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Border Forest Caravan Park

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Border Forest Caravan Park: May 2012

General

  • Dog-friendly park with direct access to Kielder Forest and Pennine Way
  • A 15-minute drive from Otterburn and 25 to Jedburgh
  • Modern and well-kept amenities with free hot water

If you have a canine adventurer, prepare to bring them here. A barkingly high amount of woofsome walkies are available in the area surrounding Otterburn's dog-friendly Border Forest Caravan Park, for it has direct access from its bridge over the burn to the mighty Kielder Forest and the Pennine Way. Collar a stay here forthwith...

As you might reckon from this, its location and its amicable, quiet and family-friendly feel, Border Forest Caravan Park is a popular place for Northumberland stays. Its amenities are cleanly kept and include modern ladies' and gents' showers with free hot water, and toilets, washing-up facilities and a fridge in the park's centre. (It's worth noting that from time to time during the summer months pesky midges make an appearance so it's worth packing your repellents.)

As Border Forest is a quiet park, there's no shop or club on site, but a small supermarket is a short drive away. Local village Otterburn has a café, pubs, shops and a tourist information centre.

Please note

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

This is a very quiet family-run park - there is no shop or club on site.

No single-sex parties or under-25s accepted via Pitchup.com.

The shower/toilet block at the top of the park (a three-minute walk from the touring pitches) is open all year round.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 94 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely site for the price had no real issues will stay again03/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely walks and very dog friendly

    Disliked: 

    Not a lot for children to do and toilets could be cleaner

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we are sorry but we do not provide childrens playgrounds although we have a field with a goal post and of course miles of fabulous forest and our burn to play in :)

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Great for couples and families.02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAimee K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved it all, it was very welcoming and in a beautiful forest area. The facilities were ace, they had a little kitchen for us to use, toilets close to the pitch and the shower facilities weren’t too far away. We went with our dog, he really the walk to a beautiful waterfall. Would definitely go back again.

    Disliked: 

    Didn’t dislike anything.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review we are very lucky to be surrounded by the fabulous forest in such a beautiful part of our country. Hope we see you again soon:)

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Would definitely visit again.01/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well spaced out, excellent dog walking areas and the hot clean showers

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review, yes we are very dog frinedly with miles and miles of walks around us. we hope to see you again soon :)

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Would visit again30/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm welcome. Great pitch by the river. Lovely forest walks.

    Disliked: 

    Cold toilet block although spotlessly clean

From the manager...

Thanks for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Not sure why the toilet block was cold but have checked it out:)

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Beautiful scenery. Showers and toilets were very warm and clean.30/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery. Showers and toilets were very warm and clean.

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From the manager...

Ah thank you for your review, we are lucky to be in such a lovely part of the country:)

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Beautiful site with gorgeous Riverside pitches28/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEve A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, walks, peace. This was a perfect place for getting away from it all. There is a gorgeous walk to a waterfall and many other amazing walks directly from the site and the pitches have plenty of space. We will definitely be back!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

Thank you and we really look forward to seeeing you again:)

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Clean friendly27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and quiet

    Disliked: 

    No signs in the woods got lost

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Not sure how to respond about signage in the forest?

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Good site with lovely hot showers.24/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary P.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice site, lovely views and fantastic walks around .
    Will definitely come back as still so much to explore.

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From the manager...

Thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back :)

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Welcoming and friendly staff, gave clear info, pigs a bonus20/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views and most importantly the dog walking facilities and routes

    Disliked: 

    The shower block would benefit from updating

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Lovely friendly quiet site. Clean, tidy and the man who …19/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (riverside)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely friendly quiet site. Clean, tidy and the man who runs it is very helpful. Lovely walks and views and not far to travel into other towns and areas.
    Nothing seemed to be a problem. Perfect for all, especially walkers and people who like to take their dogs on holiday. Very dog friendly.

    Will definitely return to this site. Thanksyou.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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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

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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Cottonshopeburnfoot, Otterburn, Northumberland, England, NE19 1TF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.3068°N 2.3480°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cottonshopeburn: nr Forest Drive Coach Stop — 0.1 miles
Byrness (Northumberland) Coach Stop — 1.3 miles
Catcleugh (Northumberland): Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 23.0 miles
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 23.3 miles
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 23.9 miles
Ferry ports
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 10.0 miles
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 31.4 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 Forest is indeed mighty: this is the biggest human-made woodland in England and covers 250 acres. Roe deer roam here, many an archaeological feature and Site of Special Scientific Interest can be found, and the forest is also home to Kielder Castle, piles of walking and cycling trails, and Kielder Observatory (this is top stargazing territory too).

Also in the forest, mosey along to the reservoir Kielder Water and Leaplish Waterside Park to hire fishing and pleasure boats, hide in the red squirrel hide, walk on water or try other activities like archery, crossbows, sea scooters or gymnastics.

Within easy driving distance of the site are famed Northumberland and Scottish Borders attractions like the budget-friendly Jedforest farm and animal park with native and exotic species and Mary Queen of Scots' House, both at Jedburgh 25 minutes away; Alnwick Castle and Hadrian's Wall (about an hour, and both also rather mighty); 19th-century Cragside House (45 minutes' drive), and the first-class Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland coast (an hour and a half).

Clay pigeon shooting is also available locally.

Must see

  • Cragside House, Gardens and Estate (18.2 miles)
  • Housesteads Roman Fort (20.3 miles)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (20.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Cragside (18.0 miles)
  • Wallington (18.7 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

Check-in times in low season (1 November to 31 March): 2pm to 7pm
Reception and barrier will close at 7pm.

Check-in times in mid and high season (1 April to 31 October): 2pm to 8pm
Reception and barrier will close at 8pm.

Check-out by 12pm all year round.

Border Forest Caravan Park cancellation policy

Pods: no refunds within 12 days of arrival.
Pitches: no refunds within 7 days of arrivals.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Border Forest Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £25.00 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Border Forest Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Border Forest Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Border Forest Caravan Park? Kielder Forest is indeed mighty: this is the biggest human-made woodland in England and covers 250 acres. Roe deer roam here, many an archaeological feature and Site of Special Scientific Interest can … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Border Forest Caravan Park?

    Check-in times in low season (1 November to 31 March): 2pm to 7pm
    Reception and barrier will close at 7pm.

    Check-in times in mid and high season (1 April to 31 October): 2pm to 8pm
    Reception and barrier will close at 8pm.

    Check-out by 12pm all year round.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Border Forest Caravan Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.
The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
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 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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: £25.00 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 £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 20/04 and 15/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 15/10 and 20/04.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Shared kitchen facilities at the bottom of the park are closed between the end of November and the end of March due to freezing temperatures.

The shower/toilet block at the top of the park (a three-minute walk from the touring pitches) is open all year round.

Low season (1 Nov to 31 March) check-in strictly between 2pm and 7pm. The site reception and barrier close at 7pm.

High season (1 April to 31 October) check-in strictly between 2pm-8pm. The site reception and barrier close at 8pm.

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