What size pitches do you have?
Can I park my car next to my tourer or tent pitch?
Yes, one vehicle may be parked next to your tourer or tent. However, if the ground becomes too wet, we may ask you to move your car in to our car park, which is less than 50 yards from your pitch. If you need to bring a second car, this must be kept in the car park and will incur a charge of £5 per night.
What are the arrival and departure times for Herding Hill Farm touring and tent pitches?
Your pitch will be ready from 2pm on arrival day. If you are going to arrive later than 8pm please let us know. Departure time on your last day is noon at the latest. During our less busy low and mid-seasons, we may be able to provide you with an earlier arrival time. Please call to ask.
What facilities do you have for babies?
We have baby changing facilities, including baths, in the main amenities building.
What does it mean by Low Noise Policy site?
Herding Hill Farm has built a reputation on being a peaceful location at which to enjoy your holiday. We do not allow music or loud noise from any device that can be heard outside of your accommodation. Children must not play in the playground after 9pm and we ask for conversation-level noise only after 10.30pm. We do expect all guests to follow this policy so that everyone can relax and enjoy their time at Herding Hill Farm.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, you can bring your dog by prior arrangement. Dogs must always be kept on a lead and must not be left unattended at any time. We have a dog walk path on our campsite but can also recommend several other walks suitable for dog walking in the local area. Please ask us for details.
Our wardens are also able to advise as to local dog friendly pubs and attractions.
Is there public transport to Herding Hill Farm?
Herding Hill Farm is in a rural location. Having your own transport is a definite advantage. However, the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country bus from Hexham (approx. 17 miles away) via Haltwhistle, stops directly outside of our farm. This service operates seasonally between Easter and the end of September. Click HERE for the timetable. The nearest train station is at Haltwhistle (approx. 1.5 miles away).
Where are your nearest supermarkets?
The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury’s on Fair Hill in Haltwhistle. Sainsbury’s opening times are Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click HERE for their website.
There is also a Co-operative Food on Main Street in Haltwhistle. Co-operative opening times are Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm. Click HERE for their website.
What is there to do on Herding Hill Farm?
Herding Hill Farm nestles peacefully within the stone walls and rolling hills that slope gently south from Hadrian’s Wall. We have a children's playground, lovely scenic walks directly from our farm and of course our farm animals, including our alpacas Mamba, Knight and Minstrel, our donkeys Coco and Barney, Aaron and Alvin our goats, Robin the Shetland Pony, Bubble the Kunekune pig and some friendly hens. Please ask staff about attractions in the area, of which there are many to choose from.
What is the nearest pub serving food?
The Milecastle Inn is the nearest pub, just half a mile from Herding Hill Farm. It is a traditional family-run pub serving homemade food and fine real ales. The road between the farm and the pub is unlit so therefore we would suggest taking a torch. Although dogs are allowed in the pub’s beer garden, unfortunately they are not allowed inside. Head down into Haltwhistle for more pubs, cafes and takeaways.
Do you accept Stag/Hen Parties at Herding Hill Farm?
Sorry, we do not accept Stag, Hen or single-sex parties. As a low noise policy site, we have families and couples who book with us for some quality time at our campsite. Also, as per our terms and conditions, we don’t allow any music or loud noise from any device that can be heard outside of your accommodation.
Is there WIFI on site?
Yes, free WIFI is available on site for all guests. However, due to our rural location there can be issues with the free WIFI particularly when the site is full, so we do ask guests to bear this in mind. Our wardens will try to assist with any specific issues or requests, if you are trying to book somewhere to eat or wanted some local information.
Are you within walking distance to local shops?
Yes, you can walk down into Haltwhistle; it’s approximately 1.5 miles.
Can I use my own BBQ?
Yes, you can bring and use your own gas, charcoal or disposable BBQ, however these must be used safely and not placed on the grass or any wooden surface such as the table or decking.
Own fire pits, or the use of BBQs as firepits, is not allowed. We do have gas BBQs available to hire.