The Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp

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  • Peaceful wild camping on a farm site in the Northumberland countryside
  • Half an hour’s drive from Northumberland National Park and the beach
  • Direct access to the St Oswald's Way Path; barbecues and campfires
From walks in the footsteps of a seventh-century king to dabbling in surfing, swimming or sandcastle sculpting, The Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp is a sweet spot to settle down. This spacious wild camping site is half an hour’s drive from the city, coast and cool landscapes… namely, Newcastle upon Tyne, Creswell beach and the Northumberland National Park. Pulling up here puts you in a proper dark sky area, but it's still handily accessible from the A1, a short 10 minutes’ drive away. You’ll also be able to walk onto the 97-mile St Oswald’s Way Path from the site for a trek past farmlands, sandstone ridges and sea views (depending on how far you’re willing to go, that is). Of course, Northumberland National Park is half an hour's drive away for all the more hilly trails and scenery, but no matter where your feet take you, you’ll always have the cosy confines of the site to return to, where barbecues and campfires will help you to unwind. You’ll surely have stirred up an appetite too, so if a barbecue isn’t on the menu, there are several pubs within 10 minutes’ drive of the site, as well as local shops for stocking up on snacks for on the go and a golf course for some more action if needed.

Site type

Rent a tent 2
Tent pitches 3

Languages spoken

English

Nearest sites

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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 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

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No running water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

The Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp

Thistleyhaugh Farm

Longhorsley

Longframlington

Northumberland

England

NE65 8RG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)

GPS

55.27709°N
-1.80006°W

Nearest transport

Coach
8.7 mi Bus Station
10.1 mi Bus station
11.2 mi Bus Station
Rail
6.2 mi Acklington Rail Station
7.7 mi Widdrington Rail Station
9.2 mi Morpeth Rail Station
Ferry
23.6 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
24 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
24.1 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
Airport
17 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

For those of you who aren’t quite done with the walking part of your break, there’s no need to put the brakes on, as the Simonside Hills (20 minutes’ drive) have a circular walk, The Drake Stone (35 minutes) has a walk coupled up with prehistoric rocks and Winter's Gibbet (40 minutes) has both walking and cycling routes to an old hanging post… spooky, right? There are more attractions around here that have a place in the history books and that includes Alnwick Castle (25 minutes), Belsay Hall's medieval castle, Victorian tearoom and gardens (35 minutes) and two National Trust properties. Of these, Cragside (20 minutes) is from the Victorian times (with a gardens, woodlands and tearoom) and Wallington (half an hour) is a country house where cruising on a bicycle is one way to pass the time. While you’re out and about, you might want to do a round of the local market towns, Rothbury (15 minutes) and Morpeth (20 minutes), or perhaps Northumberlandia (25 minutes) for a pretty huge earth sculpture. As for those places that are likely to keep the kids entertained, there are the pedal tractors at Northumberland Country Zoo (15 minutes), the rides at Whitehouse Farm Centre (half an hour) and Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (half an hour), all with animals.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Druridge Bay North 9.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Warkworth 9.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Amble Links 10.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druridge Bay South 10.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin North 13.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate 4.2 mi

Warkworth Castle 8.8 mi

Alnwick Castle 10.2 mi

The Alnwick Garden 10.3 mi

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens 12.4 mi

National Trust

Cragside 4.6 mi

Wallington 10.6 mi

Dunstanburgh Castle 15.8 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 18 mi

Cherryburn 22.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Longframlington - Weldon - Pauperhaugh 1.8 mi

Pauperhaugh - The Lee Plantation Circular 1.9 mi

Felton circular 3.8 mi

Felton - Morwick Circular 3.8 mi

Felton - Brainshaugh Circular 3.9 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.

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Loved it

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

Rental tent

Liked: Loved being outdoors, the owners were so helpful, got us wood for the fire and made sure we were warm enough, kids loved to explore and was a nice suprise to find the rope swing, thank you for our stay will be back In the summer

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful plot…lots of options.

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Location 10
Value for money 10
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Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: Absolutely awesome space….great host and family. Felt totally free and had a wonderful time with my daughter. Would highly recommend spending time here…

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very friendly and hospitable. Thank you Malcolm for your kindness

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: Wild camping. Beautiful landscapes. Awesome hiking to nearby pub

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site with all the facilities you will need for a 'wild camp'

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
Neil C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Rental tent

Liked: The owner was very helpful and friendly. The site was very clean and accessible. The tents were set up, with bedding provided (wasn't expecting to get anything like this). Although others were stopping at the site, it was not overcrowded at all. Incredibly peaceful a Nd a relaxed night's sleep.

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  • What attractions are near The Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp? For those of you who aren’t quite done with the walking part of your break, there’s no need to put the brakes on, as the Simonside Hills (20 minutes’ drive) have a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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