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- A popular, friendly family-run site, set in National Park
Bellingham - Gateway to the Northumberland National Park
Base yourself at our campsite to discover the true spirit of Northumberland and relax in the warmth of the Northumbrian way. In the English Borders, this is an ideal base for outdoor life in the stunning Northumberland National Park and for exploring either the East or West coast. Our compact site has 70 level grass and hardstanding pitches, 4 camping Pods for hire, high quality facilities and free Wi-Fi. Children and pets are most welcome. The well-stocked on-site shop sells local produce and all the basics you might need.
The local bus stops at the site entrance, but there is so much to do without travelling far. For tasters, why not stroll into Bellingham a traditional Northumbrian village with its heritage centre, tourist information centre, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants? It only takes 20 minutes to get there. Have a bite to eat there before walking to the beautiful 30ft Hareshaw Linn waterfall. For a more challenging walk, the Pennine Way path runs past the site entrance.
Bring your fishing rod as just ten minutes’ walk away is the River North Tyne where you can fish for salmon. You can launch a canoe there or bring your golf clubs to play the challenging eighteen hole Bellingham course.
5 Stars by VisitEngland 2017
5 Gold Pennants by the AA 2017
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Otterburn (Northumberland) Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Rochester Northumberland: Village Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
9.5 miles Rochester (Northumb): Redesdale Arms Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
- Train stations
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 11.3 miles
11.3 miles Bardon Mill Rail Station — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Hexham Rail Station — 13.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Belvedere Ferry Landing — 10.0 miles
10.0 miles Leaplish Ferry Landing — 11.3 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 23.0 miles
From A69 take A6079. Turn left at the crossroads, then 2nd exit at the roundabout (B6320). All clearly signposted to Bellingham. The site is 11 miles on the left.
From A68 take B6320 turning to Bellingham go through village and over bridge, site is 1/2 mile on right.
Nearest bus stop is at the Site entrance and the railway station is in Hexham. The 880 Bus route runs from Hexham to Bellingham and extends to Kielder Forest and Water Park.
Lose yourself by bike or foot in the vastness of Kielder Water and Forest Park. Take the Osprey ferry across the water; look out for the nesting ospreys. Why not run the shoreline as part of Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon usually held in October? March as the Romans did on Hadrian's Wall and visit some of the best preserved Roman Forts in Britain at Housesteads, Vindolanda and Chesters. View the cosmos through the telescopes at the observatory or simply sit under England's darkest skies. There are many National Trust and English Heritage properties, e.g. Wallington, Cragside, Belsay and further afield is Alnwick with its famous Castle and Gardens. It's only a short drive or bus ride to Hexham with its market, abbey and the oldest gaol in England, a little further takes you to Newcastle and Gateshead, home of the Angel of the North.
For those who don't want to drive, note that we run at least three 4-night 'package' stays a year, where we take you to top spots in Northumberland (Gardens Tour in May, Farne Islands Wildlife Tour in mid-June, and a History tour in late June). Phone the site to find out more!
- Chesters Roman Fort (9.0 miles)
- Housesteads Roman Fort (9.0 miles)
- Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (10.8 miles)
- Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (9.0 miles)
- Wallington (12.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.