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