Walkmill Campsite

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.8 37 reviews
Grass pitches (added by manager 21 Mar 2023)
View of the site (added by manager 21 mar 2023)
Grass pitches (added by manager 29 mar 2023)
Grass touring pitches (added by manager 21 mar 2023)

  • Wild-style camping with amenities 10 minutes’ drive from Warkworth
  • Druridge Bay Country Park 20 minutes’ drive; Craster 25 minutes
  • Communal fridge on site; firepits for hire and wood for sale
Walkmill is a secluded and peaceful campsite encircled by the River Coquet. A tranquil site on a smallholding of over 8 acres set amongst idyllic woodland with wild flowers across the meadow in late spring to mid-summer offering an abundance of wildlife and nature. A haven for hares, you may also be lucky enough to see a deer or two as you drive down to the site. Our hideaway location offers an amazing dark skies experience. Our site is ‘wild camping’ with the benefit of limited clean facilities. One shower and two toilets in the onsite static caravan with two external toilets in our wooden huts (portable toilets are available to hire). The caravan acts as our reception area with visitor information, charging points, a communal fridge/freezer and a small onsite shop selling local produce. Firepits are available to hire with wood and Hotmax sold on site. Our site welcomes walkers following the Coastal Path or St. Oswald’s Way and cyclists, often following Cycle Route1. Please note there is no access from the campsite to the River Coquet. The riverbank that surrounds Walkmill is a Natural England SSSI and therefore a protected area due to the wildlife and wildflowers. Walkmill pathways do take you as close as possible to allow you to view, photograph and or video. It may be your day to see the Salmon jumping around or even spot the Otter or Kingfisher.

Site type

Tent pitches 17
Motorhome pitches 17
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • 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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Units longer than 8 metres are not allowed.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

I stayed for 3 nights the staff were really helpful and friendly…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: I stayed for 3 nights the staff were really helpful and friendly the sit it self was very clean tidy

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely campsite! Friendly owners and very clean

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Danny R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The pitches were spacious. Beautiful scenery. Toilets & showers clean. Friendly owners.

Disliked: Can’t think of much. At a push I’d say the shower was fiddly to get the right temperature. But just thankful to have a shower!

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Friendly and super helpful staff who made sure you were well catered…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Elise S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Crook of the River non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Friendly and super helpful staff who made sure you were well catered for. Lovely location and pitches. We stayed by the river for an extra £5 and it was totally worth it. Well thought out facilities. Simple but appreciate the option to charge phones, store food and honesty box for various items. Very nature friendly and eco orientated - we appreciate the tree planting!!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent overnight stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
David anthony P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Brilliant site great stay lovely place

Disliked: Long gravel driveway , limited washing up facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

amazing location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Tracey A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Top Circle non-electric grass pitch

Liked: such a lovely site the owners were very accommodating to our needs and we're able to pitch us close to amenities

Disliked: didn't dislike anything

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friendly, toilets available at all times and showers/ drinking water…

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

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: friendly, toilets available at all times and showers/ drinking water

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Dog and camp fire friendly. Facilities good and clean…

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

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Dog and camp fire friendly. Facilities good and clean

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This was our second time at Walkmill. We loved its simplicity, the…

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
Emma T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: This was our second time at Walkmill. We loved its simplicity, the quiet campsite and best of all was the sound of the river flowing past and the owls hooting in the trees overnight. The shop has a good selection of essentials and a few souvenirs. We will definitely be back next year.

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A lovely quiet campsite, tucked away.lots of space between pitches.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
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Sue G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Tent Strip non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The space and Very peaceful

Disliked: Not enough toilets for the number of pitches.

Recommend to friends Visit again

A brilliant campsite, clean facilities and large quiet pitches.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Crook of the River non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The campsite was gorgeous, so spacious and quite private pitches. So close to the river, a great location for activities and the facilities were very clean. Very dog friendly too!

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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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Location

Walkmill Campsite

Walkmill

Nr. Guyzance

Walkworth

Northumberland

England

NE65 9AJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.33302°N
-1.64121°W

Route directions

If you are following Google Maps, please drive through Warkworth with the castle on your left. Google Maps tries to take drivers down Watershaugh Road and across the ford, which is not suitable for motorhomes or caravans and, depending upon river levels, cars too. There is a footbridge to the right of the ford for cyclists and walkers which is accessible from a narrow footpath against the hedgerow (at the last bend before you drop down to the river).

Nearest transport

Coach
6.1 mi Bus station
10.7 mi Bus Station
10.7 mi Bus Station
Rail
1.8 mi Acklington Rail Station
4.1 mi Alnmouth Rail Station
6.4 mi Widdrington Rail Station
Ferry
24.1 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
24.5 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
24.7 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
Airport
20.6 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

The village of Warkworth is a sweet little place. While history buffs explore the ruins of the 13th-century hilltop castle and riverside hermitage, wildlife enthusiasts can go on a puffin-spotting cruise to Coquet Island. Of course, you might just prefer to take it easy on Warkworth beach, a vast sandy stretch that is also popular for watersports. The landscape of Druridge Bay Country Park (20 minutes' drive) includes a dune-fringed beach (dotted with World War II defences), a boating lake and woodlands. Active types flock here to cycle, paddleboard and surf, but there is also plenty of birdwatching to be done, with swans among the winged residents. The dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle (25 minutes) sit atop a promontory stretching into the North Sea. From there, take a 25-minutes coastal walk to the fishing village of Craster, where you can sample the local speciality: smoked kipper.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Warkworth 2.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Amble Links 3.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druridge Bay North 4.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druridge Bay South 7.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin North 11.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Warkworth Castle 1.4 mi

The Alnwick Garden 6 mi

Alnwick Castle 6.3 mi

Howick Gardens & Arboretum 8.2 mi

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate 9.7 mi

National Trust

Dunstanburgh Castle 9.9 mi

Cragside 9.9 mi

Wallington 17.6 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 18.3 mi

Lindisfarne Castle 23.9 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Warkworth - Guyzance Circular 1.5 mi

Warkworth Village Circular 1.6 mi

Warkworth Beach 'Breeze' 2 mi

Felton - Brainshaugh Circular 3.5 mi

Felton - Morwick Circular 3.7 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.

Want to know more about camping in Northumberland?

  • Does Walkmill Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Walkmill Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Walkmill Campsite? The village of Warkworth is a sweet little place. While history buffs explore the ruins of the 13th-century hilltop castle and riverside hermitage, wildlife enthusiasts can go on a puffin-spotting cruise to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Walkmill Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    If travelling with a larger unit, at the bottom of the track the gate post lifts out to allow for wider access.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Walkmill Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.