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An early-morning walk when Hadrian's Wall camping is a blessing for the whole day


Family walking in Northumberland

Walkers, Dogs & Hikers Welcome

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, our 5 star campsite is an ideal base. Access to Hadrian's Wall at Cawfields Quarry and the Hadrian's Wall Path is just 1 mile from the campsite entrance.

Our Hadrian's Wall campsite offers a range of additional facilities and services to help make your stay more comfortable. You’ll find: 

  • On-site laundry with somewhere warm and dry to hang wet clothing
  • A place for your muddy boots
  • An indoor campers kitchen with details of local walks and information on public transport to and from start/finish points along your chosen routes
  • Bath tubs in our ladies’ facilities and family bathroom
  • Unisex sauna that can be hired for exclusive use at any time with an hour's notice for £5 an hour

No need to cook - our homemade pizzas are available most Friday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm (between Good Friday and late October) subject to staff availability. During busy periods they may also be available on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. There are also lots of takeaways in Haltwhistle, many of which offer delivery to the site for a nominal charge.

For a selection of printable local walk ideas please see www.walkinginengland.co.uk/northumberland

The AD122 Hadrian's Wall bus stops at the campsite entrance to Herding Hill Farm and is a useful resource for those wanting to explore sections of the Wall. The AD122 stops at all the attractions along the wall between Haltwhistle and Hexham, allowing walkers to walk from East to West or vice versa and then use the bus to return without retracing your steps. The AD122 runs seasonally between April and October.

Walking along Hadrian's Wall

National Trail - Hadrian's Wall Path

If you would like to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall, the Hadrian's Wall Path is a coast-to-coast 84 mile (135 Km) signposted footpath.

The Hadrian's Wall Path is a relatively easy, well-signposted National Trail from Wallsend in the North East to Bowness-on-Solway in the North West. The closest location on the Hadrian's Wall Path to Herding Hill Farm is Cawfields Quarry, one mile away.

Following the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, the Hadrian's Wall Path 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, Northumberland offers plenty of accommodation on the Hadrian's Wall Path, positioned midway, just 1 mile from the Hadrian's Wall walk, close to some of the best parts of Hadrian's Wall and is one of the best stargazing spots in the UK. We are also a good base if you only want to walk parts of Hadrian's Wall.

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.

If you don't want to walk the whole of the Hadrian's Wall Path, 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.

Sign showing Penine Way and Cyclist

National Trail - 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.