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General

  • Eco site in Northumberland National Park
  • BYO woodland bar area with firepits
  • Wildlife pond, bird hide and three-acre area for walking dogs

If you haven't been to Northumberland National Park or Kielder Forest before, you should go forthwith. For here you'll find spectacular stargazing, Kielder Water, Roman forts, the Cheviots Hills and many other goodies – and then the Scottish Borders are just to your north.

And if you're looking for an eco-friendly place to stay right in the heart of all this fabulousness and close to its main attractions, go forthwith to Tarset Tor. For here you'll find a five-acre park set in North Tyne's Tarset Valley, deep inside Northumberland National Park, and close to Kielder Water, Kielder Forest, Hadrian's Wall and the centre of Bellingham. And it's on the Reivers Cycle route too.

The team at Tarset Tor has gone to great lengths to make the site as sustainable and green as possible: the hot shower uses a pellet boiler system and there's an eco loo; the touring bays are grass laid over pea gravel and geo-textile so they're a solid base for your vehicle whatever the weather, and the site has its own wildlife pond and bird hide that doubles as a sauna (available to hire at a small charge).

Also most popular with guests is the BYO woodland bar area that comes complete with firepits (go here forthwith too) and the logs, charcoal and eggs for sale on site. Dogs are welcome, and if they could speak, we reckon they'd find the three-acre fenced dog walking area a barkingly good Tarset Tor feature too.

Please note

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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


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9.8

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Amazing views from the bothy and great location for exploring ... 08/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helene E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Amazing views from the bothy and great location for exploring the area. Everything we needed inside and plenty of space - we had 2 dogs with us.

    Disliked: 

    The icing on the cake would have been a double bed as bunks only, but not the end of the world!

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Brilliant place would recomend to everyone will be returning next year 25/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Donna L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Nice remote location, friendly welcoming owners, views, bothy was well kitted out and very clean everything had been thought of including safety gate on the top floor and bbq outside, there is a little play area for children as well and firewood. Could tell alot of effort and attention to detail was put into setting this up. The owner mentioned a few trails and local spots of interest which sadly we didnt have time to do as only stayed one night to finish off a 600mile road trip with my 6 children. The area is absolutely stunning and you really can switch off. I didnt have a phone signal but there is free wifi.

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Love this place, beautiful views, peaceful and well suited for ... 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roz M. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Love this place, beautiful views, peaceful and well suited for a catch up with friends.
    The lodge is always very clean. Wood burner keeps the place very warm in the evenings and sliding doors can be opened up to keep cool in the day. BBQ area is also available.

    Disliked: 

    The stairs are very steep!

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Worth it for the view alone but the accommodation itself ... 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert P. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #3) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Worth it for the view alone but the accommodation itself was great. We were the only one's staying for the first night so we had the run of the place which made it even more enjoyable. The owners are lovely, very relaxed, and couldn't be more helpful. We stayed as part of our 'Tour of the North' but I could picture us renting for longer for a special occasion.

    Disliked: 

    I wouldn't say there was anything to dislike but I'd mention that the stairs are steep and there's a pond at the bottom of the site so you'll need to keep an eye on young kids. Oh and the wifi was a bit spotty but who's visiting for the wifi?

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Lovely helpful people. Lovely site. 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annabel R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Relaxed atmosphere. Bothys well equipped. Nice outlook.

    Disliked: 

    1 toilet for 8 people.

From the manager...

There is a second eco-toilet up by the Bothies.

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An excellent place to stay. Would highly recommend. 29/05/2018

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

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    We loved the bothy. It was clean, had everything we needed on hand with amazing views. The owners were welcoming, helpful and friendly. Good value for money and a great base for exploring the local area.

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Amazing weekend clean friendly will be booking up again 100 % 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leigh c. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Everything was amazing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Exceptionally beautiful location, clean, cosy well provisioned bothy x 31/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julia W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Loved. Everything you could need in a compact cosy space. Pellet burner kept us lovely and cosy despite the cold outside. Beautiful views including the sky. Friendly owners on hand to help. Lovely walks and local pubs. Would go back xxx

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Very friendly owners and very clean facilities. 30/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katy R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • (Bothy #2) 2 bedroom cabin
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    Felt very welcomed, lovely views would highly recommend.

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Loved the Bothy toastie so no need for extra layers, ... 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig W. Confirmed

  • (Bothy #1) 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the Bothy toastie so no need for extra layers, great location, loved Kielder especially good for families with children who cycle, Leaplish was fab. The starry skies were amazing and Rob and Claire were super helpful!

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    Nowt!

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland, England, NE48 1NT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.1656°N 2.3274°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Otterburn (Northumberland) Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Rochester Northumberland: Village Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Rochester (Northumb): Redesdale Arms Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Ferry ports
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 26.0 miles

Directions


We are located in the hamlet of Lanehead on the B6320, 3 miles west of Bellingham and 5 miles from Kielder Water accessible via the A68. Tarset Tor is clearly signposted on the road.

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

There are so many tiptop places around Tarset Tor, whether you're into sedate pursuits like visiting historical sites or white-knuckling ones on fast-paced outdoor activities.

Tarset is close to the Kielder mountain bike trails, the 7stanes network and a nicely diverse range of other outdoor activities like learning bushcraft, foraging or how to use crossbows; archery, quad biking, horse riding, fencing, canoeing, skating or clay pigeon shooting… A good selection of golf courses are in the area as well, as is some smashing fishing on the River Tyne.

For walkies, hit the nearby Pennine Way north to Bellingham or south to Stonehaugh, or wander around the old Roman market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, both within easy reach and with boutique shops, galleries and restaurants. (More good local eats can be had in neighbouring Greenhaugh, Charlton and Bellingham villages.)

And if you're in Northumberland you have to take a run around the coast, especially as the road to the sea from Tarset Tor meanders through old forests and moorland on its way to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.

There's much too much to recommend on the Northumberland coastline, but faves of the Tarset Tor team include the beaches of Alnmouth and Craster; stop off at Alnwick Castle on your way.

Must see

  • Housesteads Roman Fort (10.5 miles)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (12.0 miles)
  • Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (10.6 miles)
  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (13.7 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Tarset Tor cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Tarset Tor will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £75 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
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
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £75 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £15 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 9pm between 15/01 and 31/12.

Additional terms

The use of the sauna is subject to a £5 charge, payable on arrival.

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