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.
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. 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 (licence may be required)
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
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
Set in woodlands by the river, the site has a real 'away from it all' feel. It's within easy walking distance of Haltwhistle and ideal for accessing Hadrians Wall but there are also many local walks direct from the site. It's also close to North Pennines AONB so there is loads to enjoy near the site.
The facilities are very clean and well kept though not as numerous as some other sites. However, they seemed very little used by other campers when I was there so I normally had the whole washroom to myself!
It also has very helpful wardens who changed my wheel for me when I had a flat tyre and discovered that wheel changes weren't covered by the Renault emergency cover that came along with the new vehicle last year. It changed what could have been a very difficult and expensive situation for me in to a much more manageable one. Very many thanks!
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Site right next to South Tyne River so wonderful for wildlife, whilst fairly sheltered by woodland. Immediately south are the North Pennines, & the Pennine Way passes quite close by. Lots of less arduous walking and cycling nearby though, including South Tyne Trail, and several small towns worth visiting, as well as Hadrian's Wall & lots of "Roman" sites.
The facilities were spotless, as one expects from Club sites, though not the newest or poshest, though I don't mind that for myself.
I suspect the access scares some people, both the road to the site, and the site's own access track are steep, narrow and bendy. Even in my small campervan I was very cautious, as the tarmac on the public highway was quite worn. If you meet towing units someone has to go off the road, and then it can be difficult to get back on. Still for me that is a price worth paying for such a lovely spot to camp.
The club has recently spent money on upgrading the tarmac and drainage on site, so hopefully it intends to keep this site in its books, so I can return in the future.
I telephoned to book, and arrived, on a day when I was unwell, and needed help. Not only did I get that in spades, it was offered with the cheery smiles, which one comes to expect from Club Site staff. It was particularly appreciated that day since I had received a very unhelpful reply earlier when ringing another Club site nearby.
So I was even more impressed when I realised that the Site Managers had no cover whilst I was there, early in the season, and were having to work day in day out! Come on Club, your Site staff make all the difference to the success of the sites, don't take them for granted! Everyone needs a day off on a regular basis, surely?
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We had a great few days with unreliable weather. The dog walk in the woods is the most interesting I have come across.. variety, wildlife and plenty of space.
The managers work very hard to create a welcoming atmosphere and environment. Clean tidy, plenty of hot water. We loved it.The site is well placed for Hadrian's Wall but be ready to pay a lot for parking along its route. Haltwhistle itself has shops for most needs.Really friendly people.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
as the weather was bad we were limited in our activities but did take advantage of the site recommendations to visit a local dog friendly pub in HaltwhistleThe Black Bull where we enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch with the friendly locals and staff. Highly recommend a visit.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles