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
Lots of walks available from the site, really peaceful. Would recommend and revisit.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
The site was in a beautiful location with many walks and cycling paths nearby. It was also situated near a river with fishing rights.
The site was clean, tidy and well maintained although I think two showers when the site is full would be insufficient.
I'd visit the site again but was surprised at a rather hostile reception when we arrived, not at all as friendly as we have experienced elsewhere! Our friends experienced the same too...
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break
This site was so much better than we were expecting, I urge everyone to go and stay a while just to recharge your batteries. The place was spotless and considering the management had no assistants to help and they were working 24/7 we could not fault their welcome or the effort they put in. Plenty of walks so we didn't move our Motorhome of site, there is a little bus just up the hill (Park Village Bypass road) into Haltwhistle that leaves at 9.50am and returns around 12ish if you don't want to walk. If you go out the site and take the first right there is a little farm to buy fresh free range eggs from (�1.20 for 6) yummy! If you continue along that lane and turn right along the river just before the castle there is a lovely walk to the old POW camp and past Featherstone Castle.
It is a nice flat site with easy parking and plenty of birdlife and nature including woodpeckers, owls, herons, grebes etc. We can't thank Keith and Sue enough for all their hard work and please don't believe any negative reviews you read...just go and visit it yourself, we will be back!
PS if you want fun fairs, amusements or water parks ... Go somewhere else..
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
The site had only just opened for the start of the season. There had been some work done during the closed season. The road around the site had recently been tarmacked, and all pitches hard standing with gravel. Some pitches looked to have drainage problems. We was on pitch 13 which was a lovely position. Only 2 showers in both the men's and ladies, so I chose to use our own facilities. The toilet block was always kept spotless. A nice walk into Haltwistle on the local cycle track. 2 half miles. Its a lovely place with very friendly people. We tried to get a taxi back as time was getting on but it appears they only have 2 taxi firms that don't run on an eve so we walked back. Nothing about locally, so you do need your car. If you like walking there are lots of walks from the site.
We did different stages of Hadrians Wall which can be walked to from the site approx. 5 miles. It is certainly a beautiful part of the country. The road to the site is narrow, and on leaving we was met with a large tanker. Very tight, and bit worrying with the branches overhanging. Luckily we didn't sustain any damage. Will return again for definate
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles