Take a break in the North of England this June
Few places are more beautiful than the North of England, especially in the early days of summer. From the sparkling lakes and winding trails of Cumbria to the golden beaches of Northumberland, this captivating corner of the British Isles is nothing short of magnificent.
So why not come camping with us and enjoy a summer spectacle in the North of England? Whatever tickles your fancy - a relaxing lake cruise, an exploratory ramble, a spot of afternoon tea, or a bit of everything - we'll give you front row seats to some of Northern England's best kept secrets.
Hareshaw Linn Walk, Northumberland
There are plenty of reasons to book a last-minute escape to our Bellingham Club Site, cast out in the magnificent Northumberland National Park. Here's another one: it's less than a mile from the start of Hareshaw Linn Walk - a gorgeous 3-mile leg stretch that takes in ancient woodland, an old foundry, oodles of bridges and a lovely waterfall. away.
Gondola Walk and Cruises, Cumbria
For the ultimate grand day out, how does a Steam Yacht Gondola grab you? The National Trust's popular walkers' cruise whisks you across sparkling Coniston Water on a delightful Victorian steam-powered yacht. Once you've alighted, enjoy a leisurely lakeside walk all the way back to Coniston before heading back to camp at Braithwaite Fold, a gorgeous site on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Beadnell Bay Sand Dunes Walk, Northumberland
Northumberland might be famous for its hills and dales, but don't forget its magnificent dunes. Starting from our coastal Beadnell Bay site, stroll along the sweeping arch of Beadnell Bay to High Newton-by-the-Sea, enjoying spectacular views of sand dunes and sparkling waters as you go. Unless you fancy a paddle, look out for a slight detour to cross the Long Nanny Burn, which runs across the sands down to the sea.
Embleton Bay, Northumberland
Somewhere between Northumberland's captivating coast and countryside is Embleton, a delightful pocket village. But don't be fooled by its size. Embleton has a herculean beach in the form of Embleton Bay, a gloriously wide sandy stretch flanked by the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. With rarely a soul to disturb the peace, this is a gorgeous place to while away a few relaxing hours. Stay at nearby Dunstan Hill campsite, a short coastal stroll from the bay.
Alnwick Castle & Gardens Tour, Northumberland
Castles, rose gardens, valley walks, and a welcoming wine reception. Can camping in Northumberland get any better? We've brought all the highlights together in a delightful camping package designed to celebrate Northumberland's spectacular must-sees. The magnificent Alnwick Castle and Gardens is the centrepiece - famous for its starring role as a film set for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Pitch up at our glorious Bellingham Club Site, gateway to Northumberland's ancient secrets.
Cragside House and Gardens, Northumberland
Billed as a wonder of its age, Cragside House was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It's perhaps not surprising, given who lived there: Lord Armstrong, inventor, visionary, pioneer, and a maker of ingenious gadgets. Perched on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, with a vast rock garden and sprawling grounds, this is a startling glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of Victorian discovery. Later, relax and reflect at our quiet coastal Dunstan Hill Club Site.
A World in Miniature Museum, Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Cumbria
This remarkable garden centre near Carlisle is quite the attraction. There's afternoon tea, butchers' produce, a craft shop, even Scalextric and Airfix displays (and garden supplies, of course). Then there's the marvellous World in Miniature Museum - one of the world's best collections of quality miniatures boasting incredible craftsmanship, including the world's smallest teddy bear! Don't worry, magnifying glasses are provided. It's a scenic half-hour drive from our lovely Haltwhistle Club Site.
Wensleydale Creamery, Yorkshire
Visit the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, handcrafted at The Wensleydale Creamery in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. See the cheese-makers in action, tour the picturesque premises, and take home your own wedge of creamy, crumbly deliciousness. Sample the goods back at Barnard Castle, our glorious tree-lined Club Site on the north eastern edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Garden Station, Northumberland
Quirky and vibrant, the Garden Station at Langley-on-Tyne is full of pleasant surprises. Once a working railway station, the sun-speckled Langley woods have reclaimed much of its original structure, leaving a network of glorious gardens with Victorian stonework, sculptures, and a woodland walk, framed by blooming borders and scented woodland foliage. Continue the theme back at Haltwhistle Club Site, a tranquil setting tucked away in the North Pennines' Bellister Wood.
Fishing at Haltwhistle, Northumberland
"It was THIS big!" Here at Haltwhistle Club Site you won't have to travel far in search of a sizeable catch. Located in the heart of the National Trust's Bellister Castle Estate, the well-stocked River Tyne runs adjacent to the site and boasts fantastic salmon and trout fly fishing from 16th June - 4th November. When you're not casting out, enjoy one of Haltwhistle Rings' spectacular walks - including a superb five-mile jaunt to Hadrian's Wall.
Sea Fishing at Beadnell Bay, Northumberland
Our magnificent coastal Club Site sits just behind the dunes and sands of Beadnell Bay. The adjacent beach makes a cracking spot from which to cast out in search of cod, ling, pollock, mackerel and sea bass. Talk about fresh catch! Beadnell Bay Club Site has an on-site tackle shop and stunning views, with the Northumberland coast in one direction and the distant Cheviot Hills in the other. Later, get the barbeque going and enjoy the panorama with your own catch of the day.