Haltwhistle is the geographical Centre of Britain and is only 3.5 miles from the campsite. It is a picturesque town sitting beside the South Tyne river and with more than 2000 years of history. From the 18th-early 20th centuries Haltwhistle’s industries included mining, farming, woollen mills, breweries, brickworks and limekilns.
Here you can visit the parish church – Holy Cross – dating back, it’s believed, to the 9th century.
The bastle houses and peel tower on the Main Street still remain and are testament to the feuds and raids of the medieval period frequently seen on the English-Scottish border
In the 1830s the Newcastle to Carlisle railway was built and the railway station in Haltwhistle is still in use today providing excellent links to the two cities.
Haltwhistle now is home to local businesses including the butcher, Billy Bell’s – famous for his sausages and pies, coffee shops and lovely local pubs.