Herding Hill Farm Touring & Camping Site

“Glorious moorland location close to Hadrian's Wall” - AA Inspector



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In an idyllic rural location with dark skies and gorgeous sunsets, above Haltwhistle and very close to Hadrian's Wall, this beautifully developed dog friendly campsite is geared to families and offers a mix of accommodation. Amenities include excellent grass tent pitches, spacious, serviced hardstandings, a 6-berth lodge, family friendly wigwam cabins (some with toilets and hot tubs), and a luxury glamping area exclusively for adults. The upmarket amenity block is ultra-modern – with accessible family bathroom, private bathrooms (with baths in the ladies) sauna, laundry, underfloor heating, and an indoor campers’ kitchen. There is a small, licensed shop selling local produce, children’s playground, BBQ hut for hire, animal petting farm, and a scenic dog walk. Additional facilities include fire pits and BBQs for hire, croc boxes, linen, stargazing kits, and free WiFi. Pizzas are available on Friday evenings in season. Ideal for exploring Hadrian’s Wall; the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus stops at the campsite entrance (April to October).

Herding Hill Farm Touring & Camping Site
Shield Hill, HALTWHISTLE, NE49 9NW


  • Playground
  • Sports field
  • Launderette
  • Ice pack facility
  • Fast food/takeaway
  • BBQ
  • Picnic Area
  • Wifi available
  • Baby bathing/changing
  • Baby Care
  • Motorvan service point
  • Calor Gas
  • Camping Gaz
  • Battery Charging
  • Toilet fluid
Opening times
  • Open all year
Site Information
  • Total Touring Pitches: 23
  • Caravan Pitches Available
  • Motorhome Pitches Available
  • Tent Pitches Available

About the area

Discover Northumberland

If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.

Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.

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