Bolbec Manor Campsite

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Field pitch with a view (added by manager 08 Aug 2022)
Spacious touring pitch (added by manager 08 aug 2022)
Lovely views over the hills from the site (added by manager 08 aug 2022)
Campsite view (added by manager 08 aug 2022)

  • Spectacular views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A five-min drive from Derwent Reservoir; 30 from Durham and Newcastle
  • Barbecues and campfires allowed; pub and restaurant right next door
No need to go far to conjure up magical views from Northumberland’s Bolbec Manor Campsite: it overlooks Muggleswick Moor and is on the north-eastern edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wildlife and walking haven making up the second biggest AONB in the country. As you’d expect, outdoor adventuring is all around here, from moorland hikes over the North Pennines and further west around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, to roaming the paths of Muggleswick woods to the south. The Derwent Reservoir, one of England’s biggest inland waterways, is five minutes’ drive away for sailing, windsurfing and lakeside cycling; fishing and golf are close by, and city days are easily sorted at Durham and Newcastle, each 30 minutes’ drive away. Bolbec Manor has toilets, shower facilities, a washing-up area and chemical disposal. Barbecues and campfires are allowed; the nearest shops are at Shotley Bridge five minutes’ drive away and Consett within 10. As a peaceful site, no loud music is allowed (the soundtrack here will be provided by the hens that scratch about on site). Please note that tents staying for three nights or more should be relocated after the third night.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 50
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 10
Motorhome pitches 50
Rent a tent 10
Caravans for hire 10
Tent pitches 50
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Languages spoken

English

French

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Fabulous place for a relaxing stay.

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

Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)

Liked: Nice friendly helpful owners. A lovely site, plenty of wildlife friendly areas. Liked the way that all the pitches were cordoned off, in their own space with plenty of room plus nice and flat. Good amenities although didn’t use the showers. Would definitely recommend and return.

Disliked: If being picky would be the fact there were no hand drying towels in the toilets.

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Fabulous quiet site really clean has everything you need friendly too

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

Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)

Liked: The site was well maintained with a beautiful view. Plenty of room for each pitch. Most had hedging around the pitch so plenty of privacy. Plenty of water taps all around Toilets and showers were nipping clean. On arrival ring the number and someone comes out and walks you to your site. On the way into the site there is the pub and the meals were delicious but if you have a dog book in advance as only 5 tables in the bar where you can bring your dog. Sunset was beautiful A fabulous site that we will visit again

Disliked: Absolutely nothing

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Amazing pitch, hard standing and grass, good size, brilliant views. Pub next…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)

Liked: Amazing pitch, hard standing and grass, good size, brilliant views. Pub next door, great for walks.

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Nice grounds , well maintained, private, level , good size pitches…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)

Liked: Nice grounds , well maintained, private, level , good size pitches . Lovely views over surrounding countryside , liked site so much extended our stay

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Great views and nice pitch with grass…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi No rating
Norman T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding and grass tent or motorhome pitch (large)

Liked: Great views and nice pitch with grass

Disliked: Toilet was messy and no seat

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Very poor facilities - take a room at the pub next door.

Overall 4/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: The views The pub next door

Disliked: Very poor toilet and shower facilities. Despite charging a similar amount to other campsites, toilets with no toilet paper, men’s toilet had no seat, shower dirty with filter out covered with black mould, shower ‘block’ just chipboard and unplastered walls.

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Very friendly owner, went out of his way to get us some…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Very friendly owner, went out of his way to get us some fire wood! The park is very well kept and the plots are very spacious!

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Great site, we will 100% be returning!

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Rebecca L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: The view Friendly Not too strict Toilets and showers were standard but very clean and always stocked up with hand wash and toilet roll Pub just off site was great! Really friendly staff, spent a lot of time in there on a night due to having no electric in the tent so we went there to stay warm.

Disliked: We were told we could have an electric pitch but it was half gravel/half grass. We were offered an alternative pitch but with no electric. Our baby was 12 weeks old and we had already set off to go camping. So we couldn’t use a the heater and it was freezing. We were offered a refund for the electric but haven’t received it. I just added an extra layer of clothing on for my baby and used Milton and water to sterilise her bottles. The grass pitch was a better view. Despite this we had a lovely time at Shotley bridge.

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Great lottery campsite

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

Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Location is great, it is just off the road but it doesn't feel like it. There's good walking to derwent reservoir. The campsite is clean and well looked after, including toilets snd showers. There's a pub right next to it, we didn't eat there but had one drink.. it is quite expensive but it's very friendly. We will definitely be back.

Disliked: Could do with a shop, says it has one but it has closed down.

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Pitches were spacious and private Showers, kitchen area and toilets clean Electric socket was…

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

Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Pitches were spacious and private Showers, kitchen area and toilets clean Electric socket was handy Hosts met you as you arrived

Disliked: Nothing, it was a lovely chilled out stay

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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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Location

Bolbec Manor Campsite

Carterway Heads

Shotley Bridge

Northumberland

England

DH8 9LX

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.86511°N
-1.93546°W

Nearest transport

Coach
14.3 mi Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Coach Stn, St James Blvd
14.4 mi South Burns Stand K
14.6 mi Newcastle upon Tyne: Central Station, Neville St
Rail
5.7 mi Stocksfield Rail Station
6 mi Riding Mill Rail Station
7.5 mi Prudhoe Rail Station
Ferry
21.3 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
21.7 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
21.8 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
Airport
14.9 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

An easy – and recommended – first stopoff is Derwent Reservoir, in a handsome setting a few miles from Bolbec Manor. Take a hike (or stroll) on the well-maintained paths to Pow Hill Country Park on the south shore or Millshield picnic area on the north, or take the longer bike route around the reservoir covering some local roads as well. Drop into the visitor centre for info, the key to the bird hide on Derwent’s western edge, or a fishing permit: Derwent is a popular pick for Co Durham trout fishing. Around the North Pennines AONB, it’s well worth the 45-minute drive to Ninebanks near Hexham to access Isaac’s Tea Trail, a circular 37-mile route from there to Alston via Allendale and Nenthead. The same distance to the south and also well worth the drive is the famed waterfall of High Force, where the entire River Tees plunges 21 feet over a cliff; get to the waterfall via the Pennine Way stretch crossing the Moor House Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve. Also to the south, the market town of Bishop Auckland is home to Auckland Castle and its 800 acres of parkland, and to Binchester Roman Fort (this is Hadrian’s Wall land), a Roman fortress on the banks of the River Wear. Somewhat more modern history is at Durham and its must-see stunning cathedral.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
South Shields 22.9 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Roker - Sunderland 23.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth King Edwards Bay 23.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth Long Sands South 23.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth Long Sands North 23.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Prudhoe Castle 7.6 mi

Gibside 8.8 mi

George Stephenson's Birthplace 9.5 mi

Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail 9.5 mi

Chesters Roman Fort 13.9 mi

National Trust

Cherryburn 6.7 mi

Gibside 8.9 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 14.9 mi

Washington Old Hall 16.8 mi

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge 17.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Derwent Gorge and Muggleswick Woods Circular 0.9 mi

Edmundbyers Common 2.2 mi

Waskerley, Castleside and Horsleyhope 4.3 mi

New Ridley - Hedley on the Hill - Whittonstall 4.6 mi

Blanchland – Pennypie Hose - Baybridge 4.9 mi

Local events

  • Festival of Thrift (Saturday 21 September 2024 – Saturday 21 September 2024)

    Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham 27.6 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.

Want to know more about camping in Northumberland?

  • Does Bolbec Manor Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bolbec Manor Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bolbec Manor Campsite? An easy – and recommended – first stopoff is Derwent Reservoir, in a handsome setting a few miles from Bolbec Manor. Take a hike (or stroll) on the well-maintained paths to Pow … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bolbec Manor Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bolbec Manor Campsite? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.