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Local Amenities

Local Amenities

Herding Hill Farm Camping and Glamping site is located just on the edge of Haltwhistle, a small town in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country. Often nicknamed the “Centre of Britain”, due to its geographical location, the town is ideally placed for camping Northumberland, and exploring the array of local heritage sites that the region has to offer.   

Haltwhistle town centre is 1.2 miles from Herding Hill Farm, which is just a 4-minute drive, or approximately 25-minute walk if you would prefer to explore on foot. You can reach the town centre on foot via the beautiful wooded valley that is Haltwhistle Burn, where you will see wildlife and discover the secrets of Haltwhistle’s industrial past.   Below we’ve noted a number of facilities and amenities, right here on our doorstep that you may find useful when staying with us. The Haltwhistle town directory also provides more information on local shops and services and there is a Tourist Information Centre close by. There is also plenty to see and do as you venture further afield.   

Local Shops and Supermarkets   

In the town centre you will find both a Sainsburys supermarket and a Coop, where you can purchase grocery items. There is also a small selection of local shops, including a butchers and post office. Just a 20 minute drive east along the A69 you will find the slightly larger town of Hexham, which has a Tesco Extra supermarket, a Waitrose and Aldi. Corbridge has a wonderful selection of independent shops, and approximately 35 miles west there is the city of Carlisle which has a range of supermarkets and high street shops. Newcastle and the Metro Centre are both less than an hours’ drive.   


Whether you’re looking for a pub with home-cooked food and local ales, a quick takeaway, a restaurant or lunch time café, Haltwhistle has a selection of dining options, all close to Herding Hill Farm. 

The Milecastle Inn is walking distance from the campsite but please note that there is no pavement and the road is not lit making it not suitable for young children or night-time walking. The Milecastle does not allow dogs indoors.

The fish and chip shop the Haltwhistle Fryery and other local takeaways will deliver to the campsite for a small charge if you pre-order. There are also some dog friendly eating options too. Please ask any of our site wardens for their personal recommendations.   

Outdoor and Leisure Facilities   

For swimming, sports classes and facilities, Haltwhistle Leisure Centre is just 1.7 miles from Herding Hill Farm. There are also 3 outdoor pools and water slides if you fancy some fun in the water. If you would like to explore the local area on foot, there are plenty of local walks, including the Haltwhistle Rings, where you can take in the beautiful surroundings. The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is also less than 1 mile from the site.   

Chemist and Medical Facilities   

In Haltwhistle town centre there is a Boots Chemist, and a doctors surgery. The nearest hospital should you need it is 17 miles away in Hexham.      


If travelling with a dog and you need assistance whilst on holiday, there is a local vet in the town centre.   

Transport Links   

 If you want to explore further afield without taking a car, there is a train station in Haltwhistle town centre which connects you to the main Carlisle to Newcastle line which stops at a number of the smaller towns and villages along the way. There is also a bus station which also operates a Carlisle to Newcastle service, again stopping at many of the local towns and villages.    In the Summer months the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus stops right outside the site entrance and allows you to visit the main attractions of the Wall without needing your car.    

Click here to visit the Haltwhistle Town Directory, featuring information about places to eat and drink, shopping, services and dog-friendly establishments. If you’re looking to venture further afield please check out our blog on Things to See and Do Near Herding Hill Farm.