Whether you’re planning to come to Hadrian’s Wall Country on a short-stay walking holiday, an organised rambling trip or simply plan to explore some of the beautiful countryside during your weekend or mid-week stay, glamping or camping at Herding Hill Farm is an ideal base.
Our Hadrian's Wall campsite offers a range of additional facilities and services to help make your stay more comfortable. You’ll find somewhere warm and dry to hang wet clothing, a place for your muddy boots, details of local walks, and information on public transport to and from start/finish points along your chosen routes. We also have bath tubs in our ladies’ facilities and family bathroom, and a unisex sauna that is free to use on Fridays and Saturdays (between Good Friday and late October). During the high season it is also free to use on Wednesdays and can be hired for exclusive use at any time.
No need to cook - our homemade pizzas are available most Friday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm (between Good Friday and late September). During busy periods they are also available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings. There are also lots of takeaways in Haltwhistle, many of which offer delivery to the site.
For a selection of printable local walk ideas please see www.walkinginengland.co.uk/northumberland
National Trail – Hadrian’s Wall Path
An unbroken 84 mile (135 Km) signposted footpath stretching coast-to-coast and crossing England, from Wallsend in the North East to Bowness-on-Solway in the North West.
Following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, it passes through some of England’s most beautiful and dynamic landscapes, from rolling fields and rugged moorland to the vibrant cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle. There’s history every step of the way, as well as a few cosy pubs!
Herding Hill Farm is positioned midway, within Northumberland, close to some of the best parts of Hadrian's Wall and is one of the best stargazing spots in the UK. Our campsite near Hadrian's Wall is less than 1-mile from Cawfields Quarry, where Hadrian’s Wall hangs on the edge of the sheer crags of the Whin Sill.
The Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site have created a set of circular walks along the trail. This set of walks and itineraries present some of the best walking in Hadrian’s Wall Country and can be downloaded HERE.
National Trail - The Pennine Way
A 268 mile (429 Km) walking route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. Steeped in history, it crosses some of the finest wild upland landscapes in England, from the Peak District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviots.
The Trail passes through three National Parks, The North Pennines AONB, two National Nature Reserves and 20 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The variety of habitats make it one of the best places in Europe to observe birds, like breeding waders in the spring and early summer.
Herding Hill Farm is positioned less than 1-mile from the section of walk that passes by Cawfields Quarry.
Official National Trail guidebooks are produced by Aurum Press and are regularly updated with all details checked by trail managers. The books include sections of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps and are the very best accompaniment to your walk. You can buy them from the NATIONAL TRAILS SHOP.