Pitch in a lovely clearing in the forests of Northumberland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark.
Haltwhistle Club campsite’s setting in a clearing in Bellister Wood makes it the ideal get-away-from-it-all camping destination. The wood, once part of the Bellister Castle Estate, is now managed by the National Trust and is a haven for wildlife and you could find yourself sharing your pitch with rabbits and birds, including woodpeckers.
This 50 pitch site betwixt the Northumberland National Park and North Pennines is surrounded by magnificent walking and cycling country. The Haltwhistle Rings – a series of 22 local walks is one way to take in the local scenery. Hadrian’s Wall, five miles from the campsite, offers walking opportunities along with Kielder Water and Forest Park which has a 27-mile track around the shore of the lake. Water sport lovers can sail, canoe and water ski here too.
Back at Haltwhistle campsite, the adjacent River Tyne provides fishing for those with the appropriate rod licence.
After a day cycling or walking or enjoying some of the area’s many attractions our secluded campsite among the trees is a peaceful oasis to relax and unwind. The modern facilities include showers and toilets, a laundry and washing up area. If you need to re-fuel, the Wallace Arms is in walking distance.
Access and SatNav Advice
Narrow and steep approach road to site.
Some all-weather pitches are available, but steel awning pegs are required for some.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora or fauna. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
A farmers' market is held at Greenhead Village Hall on the second Sunday of each month.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Fishing (rod licence required)
Designated dog walk
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Club Site Wi-fi
A lovely site by the river. There are excellent walks from the site. It is a good base for exploring Hadrian's Wall but beware of the �4 car parking if you are not spending much time on the Wall. It is a short drive into Haltwhistle where there is plenty of free street parking near the bus stop for Newcastle/Hexham and Carlisle. On a wet day I went to Newcastle to see the museum and art gallery. Excellent market. Long but scenic route. I caught the train back to Hexham and the Wall bus AD122 which is summer only. Another lovely ride along the Wall. Another day I went into Carlisle - again, good museum. The only criticism was poor wifi in my spot. However, the warden sorted me out with a good spot the following day. Will definitely return here to explore further. There would be good cycling also.
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
What a Gem of a site, hidden away next to the river yet in the centre of all there is to see in the area.I had a great time (despite the weather) thanks to the staff who were excellent!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We had a nice stay, we were a bit dubious as there are no facilities, such as play park, for kids. In reality though there was enough for them to do out and about, the river Tyne runs very close to the site so younger kids need to be watched but our eldest loved it. The site was clean and we were shown to a pitch as usual and asked to set up tent in certain way to avoid bare patches from a well used pitch. I would and will recommend this to my family.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break
Excellent site next to the river with some lovely walks, staff friendly informed. Facilities very clean. Stayed there twice and happy with both visits.
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples
Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles