Glamping is a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping”, a form of luxurious camping which gives guests a unique travel experience and typically involves more luxurious accommodation, amenities and facilities – different to traditional camping which consists of pitching up a tent or towing a caravan. Glamping was added to the Oxford English dictionary in 2016 on account of its increasing popularity and is regularly referred to as “posh camping."
Dating back almost 1,000 years, glamping is a travel trend that isn’t going anywhere – think wooden Wigwam cabins (also known as glamping pods), tipis or belle tents, safari tents, geodomes, tree houses, shepherd’s huts and yurts. If you’re not too keen on fully embracing outdoor camping, glamping is a great alternative, allowing you to take advantage of the outdoors and countryside whilst still enjoying home comforts and a touch of luxury that in many cases surpasses a hotel experience and provides you with additional freedom to relax as you want. Perfect for a staycation or weekend glamping break in Northumberland.
At our 5-star camping & glamping site in Northumberland, we have a great range of comfortable glamping accommodation options, with three types of glamping/camping pods, ranging from our running water Wigwam cabins with toilet through to our Big Chief Cabins and Wee Brave cabins. You can find out more about these different options here. We have everything you need to have the ultimate North East glamping experience, either on-site or in the local area. You’re guaranteed a glamping trip to remember at Herding Hill Farm.
Ideally located close to Hadrian’s Wall, our glamping pods at Herding Hill Farm are waiting for you when you arrive so there is no need to worry about pitching your tent or arriving in the dark. You can even hire bedding and crockery as extras so that you have everything you need when you arrive. In that case, all you need to bring are your clothes, food and drink and perhaps a good book or two. Each Wigwam cabin has a raised bed with comfortable mattress and blackout blinds and our quiet policy after 10.30pm guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep. Our Running Water Wigwam cabins have their own toilet and hot running water, but it’s only a short walk to our 5-star toilet block with sauna. The camping pods are fully insulated and have their own heater so you will not be cold and with Herding Hill Farm being open all year-round you can enjoy a glamping experience in Northumberland in the Winter and wet weather too. There is also a fridge, microwave and kettle. Our glamping pods are both family and dog-friendly.
Perfect for those that want to get outdoors in the fresh air, glamping is a more ecological alternative to staying in a hotel. It allows you to experience the great outdoors, the wonderful landscapes of Northumberland and North East England and our natural world in luxury. Couples love glamping as it allows them to escape the chaos of working life, relax, chat and reconnect with each other and our glamping site in Northumberland is perfect for families or those new to camping. Children love Herding Hill Farm and the independence to have new adventures and make new friends and new memories. And who doesn’t love an alfresco meal cooked on a camping stove, open campfire or BBQ?
If you’re looking for dark sky glamping, you’ve come to the right place! We pride ourselves on being one of the best stargazing spots in the UK, meaning you can enjoy stargazing in Northumberland from the comfort of your Wigwam cabin. The perfect opportunity to spot the stars and wrap up warm with a hot chocolate. Or even better stargazing from your own outdoor hot tub. Can you name a better glamping activity? Stargazing instils a sense of perspective and grounding that has wonderful benefits on our well-being.
Herding Hill Farm is located just 1 mile from Hadrian’s Wall, an ideal spot to enjoy Hadrian’s Wall glamping. Discover the many wonders of Hadrian’s Wall without the need to account for travel time, simply get ready and you’re pretty much there! You can find out more about Hadrian’s Wall here.
If you’re looking for glamping with a hot tub in Northumberland, we have a number of running water Wigwam cabins which offer ultimate luxury and relaxation. After a long day exploring the Northumberland countryside, there’s nothing better than relaxing in your private outdoor hot tub with a drink, perhaps even spot some stars in the night sky?
For the ultimate family glamping get together, we have a BBQ hut which is available to hire for up to 20 people. This means you can enjoy a BBQ all year round, whatever the weather!
To make your glamping trip to Hadrian’s Wall extra cosy, why not hire a fire pit to keep warm and toast marshmallows or s’mores? Whether it’s a romantic break or a family getaway, a fire pit is a real hit with every guest. Fire pits are perfect for storytelling, chatting, reminiscing and getting the children away from their electronic devices. The crackling sound of the logs is very relaxing. Time well spent with family and friends. If you are lucky you might even spot a shooting star, our camping pods are perfect for star-gazing the dark skies of Northumberland.
Our on-site shop stocks a range of local Northumberland produce such as Hadrian’s Wall gin, beers from both the Allendale and Wylam breweries and BBQ and breakfast packs from the local butchers in Haltwhistle so why not turn your glamping trip to Hadrian’s wall into a gourmet experience too? In season we offer home-made pizzas direct to your camping pod on certain evenings. Many food providers in Haltwhistle will also deliver direct to site so you can enjoy some local cuisine from the comfort of your own glamping pod.