West High House Farm Campsite

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  • Pop-up site on a Northumberland farm on the outskirts of Morpeth
  • Belsay Hall 20 minutes’ drive; Northumberland Coast Path 25 minutes
  • Wild-style camping with basic facilities; pub within a half-hour walk
Surrounded by splendid countryside and forests laced with footpaths, West High House Farm Campsite is a good choice for those who are dipping their toes into the world of wild camping. With a water tap and a portable toilet on site, this family-friendly spot in Northumberland has that stripped-back vibe without being completely lacking in facilities. However, be aware that there is no electricity – and no lighting, either. On the plus side, this means that stargazing is a pretty remarkable experience here. Morpeth is five minutes’ drive away – or a half-hour walk, if you wish to go out in the evening (or the daytime…) for a drink at one of the market town’s many pubs (though the nearest boozer is actually only about a mile away). There are also several eateries in town, although barbecues are allowed at the site should you want to do your own cooking. Morpeth also has a golf club, a skatepark and a leisure centre with a pool. If you prefer wild swimming (and why not, you’re already wild camping), you can head to Cresswell beach (25 minutes’ drive), a large sandy stretch backed by dunes. Cresswell marks the start of the Northumberland Coast Path, which extends north for about 60 miles all the way to Berwick-upon-Tweed, taking in more spectacular beaches like Druridge Bay (25 minutes), nature reserves and ancient fortresses like Warkworth Castle (half an hour).

Site type

Tent pitches 8
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Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 14 Jun to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Nice pitch and facilities

Overall 6/10
Location 2
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nice welcome. Everything we needed was there. But we left early as the noise from the motorway and the quiet hours not adhered to was a bit much for us.

Disliked: Noise everywhere.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Shaunnxa L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Easy to find. Lovley people. View was nice. Lovley atmosphere and nature to see. Also super clean

Recommend to friends Visit again

Privacy and space Basic as described but clean and ideal location…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Helen D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Privacy and space Basic as described but clean and ideal location

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice little site and very helpful when we arrived

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Robert S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nice little site close by ammenities

Disliked: A1 noise but knew this before booking and wasn't a massive issue still slept ok

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Really friendly staff and great pitch, can’t wait to come back

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Charlotte K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Absolutely everything, the field was lovely and clean, great water tap and portaloo and friendly people across the farm. Even came to inform us of the area around the site and we ended up going out on an adventure that we loved.

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Excellent..will stay again soon…nice and quiet

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Paul B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Liked

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thanks for your review Paul, glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Great remote site....very clean portaloo. Enjoyed the stay. Will come

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Andy I. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Remoteness and surprisingly quiet even though close to the A1....

Disliked: Very sketchy dirt road lead up to it. If you have a low car you may struggle.

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From the manager: Thanks for your review Andy, glad you enjoyed your stay. The stone road is generally resurfaced a couple of times a year and is due resurfacing. We also have another acre site located directly off High House road. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

West High House Farm Campsite

Morpeth

Northumberland

England

NE61 2YT

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.15937°N
-1.71358°W

Nearest transport

Coach
1.1 mi Bus Station
6 mi Bus Station
6 mi Bus Station
Rail
1.2 mi Morpeth Rail Station
3 mi Pegswood Rail Station
6.7 mi Cramlington Rail Station
Ferry
15.2 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
15.6 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
15.6 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
Airport
8.4 mi Newcastle International Airport

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

Spend a day at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (20 minutes’ drive). While the castle dates from the 1500s, the hall was built in the early 19th century by Sir Charles Monck, who filled it with columns and pillars so it would resemble an ancient temple. The grounds include vast parkland and the Quarry Garden, with a collection of exotic rhododendrons. On the site of a former colliery, Woodhorn Museum (25 minutes) explores Northumberland’s mining past. In addition to the old industrial buildings, the site features a collection of ornate mining banners, plus works by the so-called Pitmen Painters, whose art reveals what life was like for underground workers in the mid-20th century. Check out the coal and steelworks wagons, locomotives and assorted railroad vehicles on display at the Stephenson Steam Railway (25 minutes), then relive the olden days with a ride to the River Tyne aboard a heritage train.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Newbiggin South 8 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin North 8.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Druridge Bay South 8.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Blyth South Beach 9.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaton Sluice 10.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens 7.1 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 10.1 mi

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate 12.6 mi

George Stephenson's Birthplace 12.9 mi

Great North Museum: Hancock 13 mi

National Trust

Wallington 9.6 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 10.1 mi

Cragside 13 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 13.7 mi

Cherryburn 15.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Morpeth River Wander 1.5 mi

ST MARY'S HOSPITAL, STANNINGTON 2.5 mi

BLAGDON 5.6 mi

Netherwitton - Broomfield Fell Circular 6.2 mi

Hartburn Circular 6.2 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

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  • What attractions are near West High House Farm Campsite? Spend a day at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (20 minutes’ drive). While the castle dates from the 1500s, the hall was built in the early 19th century by Sir Charles Monck, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of West High House Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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