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The Boe Rigg

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General

  • Remote site set on the edge of Northumberland National Park
  • A short drive to Kielder Water and Forest watersports activities
  • Café bar hosting events including music, wine tasting and quiz nights

Remote, wild, spacious and scenic are all terms rightly fitting The Boe Rigg, in Northumberland National Park a few miles from the market town of Bellingham.

Walking and cycling routes are all around here, along with a huge range of outdoor activities within a short drive including the high ropes, watersports and zipwires of Kielder Water and Forest. Also within driving distance are several famed north of England attractions such as Hadrian's Wall and Alnwick Castle, both under 40 miles, and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under 50.

The site's excellent facilities include a café bar open daily to sell produce and handicrafts from local growers and craftspeople; it also hosts a programme of events throughout the year such as workshops, live music, quiz nights and wine tasting.

Among The Boe Rigg's amenities are accessible washrooms with toilets and hot showers, a launderette with washers and dryers and a washing-up area. Free wifi is also available to guests.

Campfires and barbecues are both allowed.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 135 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Staff superb, great location, perfectly level pitch 17/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sandra O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff superb, great location, perfectly level pitch

    Disliked: 

    Shower cubicle with curtains in the ladies washrooms

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Been here twice now and enjoyed it both times. Friendly ... 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Been here twice now and enjoyed it both times. Friendly people with good facilities.

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Would defiantly go there again. 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dawn C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were so nice and friendly , the pitches were lovely and clean. We even got our own water tap next to our tent which we found very handy

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really to dislike

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Great little site, i will visit again 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice big pitches, relaxed and accommodating.
    Bar and restaurant on site. Nice breakfast at a reasonable price.

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I spent 2 nights over the weekend. The reception is ... 15/07/2018

ian_r139600 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I spent 2 nights over the weekend. The reception is at the bar in the restaurant, I was greeted by very friendly staff, who explained the site and facilities. I was pitched on top of the hill offering great views of the area. There is no WiFi or Cell reception at the top of the hill. Access to the pitches was via a steep hill of crushed rock - need to drive very slow! The pitches are level with a fresh water supply next to the electric hook up. The pitches are not marked so it is a bit of a free for all when pitching near the electric hook up, but I got their early so I was able to secure a good pitch, but when I returned to my tent Saturday, I could no longer park my car next to my tent as the space had been filled by a tent, but managed to park on the hill in front of my tent, though my car did spoil my view. It was a bit cramped when taking my tent down! The services are very clean with good hot showers and located at the bottom of the hill, but with 3 showers in the men's, there were queuing times - early bird gets the shower. The services are not signposted, on the entrance door it says 'quiet babies sleeping'. The restaurant offers breakfast and evening meals which need to be booked daily, I can't comment as I never used the restaurant or the bar. The quiet time is not monitored by site staff as there were a couple of rowdy groups, screaming, singing and whistling, and people running music from their cars up until 0100 hours. Though if complaints are made they do address them, an elderly couple complained about another family's dog and they were spoken to. I didn't bother complaining as it was my last night. Though if I was staying longer a complaint would have been made. The site is in a good location for walking in the area and Bellingham village is only a couple of miles down the road with a couple of pubs, cafes, butchers and mini-market. I would stay here again, but they need to control the noise and a few pitch markings wouldn't go amiss, nor would a couple of signs to the services.

    Disliked: 

    A tighter control on the noise after 2300 hours, and a few pitch markings wouldn't go amiss, nor would a couple of signs to the services.

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Clean site and very friendly. I would definitely stay here again. 14/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen_l321630 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    I stayed for three nights mid week. The size of the pitch was great (11m x 11m) It wasn’t cramped and I had my own EHU and water supply. A nice restaurant and bar was on site. Owners were friendly and helpful. Lovely views, very quiet and peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Staff were helpful, facilities were clean and up to standard 12/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jessica H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Privacy (huge space between pitches), toilet facilities were good, offer of food and drinks at bar.

    Disliked: 

    On our first day there was a smell of turnip and poo coming from what I presume is the waste storage, however this smell stopped for the rest of the trip, so not really a problem.
    Wi-Fi was only available in the building/toilets, which was a slight problem as couldn't connect while in tents.

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could be a lot better. 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bill R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    the bar was clean friendly staff and very reasonably priced. the views around the site were beautiful

    Disliked: 

    The access road to the pitches was unusable and very steep, the staff told us to drive on the grass at the side of it as the road was just rubble, full of hollows and lumps and bumps. The tent pitches were uneven and it looked like there had been no attempt to maintain the field ie grass was overgrown. The distance from the pitches to the toilets appeared to be around 400 yards, people in the tent area were using thearea where children were playing on the tree swing to urinate both during the day and at night as the toilet block was so far away, the toilets were reasonably clean, there were three shower cubicles in the ladies 2 of which had shower curtains 1 without with nowhere to undress or dress apart from in the communal area where the hand wash sinks were. There did not appear to be anybody policing the site as it had notices saying quiet after 11pm but people were still very noisy and singing well after midnight.

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This site is very clean with good showers and washroom ... 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This site is very clean with good showers and washroom facilities. There is a small bar and restaurant on site and the welcome was very warm .
    I used a small issue with something andctge owners sorted it immediately and were very sympathetic and understanding
    Proper family run business.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very picturesque site, very helpful friendly staff, level pitches 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, beautiful location, food is amazing in the bar.
    Staff very helpful and knowledgeable about local area.

    Disliked: 

    WiFi only works in the main building and no mobile reception although is nice to switch off, internet would be handy for researching local area

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • Charlton, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, England, NE48 1PE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.1590°N 2.3017°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Otterburn (Northumberland) Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Rochester Northumberland: Village Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Rochester (Northumb): Redesdale Arms Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Ferry ports
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 8.0 miles
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 9.4 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 24.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Kielder Water and Forest within 16 miles are full of watersports activities such as canoeing, sailing, and waterskiing, along with water walker and sea scooter hire. A high ropes course, climbing, zipwiring, fencing, archery and crossbow are among the many forest activities available on and above land.

Three of the attractions of the Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage site are within a short drive: Housesteads Roman fort, the most complete in Britain; Vindolanda, and Chesters Roman Fort, six miles from Hexham.

Also famed in the region is Alnwick Castle and Garden 37 miles away, made up of huge formal gardens including the world's largest treehouse, and in a setting that will be instantly recognised by Harry Potter fans (broomstick training is available during the summer months: how magic).

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is about 45 miles from here, to reach Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island via moorland, countryside and ancient forest.

The site is 45 miles from Carlisle.

Must see

  • Housesteads Roman Fort (10.1 miles)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (11.1 miles)
  • Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (11.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (10.2 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (13.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Boe Rigg cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Boe Rigg will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 14/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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