A warm welcome awaits you in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall

What to Pack for a Camping Trip in Northumberland!


Wondering what to pack for a camping trip in Northumberland? At our Hadrian’s Wall campsite, Herding Hill Farm, we’ve cut out the hard work by providing you with a list of everything you will need for the ultimate dark sky camping or glamping getaway in the North East. Whether you’re camping in a tent, glamping with a hot tub or opt for cosy Northumberland glamping in a Wigwam cabin – we have a wonderful range of accommodation options.

In this article, we have also included a handy camping checklist in printable format to tick off whilst you’re packing for a trip to our 5-star Northumberland campsite. 

Camp Bed, Sleeping Bag & Pillows

If you’re camping at our campsite in Northumberland, whether that be a tent, caravan or motorhome – you’ll need to make sure you pack a sleeping bag or duvet as well as pillows, to ensure you get a comfortable night’s sleep before exploring Northumberland and all that it has to offer! If you’re keen to pitch up a tent on one of our large, fully equipped grass pitches, don’t forget to bring along a camping mattress or air bed for extra comfort.

For Northumberland glamping in our luxury lodge, you don’t need to worry about bringing along any bedding as this is all included in the accommodation. There are two double and two single beds. Our self-catering luxury lodge sleeps up to 6 guests, a great choice for getting together with friends and family.

Our Wigwam cabins are equipped with comfortable mattresses but you will need to bring along your own bedding. If you don’t have room in the car, why not hire one of our optional extras? We have double and single bedding packs available for hire from as little as £10 per stay.

Whichever Northumberland camping or glamping accommodation you choose, you’ll be pleased to know that we have a low noise policy across our Hadrian’s Wall campsite so you can be sure of a great night’s sleep. We have three various options in our Wigwam cabins – choose a Running Water glamping with hot tub, Big Chief or Wee Brave Wigwam Cabin which you can find out more about here


Table & Camping Chairs

Don’t forget a table and camping chairs, particularly for sitting outside when the weather is kind! There are simply wonderful views surrounding our campsite in Northumberland and we are in such an advantageous spot being located just 1 mile from Hadrian’s Wall. Our Wigwam cabins and luxury lodge each come equipped with an outdoor picnic bench, so you won’t need to bring along any extra chairs unless you fancy relaxing in a sun lounger! Having moveable chairs is perfect for dark sky glamping and enjoying the dark skies of Northumberland. We offer fire pits for hire so that you can keep warm whilst star gazing.

Camp fire

Mallet & Pegs

This one only applies to those pitching up a tent – don’t forget to bring a mallet and pegs, this is an essential item to make sure you can pitch up your tent safely and securely. But if by any chance you forget, please don’t stress - our friendly wardens will do everything they can to get you pitched safely.

Clothing & Footwear

Living in Britain, we never know what weather we’ll be graced with and when camping in Northumberland you may see some rain so please don’t forget to pack plenty of waterproof clothing such as jackets and trousers. It’s a good idea to pack plenty of layers such as fleece, jumpers and hats if colder days are expected or you want to stay up stargazing whilst dark sky glamping, all dependent of what time of year you visit. Suitable footwear is a must, particularly for the great walks in Northumberland – many of our guests love to explore Hadrian’s Wall and other famous landmarks in the area. It can be muddy so make sure you bring plenty of spares. Our Wigwam cabins now have large outdoor storage boxes, perfect for storing those muddy boots.


Kitchen Essentials

You’ll need plenty of kitchen essentials if you’re camping with us. Our Wigwam cabins are equipped with a microwave, kitchen and fridge but you’ll need your own crockery and pans. We have croc boxes available for hire for £10 a stay if you want to take the easy option, as well as gas and charcoal BBQ’s. Check out our optional extras page if you want to travel light.

Toiletries & Necessities

Our Running Water Wigwam cabins have their own toilet and sink but otherwise when glamping in Northumberland at Herding Hill Farm please ensure that you are equipped to shower or wash in our luxury amenities block. There is nothing more annoying than getting undressed in the shower and realising you have forgotten your towel! Thankfully our hot-water showers are free so you don’t need to remember your spare change. Our facilities are 5-star so you can be sure of hotel standard. There is under-floor heating and we even have baths in the ladies and family bathrooms so if you fancy a soak after a long walk on Hadrian’s Wall please don’t forget your bubble bath. As a special treat why not hire our sauna for private use? Also available for free at certain times daily on request.

Download our handy camping checklist here and tick off each item whilst packing!

Roaring fire