Escape into nature at our Northumberland camping and glamping site
Our campsite near Hadrians wall has stunning views of the landscape with hardstanding and grass pitches on several levels, most of which have access to electric hook up. Our glamping units are in a great location on the site where there are commanding views and lots of space
For the backpackers we have a backpacker pitch or for a bit more comfort, a bunk barn. At the end of our backpacker pitch there is a small hut for cooking and eating should the weather be unkind
From any of the pitches you will be able to enjoy wonderful sunrises and sunsets and at night the dark skies will treat you to a wonderful spectacle of stars.
Our facilities include a centrally heated shower and toilet block including a washing up area, laundry/drying room and fridge/freezer for your use. Our shop supplies basic essentials as well as some locally produced treats that might tempt you during your holiday. In the high season we offer breakfast buns of bacon, sausage and/or egg along with tea/barista coffee.
If you’re looking for campsites near Hadrian’s wall, we are so lucky to be one of the closest (hence the name!)
We are perfectly located just on the edge of Northumberland national park which can be explored on foot right from the doorstep. Hadrian’s Wall is touchable just 20 minutes’ walk away where you can then get on Hadrians wall path to view some wonderful scenes
The campsite is located in the Tyne valley at the bottom of the beautiful border county of Northumberland and access is really straightforward whether you are driving, cycling, walking or taking the train or bus.
If you are travelling from the West (M6) on the A69 the simplest route is to turn left off the A69 for Greenhead and then right on to the B6318. This is the Military Road running alongside Hadrian’s wall. Continue on the B6318 passing the Milecastle Inn on your right (staying on the Military Road, don’t turn here). After the Milecastle Inn, you will see a sign for our campsite after about 1 mile. Take the right-hand turn and the campsite is a short distance along this road on your left.
If you are towing a caravan or have a large motorhome you will need to take this route so don’t follow the sat nav if it suggests a different route
If you are travelling from the East (M1/A1), continue on the A69 beyond Hexham and Haydon Bridge until you reach the sign for Melkridge village (a staggered junction at the foot of a hill). At this junction take the right turn, following the road for around 1.5miles up a hill (the first part of this road is a little steep) You will see the campsite on your right. If you are travelling with a caravan or large motorhome you will need to avoid the hill so read on
Towing a caravan or with large motorhome (from the East)
When you get to Corbridge take the A68 north towards the village of Chollerford. Now take the B6318 military road towards Greenhead. After some distance you will pass the Twice Brewed Inn and The Sill on your left and follow the road beyond this point for around 1.5miles. Follow the brown tourist sign for Hadrian’s Wall Campsite and turn left. The campsite is a short distance along this road on the left.
We have a lovely old and traditional train station in Haltwhistle and the station has a good service across the Tyne valley from the East coast line via Newcastle upon Tyne and the West coast line via Carlisle. You can realistically bring your tent here on the train and be here without a car. We offer a 10% green discount if you do this (and stay for 5 nights)
If you’re walking the wall and are staying with us on your route this is how you get to Hadrian’s Wall Campsite directly from the wall
When you reach Shield on the Wall you will need to turn left if you’re travelling Westbound and right if you’re travelling Eastbound. Follow the path down towards the military road. Cross the small bridge (there is a farm in front of you) and turn left. You will need to turn right at the end of the farm. It can be easy to miss as the path isn’t signposted. Follow the path to the road and it brings you to the military road directly opposite the small road that brings you to our campsite. Follow this road for ¼ mile and you will see the campsite on your left just after the Tilery
Alternatively, at Shield on the Wall, you can take the small road (left if travelling from the East, right if travelling from the West). Follow this road to the Military Road, turn left and walk (with care) along this road until you come to the small road to the campsite on your right
The Arriva bus company operate the 685 and the X85 on the Tyne valley between Newcastle and Carlisle. The nearest stop to our campsite is at Melkridge Green and from there you will have a 25/30 minute walk. Do call us if you are arriving by bus as we may be able to collect you from the bus stop. We offer a 10% green discount if you arrive by bus and stay for 5 nights or more.
The Hadrian’s Wall Country bus, the AD122, operates in the summer (Good Friday – end September) along the Military Rd with stops of interest along Hadrian’s wall. The bus stops at Melkridge Road end which is only 5 minutes from the site
If you get lost feel free to call us on 01434 320495 and we will be happy to guide you in!!