A warm welcome awaits you in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall

Touring and Tents - FAQs

What size pitches do you have for camping Northumberland?

  • 13 large (9m x 9m) hardstanding pitches with 13amp electric (3 of which are fully serviced with electric, waste and fresh water). These pitches are suitable for caravans, camper vans and motorhomes.
  • 5 medium (8m x 6m) grass pitches with 10amp electric. Please note this includes guy ropes.
  • 5 smaller (6m x 6m) grass pitches with 10amp electric. Please note this includes guy ropes.

To discover more about Herding Hill Farm camping and glamping site why not take a 360 degree tour by clicking HERE.

Can I park my car next to my tourer or tent pitch?

Yes, one vehicle may be parked for free next to your tourer or tent. If you need to bring an extra car we do have a car park less than 50 yards from your pitch and there is a charge of £5 per car 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.

What facilities do you have for babies?

We have baby changing facilities, including baths, in the main amenities building. We also have travel cots and high chairs for high so please give us a call on 01434 320175 if you would like to add one of these onto your booking.

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 Northumberland camping 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 one of the best campsites in Northumberland.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you can bring your dog by prior arrangement. We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs free of charge on our tent and touring pitches. Dogs must always be kept on a short lead and must not be left unattended at any time. To help you we have added sturdy dog rings to all our pitches. We have a scenic dog walk path on our Hadrian's Wall campsite but can also recommend several other walks suitable for dog walking in the local area. Please ask us for details. Please clean up after your dog, we have left poo bags by the dog litter bins around the site.

Our wardens are also able to advise as to local dog friendly pubs and attractions. The Milecastle Inn does not allow dogs inside but there is a large, scenic beer garden.

Is there public transport to Herding Hill Farm?

Herding Hill Farm is in a rural location and is perfect for camping Haltwhistle. 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 at the campsite entrance or at the Milecastle Inn, 0.5 miles away. Please note that the road from the Milecastle Inn to Herding Hill Fam is unlit and there are no pavements. This service operates seasonally between Easter and the end of October. Click HERE for the timetable. 

The nearest train station is at Haltwhistle (approx. 1.5 miles away), with trains running between Newcastle and Carlisle. The 685 Stagecoach bus from Newcastle to Carlisle (click HERE for timetable) also stops in Haltwhistle. Please note that whilst Haltwhistle is only 1.5 miles away it is a steep walk up to the campsite and is not recommended in the dark. There are no pavements or street lights. There are various taxi firms in Haltwhistle, please call us on 01434 320175 if you would like us to book you a taxi when camping Haltwhistle.

Where are your nearest supermarkets?

The nearest food options are located in Haltwhistle, 1.5 miles from Herding Hill Farm. When camping Haltwhistle, 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. There are a number of independent food shops in Haltwhistle including a great butchers.

Hexham is a 15 minute drive and has a larger selection of shops and supermarkets including a Waitrose and an M&S foodhall, as well as a regular Saturday farmers market.

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 petting farm animals, including our alpacas Mamba, Knight and Minstrel, our donkey Coco, Robin our Shetland pony, Ginger and Chilli our piglets, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, goats and hens. Please ask our knowledgeable wardens about local Northumberland attractions when camping Haltwhistle, 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 campsite and the pub is unlit and there is no pavement. We would suggest taking a torch at night and families may not consider the walk suitable for young children. Although dogs are allowed in the pub’s beer garden, unfortunately they are not allowed inside. Head down into Haltwhistle along the beautiful Haltwhistle Burn for more dog-friendly and family-friendly pubs, cafes and takeaways. We do not recommend walking back to Herding Hil Farm from Haltwhistle in the dark as there are no pavements or street lights. Taxis can be obtained in Haltwhistle on private hire for a modest cost, please enquire at Reception for our recommended taxi firms.

Do you accept Stag/Hen Parties at Herding Hill Farm?

Sorry, we do not accept Stag or Hen parties or groups of more than 8. As a low noise policy site, we have families and couples who book with us for some quality time camping Haltwhistle at our Northumberland 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 free 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, we are ideal for camping Haltwhistle as you can walk down into Haltwhistle from the campsite; it’s approximately 1.5 miles. Guests can choose a scenic (but rougher) walk down Haltwhistle Burn or access via the road at Shield Hill. Please note there is a steep climb back up to Herding Hill Farm whichever route you take. There is also the AD122 bus service, which stops at the site entrance and runs between Easter and October. .

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 fire pits, is not allowed. We do have gas and charcoal BBQs available to hire. Check out our Optional Extras page. We also have a BBQ hut for hire which is suitable for up to 20 people.