Can I park my car next to my Wigwam® cabin?
Yes, one vehicle may be parked for free next to the Wigwam® cabin. If you need to bring an extra car we do have a visitors car park approximately 150 yards from your glamping pod North East and there is a charge of £5 per car per night subject to availability. Please note that we only have a small visitors car park and we cannot guarantee that there will be space for additional vehicles. The road outside our Northumberland campsite is not suitable for kerbside parking.
What are the arrival and departure times for Herding Hill Farm Wigwam® cabins?
When glamping Northumberland, your Wigwam® will be ready from 3pm on arrival day. If you are going to arrive later than 8pm please let us know. Departure time on your last day is 10am at the latest.
What facilities do you have for babies?
We have baby changing facilities, including baths, in the main amenity block. There is also a family bathroom with bath. We offer travel cost and high chairs for hire, simply call us on 01434 320175 to add onto your booking.
What does it mean by Low Noise Policy site?
Herding Hill Farm is one of best campsites in Northumberland and has built a reputation on being a peaceful location at which to enjoy your stay glamping North East. 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 when glamping Northumberland at Herding Hill Farm.
What is included in each Wigwam® cabin as standard?
Each of our glamping pods North East come with the following as standard (included in the tariff): heating, lighting, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge, mattresses, power sockets, picnic table and parking space for 1 car.
What are the Wigwam® cabin Optional Extras?
Wigwam cabin extras are optional and are not included in the standard tariff. You can find a full list of extras, which can be ordered at the time of booking, or added afterwards by calling us on 01434 320175, by clicking HERE. These include bedding, crockery boxes, fire pits and BBQs to help make your packing easier if space in the car is tight.
Do you offer dog-friendly glamping Northumberland?
Yes, you can bring your dog by prior arrangement. We allow up to two dogs per Wigwam® cabin. A cleaning charge applies. 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 Wigwams. We have a picturesque 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 dog friendly attractions Northumberland.
Are your Wigwam® cabins warm?
Yes! Each Wigwam® cabin is fully heated with an electric heater. They are particularly well insulated and retain the heat. That is why our Wigwam® cabins can be booked 365 days a year and are suitable for Christmas glamping. We also offer fire pits for hire outdoors. Please note that our 5-star Northumberland campsite sits within the Whin sill valley of Hadrian's Wall and can get very windy. We would advise all our guests to pack for every weather eventuality when glamping Northumberland, no matter what the forecast.
Is there public transport to Herding Hill Farm?
Herding Hill Farm is in a rural location but is great 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 our Hadrian's Wall campsite. This service operates seasonally between Easter and the end of October and operates between Hexham and Haltwhistle stopping at the major Hadrian's Wall attractions along the B6318 Military Road.
The nearest train station is at Haltwhistle (approx. 1.5 miles away) from where you can catch a train to Carlisle or to Newcastle. Herding Hill Farm is in a perfect location for camping Haltwhistle. There is a car park at the train station and electric vehicle charging points. The Stagecoach 685 bus operating every half an hour between Carlisle and Newcastle also stops in Haltwhistle, as well as other Tyne valley towns such as Hexham and Corbridge. Whilst it is only 1.5 miles from Herding Hill Farm into Haltwhistle the walk should not be attempted in the dark and includes a steep climb on the return. There are a number of taxi firms in Haltwhistle, please call into Reception for their telephone numbers.
Where are your nearest supermarkets?
Haltwhistle (1.5 miles away) has a couple of supermarkets and a number of independent stores including a great butchers. 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.
Hexham is a 15-minute drive away and has a range of supermarkets, including Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose and am M&S Food Hall. There is a great market on a Saturday and a range of independent stores.
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 campsite and of course our petting farm animals, including our alpacas Mamba, Knight and Minstrel, our donkey Coco, Ginger and Chilli our piglets, Robin our Shetland pony as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, goats and hens. Please ask staff about the Northumberland attractions in the area, of which there are many to choose from. Our dark skies means that our stargazing pods Northumberland are perfect for dark sky glamping.
What is the nearest pub serving food?
The Milecastle Inn is the nearest pub, less than one 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 scenic beer garden, unfortunately they are not allowed inside. As we are ideal for Haltwhistle camping why not head down into Haltwhistle along the beautiful Haltwhistle Burn for more dog-friendly and family-friendly pubs, cafes and takeaways? Please don't attempt the walk back to Herding Hill Farm from Haltwhistle in the dark. We can recommend local taxis.
Do you accept Stag/Hen Parties at Herding Hill Farm
Sorry, we do not accept stag or hen parties. As a low noise policy site, we have families and couples who book with us for some quality time at our Northumberland campsite. Also, as per our terms and conditions, we don’t allow any music to be played by our guests that can be heard outside of their glamping pods North East.
Is there free WIFI on site?
Yes, free WIFI is available on site for all guests. However, due to the rural location of our Northumberland campsite 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, Herding Hill is ideal for camping Haltwhistle as you can walk down into the village; it’s approximately 1.5 miles down the road at Shield Hill or via Halthwistle Burn which is more scenic but a lot rougher underfoot. Both walks include a steep cllmb back up to Herding Hill Farm. There is also the AD122 bus seasonal (Easter through October) service, which stops at the entrance to our Hadrian's Wall campsite. Herding Hill Farm is perfect for camping Haltwhistle.
Hexham (15 minutes drive) and Corbridge (25 minutes drive) both have a large selection of independent boutiques, galleries, cafes and shops.
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, open fires or the use of BBQs as firepits is not allowed. We do have gas and charcoal BBQs and fire baskets available to hire. Click HERE to find out more.
Are there cutlery, plates, bowls and cups in the Wigwam® cabins?
Our Wigwam® cabins have a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and a heater but we do not supply cutlery and crockery as standard. We do hire out a crockery/cutlery box for £10 per stay. Click HERE for a list of Optional Extras. Give us a call on 01434 320175 if you would like to add a croc box onto your booking.
How far is Herding Hill Farm from Hadrian's Wall?
If you’re looking for Hadrian’s Wall glamping, then our Hadrian's Wall campsite in Northumberland is the perfect choice! Ideally located just 1 mile from Hadrian’s Wall and a short drive from The Sill, National Landscape Discovery Centre. You have the luxury of enjoying all that this wonderful location has to offer. Just 1.5 miles from Haltwhistle which is known as the Centre of Britain, located between the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle, we are also perfect for camping Haltwhistle. The closest Hadrian's Wall location to Herding Hill Farm is Cawfields Quarry with walks West to Walltown Country Park (cafe seasonally) along the wall or East to the Twice Brewed Inn and the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre where there is a cafe, shop and exhibition space.