’s a great walk to the nearby pubs but you may find yourself walking back in the dark. Check out this trendy torch. It’s even activated via a motion sensor! Amazon

Chargers for your electrical devices

Hot water bottle – a great addition to the list particularly if you’re staying in our bell tent. It can get a bit chilly in the evenings so just imagine how lovely it will be when you get into a warm bed with your cosy hot water bottle.

Towels if you’re staying in our bell tent

Bedding for the double futon and 2 single futons if you’re staying in our bell tent and you haven’t booked bedding

Travel guide/map of our area – it’s good to know where you’re going although we will guide you when you arrive and give you an idea of what’s around

A teenage girl making smores with her brother over a fire in a garden at dusk.

Essential glamping cooking

If you’re staying in our bell tent you can hire our lovely mobile kitchen which has all the cooking equipment you’ll need. You have everything you need in the shepherd huts also so you don’t need to worry about bringing your cooking items

Check out the website to see what’s in the mobile kitchen and in the Shepherd hut so you know what you don’t need to bring

Food and drink for your stay

Cool bag and ice blocks for transporting food. The small fridge in our shepherd huts has a tiny freezer for an ice tray so you may want to use a cool box to store some of your food while you’re here

Your favourite tipple – when glamping you will want to enjoy a good glass of wine, a great gin and tonic or a glass of bubbly. Why not try the local gin

Refillable water bottle

Flask if you like your tea/coffee when you’re out walking. This one’s had good reviews – Amazon

Salt, pepper and herbs you like cooking with

Tea, coffee, sugar – we do supply these in the shepherd huts

Food storage bags / kitchen foil

MARSHMALLOWS!! A camping or glamping holiday is nothing without marshmallows around the fire. Don’t worry though, we have them in our shop if you run out or forget them but they must go on the list. We’ve got you covered for the toasting sticks as well – these are supplied in our glamping kitchens.

HOT CHOCOLATE. Look at these chocolate bombs. They are delicious you just add hot milk to the chocolate which melts and reveals these heavenly marshmallows. What a treat. Visit the Cocoba Chocolate Website

Tent camping


Binoculars for great bird watching. You’ll get up close and personal with the robins and sparrows (you may have to usher them out of your hut or tent) but you’ll see some great birds if you bring your binoculars with you. The RSPB have reasonably priced entry level binoculars which would be great for your trip here  RSPB Website

If you’re lucky enough to have  a telescope, you must bring it. The stars here are amazing and it would be extra special to be sitting outside your hut with your telescope set up on a clear night. Bring your stargazing book also or download the night sky app 


A good book or magazine

Your favourite crafting material (knitting, sewing etc). When you’re on holiday it’s great to do those things that you never get time to do when you’re at home

Tablet/laptop – the wifi at the site won’t be good enough to allow you to stream so download your favourite programme/film before you leave)

Nature/wildlife identification books (there are some bird books here you can borrow)

Woman applying moisturizing balm to her lips with her finger to prevent dryness and chapping


Here’s a list of the usual toiletries that you’ll need and a couple of extras that you don’t want to forget


Shampoo/conditioner – I love to use natural, chemical free products which is good for the environment and for me. My favourite currently is the Faith in Nature coconut set. It smells wonderful 

Soap or body wash – Faith in nature again have lovely soaps but a real treat for me is this Neal’s Yard body wash


Sunscreen (we hope the weather will be great for you) try green people natural sunscreen 


Insect repellent – I’ve always used this one. It’s natural with no chemicals and it definitely works for me – Holland & Barrat

Lip salve – Dr Hauschka’s my favourite 

Hair ties

Hair brush

It’s great to go natural and let your hair dry naturally but if you can’t live without your hairdryer or straighteners then you’ll need to bring these with you

Children lying with plaid in camping tent. Family weekend nature outdoor.

Glamping with the kids

Your favourite board/card game. This card game is great for children and adults – Amazon

Crafting things

The Kids’ favourite toys


Waterproof clothes

Walking boots

PJs and slippers

Hot water bottle

Bedding for the sofa bed We don’t supply bedding for the children in the shepherd huts so you’ll need their favourite pillow/sleeping bag. (If you’ve hired bedding for the bell tent then you don’t have to worry about that)

Towels for the children if you’re staying in our shepherd hut. We supply 2 luxurious bath towels and 1 hand towel so you’ll need to bring towels for the children

Extra blankets – it’s great to sit outside with the fire going wrapped in your blanket with your marshmallows and hot chocolate

Outdoor games – the top meadow is a good place for your outdoor games such as kite flying/swing ball

Guy camping with dog in a blanket

Glamping with the dog

(we don’t allow dogs in our bell tent but they are very welcome in our shepherd huts)

Your dog’s favourite bed and blanket

Treats – we all love to have our favourite treats when we are on holiday including the dog

Toys/ball – make sure your dog has its favourite toys so it feels at home

Dog food – they won’t be happy if you forget their food! If your dog has raw food and you need to keep some of it frozen, we have a large freezer for our guests to use in our facilities building – just ask

Bedding – We don’t supply bedding at all if you’re bringing your dog so, as well as any bedding you need for the children, you’ll need to bring a double sheet for the bed, a double duvet cover and pillowcases (the duvet and pillows are supplied) along with items to protect the sofa

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We’ve put together a handy “packing list” download for you.

Just click the link below and download the pdf file.