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"Pitch in a lovely clearing in the forests of Northumberland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark."
Haltwhistle Club Site is in a clearing of Bellister Wood, once the property of Bellister Castle Estate and now managed by the National Trust. You are likely to share your pitch in this lovely location with a large variety of birds, including woodpeckers.
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There are such lovely walks from the Site
and the facilities are good. - Ruth Astle
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Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club SiteBurnfoot Park VillageHaltwhistleNorthumberlandNE49 0JP
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Keith Travill, Susan Travill
Hi, Just returned from a very peaceful week at this hideaway site it is so peaceful the birds waken you up, toilet block is old but very very clean and plenty hot water, the site is really lovely and tidy but has a river running to the side of it not really great if you have kids with you no play area for kids either so not a lot for kids to do here, great walking areas for the walkers and close to Hadrians Wall which is ideal, there's a co-op & Sainsburys in Haltwhistle and a good chippy plus a few other shops, will return again............
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Hi, Just got back from this site after being there for a week.
Lovely quiet and peaceful hideaway site ideal for older couples i would say not really suitable for children as it is next to a very fast flowing river, plenty to see and do around the area ideal for walkers, the Town it self has a Co op & Sainsburys stores plus a good chippy, toilets are old but very clean plenty of hot water. Will go back to this site again..
This was my first time in a (hired) Motorhome and because of snow closing another site, we were relieved that Hatwhistle could accommodate us for an extra two nights from originally booked. Thank you so much for saving our holiday!!!
The site is very scenic and secluded, but not far from Haltwhistle for pubs and shopping. The facilities are a shower / toilet block and small shop / reception, all of which are scrupulously clean. The shop has a few essentials such as milk, eggs and toiletries.
The Site is locked 11pm-7am and we felt very safe and slept soundly.
The access is via a minor road then a steep track, we had snow on two nights and I was concerned about access but everything was fine.
We were efficiently checked in and shown how to hook up (as we are novices) and the waste disposal facilities etc explained. There is a Motorhome service point to empty and re-fill water, which was really useful.
Other users were all very considerate and we had a great time. I would definately recommend and return here.
DATE STAYED: March 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Just spent 5 nights on this site. Very central for visiting Hadrians Wall and other historic sites. So many walks nearby and from the site itself. Toilets basic but clean and warm. Wonderful dog friendly pub just up the road Wallace Arms, Featherstone well worth a visit real ale and lovely food. Dog got biscuits and bowl of water and made good use of the real fire in the bar area. Excellent time and can't wait to go back in the Spring.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
Great welcome to a very tidy and well laid out site. Given and shown a number of pitches to choose from for our large Montana tent. Site is very quiet and the 11o'clock rule is enforced, and during our 12 day stay it was never needed as everyone who used the site wanted peace and quiet and got it. The only noise came from the river, the birds and the cattle and sheep from the other side of the river. Getting around the historic sites and local towns is very easy from the site, you can be on the wall within 15 minutes.
One of the most restful sites we have ever used, felt more like a hideaway site. Will go back again.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Really enjoyed our stay at this site! What a peacefull location. The only down side for me was the hard standing we were on! down the left hand side. it was rock hard. So I would recommend the right hand side, or the middle. Great dog walk...
DATE STAYED: August 2009
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
This site was the most unwelcoming site we have ever been on in thirty years of camping. The warden who took us to our pitch did not crack his face and proceeded to instruct my husband to park precisely parallel to the all caravans giving us a lovely view of our next door neighbours toilet window. The following afternoon we came back to find the next door neighbour on the other side had parked his car on our pitch forcing us to park within 6 feet (not 6 metres!)of next doors toilet window. Whilst I fully appreciate that there has to be consideration for all users views when pitching, our VW campervan is only as big as an estate car and the main viewing window is on the side.In this instance we had the river in front of us
and nothing but the toilets behind us so would have liked to park parallel to the river. However it appeared the wardens priority was to have a "neat site" rather than happy customers! The most common complaint we have heard on club sites is the way people are spoken to and treated by wardens. The "friendly" club is not how a lot of people would describe it and for this reason contemplate cancelling their membership. However, what I am realising is that the different wardens on each site can treat people differently - hence the varying reviews for each site.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
This was our first visit to the site and we enjoyed it so much we will be returning again in the not too distant future. The site is set in beautiful countryside near a river with an excellent dog walk and very friendly staff.On arrival my husband discovered that he had left the electric hook up at home. The site warden kindly lent us one of his own and could'n have been more helpful. The site is great for people who love peace, quiet and tranquility.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
We would like to say a big thenk you to the staff at this club site. When we stayed for one night on our way home the site had been flooded at one end (naturally the end we were booked to stay on!!!) The staff moved us to an alternative pitch taking great care to consider the needs of our two elderly dogs. They were really helpful and took a lot of time and trouble to cater for our needs. This is exactly why we are members!!! Thank you all.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The Club would like to advise our members and visitors that the generator mentioned in some reviews is not always in use - it was only a temporary measure while there were some local electricity grid problems.
lovely quiet secluded site near the river and woods, which are perfect for dog walks, although you will need tweezers as there are loads of ticks, which made a home on our 2 cockers, even though they have very short coats..toilet blocks are lovely and warm , showers are red hot , there is 2 rows of sinks, but would have been nice if they had been private with a door or curtain on .assistant manager and his wife are really friendly and happy to help in anyway.there is no play area , so this was a great site for us, no screaming children tearing about..
Nice site in a wooded clearing. River to one side (think midges/gnats)! Lovely dog walk. Wardens keep the place nice/clean/etc but are a bit hampered as the shower/toilet block could do with a bit of an upgrade. Two showers (2 male/2 female) - OK off season but may be a problem peak season. Block has a heater - nice touch.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
This is a wonderful peaceful and secluded site, which we found very relaxing. Hadrians wall 5 miles away, with museums and forts all within easy travelling distance. Definately one which we would return to.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Don't arrive before 12pm as access is narrow, if you have 3 or 4 units arriving at once you may be stuck on the main road as they only let 1 unit in at a time while booking in, and 1warden showing you where to pitch, so you could be in for a little wait, after the booking in that was the last we saw of the wardens except when showing people to their pitch, we pitched next to a tent with kids who played football everyday, and the ball always under the caravans, kids on bikes going a round the site the wrong way even running after cars, as there was nothing for kids they had to entertain themselves, would go back but only when the kids at school, dog walk brill,nice fish shop in haltwhistle. 2 showers In toilet block, no private cubicles but are clean and warm,
Very good site located in a countryside setting and very clean well kept, the staff were very welcoming, ideal location for walkers and cyclist. The only down point was the pitch the hard standing was very hard to put the pegs in for the awning and bent when we took them out of the ground â€“ next visit to the site we will be booking a grassed pitch but are limited. All in all the site was very good and worth a visit.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This is a lovely peaceful site that is situated next to the South Tyne. There are 50 pitches with a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches. Although its a small site the facilites are very good. There is a small shop, laundry room and very clean & warm toilets and showers which are free. The dog walk was wonderful and Ailsa really enjoyed the large pool that she could swim in. The Wallace Arms is a short walk away and a lovely pub with good food and it welcomes dogs. There are loads of sights to see a short drive away. The site appeals to older couples but families would struggle as there is no childrens play area and ball games arent allowed on site. This suited us down to the ground though. All in all highly recommended.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
Had a lovely break there, the only thing that spoilt it was the condition of the road round the site. It was like a mud bath with potholes in it. There was a pile of stone in a corner of the site, but it was not used to fill the potholes in. The area in front of the reception/amenities block never dried out as it got no sun, this meant mud was trailed into the toilets etc. The pitches in the centre or on the river bank are best, they get most of the sunshine. The pitches under the trees got none at all. We would go again once the drainage problem is sorted out.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
We have stayed at the site 3 times now,but this was the first time in 12 months. It is still as nice as it was the first time we went,the site managers are excellent & very friendly & helpful.The site is 1st class for dog owners,with excellent riverside walks.The Wallace Arms is a very dog friendly pub only a short drive or walk from the site,the food is good & not over priced, the landlord and staff are excellent. In Haltwhistle there is a very good cafe called The Old Fort which serves good food & an excellent All Day Breakfast a good fish & Chip shop The Black Bull pub lets dogs in.Its a very good area for walking,at least 3 of which follow the old railway line,one to a fantastic viaduct,there are leaflets at the club site or the very helpful Tourist office in Haltwhistle. The site is more of a " Hideaway site " & very very peaceful just the place for a relaxing break.will be going again soon!
A very pleasant site in an area of outstanding beauty. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Top quality fish and chips at Oceans in Haltwhistle. Not much in the local area. Went to the Wallace Arms for evening meal. Nice little pub but food was mediocre considering how many people had reserved a table. Some great cycling routes but very hilly. The South Tyne cycle trail is a frustrating experience due to the many gates and bizarre diversions.
We initially only booked for 7nts but the weather was superb so we stayed for 10! The staff were friendly and were able to extend our stay, even though it was over the Royal Wedding and Bank Holiday.What a peaceful and tranquil setting here, the sound from the woodpeckers was right on cue every evening around 6pm, you can see them in the woods if you're lucky as they are well camouflaged! Very picturesque here alongside the river.Fortunately we were at the very end of the site, so didn't experience much noise from the generator. Showers and facilities could do with a little update, but are very hot, powerful and clean. Hadrians Wall is nearby to explore and there are loads of walks and cycle tracks too, and there's a pub across the field which serves food too. Not much for children to do though, I think this site's best suited for adults. We will definitely like to stay here again, maybe when the bluebells are out as we were just a little too early. Very enjoyable, relaxing stay. Thank you.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
What a fabulous site, so quite and peaceful. Although this part of the world is limited to Roman ruins, the scenery is gorgeous. There are plenty of walks from and around the site but be aware they can be steep in places. The site itself is great and even if the facilities are dated they are kept very clean. I for one hope they keep their open air washing up sinks, so nice to look across the site whilst doing a mundane chore. Would certainly go again
DATE STAYED: August 2011
We spent a very pleasant week here in late July and it is an excellent location for exloring the local area, particularly for walking the Wall.
The site staff were friendly and helpful and made us welcome with plenty fo advice on where to eat, shop and get to public transport.
There's not much here for kids, with the result that there weren't many. Perfect if you like it quiet (we do!), but our 14 year-old was at a bit of a loose end.
Toilet and shower facilities were clean and functional, if a little run down, and there was always plenty of hot water. If you pitch too close to the shower blocks there is a constant unpleasant smell from the drains and a background hum from the generator, but these are minor niggles, really. Also you are next to a river and under trees so it can get a bit midgy in the evenings, but that's just part of being outside.
All in all, we had a very nice time and we will be going back.
The staff where brilliant and very welcoming. The area was of outstanding beauty. Fortunately we didn't take our children with us, as they would definitely have wanted to die of boredom. Although, we enjoyed walking the dogs. Basically if you love walking all day and you're not bothered about all weather conditions then you'll enjoy this place.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
Great site for history buffs,walking and cycling. For the latter the South Tyne Trail is close and going south to the viaduct and beyond is well worth it. The site has its drawbacks. The toilet block is up the the usual C&CC standards of cleanliness but nevertheless is past its sell by date. There is a sewage odour outside the block and the generator has an annoying hum for tent users pitched nearby.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
very nice site in secluded location wardens very friendly and helpful, good dog walk, the new hardstanding pitches were well thought of, and facilities kept clean and tidy
This campsite was a perfect little gem in the heart of Northumberland. Haltwhistle was a few miles from the site but a very good flat walk via the old railway lines. The locl pub The Wallace Arms which was about a good 10-15min walk was not only everything u would expect from a country pub but very friendly and the food was second to none. Overall i would rate this site as excellent, the faciltiies were in tip top condition and the staff were great. I would return to Haltwhistle without a second glance it was fab. I personally would not recommend to people who like a bit going on or families as it is secluded with limited events going on.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
We spent Easter break at Haltwhistle & what a joy it was, As we don't have kids we had been dreading the easter break but we hit lucky & there was only a couple of families. The site is basic & not much for kids on site. The view out to the river Tyne is lovely and the walking in the area is great. Haltwhistle town has everything you need. Site wardens very friendly & helpful. Toilet block very clean however could be a little bigger..Please also be ready for the steep hill in & out of the club site & the older hard standing pitches very dusty (or muddy in the rain). Will deffently visit again.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
THE MOST RELAXING WEEK FOR YEARS - WORKING IN A STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT 7 DAYS A WEEK IT WAS JUST HEAVEN - ON ARRIVAL THE GOOD LADY BOOKING US IN MADEA COMMENT THAT THE ONLY THING THAT WILL WAKE YOU UP IS THE BIRDS SINGING - HOW RIGHT SHE WAS PEACEFUL TO THE POINT OF HEAVEN - MY DADAND MYSELF THANK ALL 4 OF YOU FOR PEACE AND QUIET XX
We stayed here for two nights and the managers could not have been more helpful when our campervan broke down and had to be rescued by the AA. We had to come home by rental car and the site managers held our keys until the AA picked the van up - thank you so much for all your help!
As a caravan user for more than 4 decades and a user of mainly cls I found this larger site exellent for our needs as it is not to big and it was the nearest to where we wanted to be. the Welcome we had from the site managers was again exellent and they explained everything we wanted to know about for our stay. the setting for this site was a delight, you are greeted by lovely bird songs from quite a lot of different species and the countryside around is breathtaking. Thanks to the site managers for a lovely stay.
Nice welcome. Located alongside a river and surrounded by trees. Facilities are basic but clean and well maintained.All staff nice and helpful Idea location for those who are interested in the Roman occupation of the UK. 30 minutes from Carlisle, a must to visit.
The site was excellent the staff where excellent especially Jim Ellis who went above and beyond as this was our second trip in our caravan a few teething problems but Jim was excellent.
The walks are beautiful around the campsite very peaceful and tranqual. Will return in a flash fantastic.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
What a lovely site. There was no-one on site to greet us on arrival but the instructions left were first class.
The dog walk next to the site was perfect for our energetic dog, she just loved it.
The views from site are fantastic too and we could have sat by the river all day.
The facilities were good and very clean.
The only downside to this site is the electricity generator. If you are in a tent it's like like trying to sleep with someone mowing the grass all night. It was turned off for a short time during our stay and what a difference. You could only hear the birds and the river. Sadly, that only lasted about 30 minutes.
Despite this i'm sure we'll return soon.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Very good site warm welcome. Not much for kids but very peacefull. Would come again the toilets and showers were kept to a very high standard. My dog loved it. The hardstanding pitch is quite muddy so next time i will ask for a grass stand.
We have come up to Northumberland to do some walking and picked this site due to its proximity to Hadrian's Wall.
On arrival to the site we were greeted by friendly wardens. Our hardstanding pitch has views over the river Tyne and the site is peaceful and relaxing.
We would highly recommend this site to all campers and, apart from the fairly steep access, are unsure why its not open all year round.
The scenery during winter must be amazing!
DATE STAYED: October 2010
First time on a club site and very impressed. Clean site and good pitch space. Great welcome at reception and caravning neighbours who offered us a cup of tea whilst we put the tent up in the rain !
Good location for visiting Hadrians wall and museums and for heading out west to Gretna Green.
We even tried the outdoor pool at Haltwhistle
DATE STAYED: August 2010
First time visit already booked for 2nd one, really nice quiet site to relax, our dog liked the dog area and paddling in river, friendly staff.
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Nearest train station: Haltwhistle 2.5 miles
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