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Border Forest Caravan Park

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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

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

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

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

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

No hen/stag parties 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.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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

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 88 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Beautiful, quiet site. Campervan pitches are right on the river ...02/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy S.Confirmed

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

    Beautiful, quiet site. Campervan pitches are right on the river and you can sleep to the sound of the water. Perfect for dog walking too.

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Hello and thanks for your review. We are pleased you were able to enjoy the fab walks that surround us:)

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Quiet camp site on the edge of the forest park with good facilities25/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The proximity to the forest and the remoteness of the location. It was very quiet.

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Hello and thanks for your review. We do make it very clear that we are rural and so lucky to be surrounded by the forest. Glad you enjoyed your stay here :)

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Staff very friendly and helpful, toilet blocks spotless and well kept.18/11/2019

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

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

    Very well kept site. Peaceful perfect with lovely walks and cycling would definitely go back.

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Hello and thank you for your review and the lovely photos! :)

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Level pitches and clean facilities16/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDorothy M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet-pitch beside river-kitchen facility close by

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From the manager...

Hi and thanks for your review. Just a note to say that our little kitchen area does close at the end of November through to end of March for obvious reasons,lol!

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Lovely quiet site, peaceful and all the amenities you could ...07/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely quiet site, peaceful and all the amenities you could ask for. Toilets close by, and kitchen with fridge and microwave etc available which is very helpful with young children.

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Hello and thank you for your review. We hope to see you another time :)

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Basic site but nice and friendly. Owner is a nice guy too.28/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again:)

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Lovely place to stay24/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet picturesque camp site. Beautiful walks around from campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Maybe a small play area for families with younger children.

From the manager...

Hello and thank for you review.We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
We do have a playing field with a goal post during the summer season and of course our lovely little burn surrounding our park. Not forgetting the amazing tracks and forests for children of all ages to play in,lol.
We hope to see you again :)

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Love this site , the back drop of the Forrest is beautiful .22/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Hello and thank you for your review

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Friendly site toilet block great and shower block07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnicola B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    If u want a quiet peaceful get away this is the place highly recommend great friendly staff

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Thaks for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here.

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Peace and quiet. Beautiful countryside07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peace and quiet. Beautiful countryside

    Disliked: 

    Shower head wasn’t staying in holder jumped off and soaked all my stuff

From the manager...

Hello and thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, sorry about the shower head we have fixed it now:)

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Features

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Cottonshopeburnfoot, Otterburn, Northumberland, England, NE19 1TF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.3062°N 2.3488°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 — 22.9 miles
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 23.2 miles
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 23.8 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), 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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.

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
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
Tents are not accepted at this park.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 20/04 and 15/10 and between 15/10 and 20/04.
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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