Stampley Moss Farm

View prices & book 9.3 17 reviews
Three fenced fields to choose from (added by manager 27 Aug 2021)
Lots of hardstanding space (added by manager 27 aug 2021)
Choose your spot (added by manager 27 aug 2021)
Hardstanding pitch (added by manager 20 aug 2021)

  • Family-owned wild camping site eight miles from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • A 10-minute drive from Metrocentre; 30 minutes from Derwent Reservoir
  • Barbecues and dogs permitted; small woodland area; pubs nearby
Whether it’s tracing Hadrian’s Wall, clip and climbing at a local entertainment complex or windsurfing and open-water swimming around a reservoir, you’ll be able to pack together a pretty dandy break from Stampley Moss Farm. Eight miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, the city lights are just 20 minutes’ drive away, but water-based relaxation is also within reach, whether at the coast (35 minutes’ drive) or Derwent Reservoir (half an hour). Four-legged friends are welcome on a lead here and they’ll have a small private forest to stretch their legs. The woodlands circle the pop-up pitches, where it’s fully wild with no electricity and no facilities other than a portable toilet and cold tap (although you’ll be welcome to get a toasty vibe going with a barbecue). There’s a pile of chopped firewood in the field to help yourself to if you'd like to make a firepit (just be careful with the fire). The family-owned farm is friendly, that’s for sure, so once you’re all settled in, you’ll be ready to brace for take-off. Those of you who are after a foodie plunge first will find pubs and restaurants within five minutes’ drive of the site. And when you’re ready to march off into the horizon in search of wildlife, there are red kite zones locally or the river Derwent’s under half an hour’s walk away. With Gateshead’s Metrocentre 10 minutes’ drive away too, you’ll really be in a prime spot for a shop-till-you-drop afternoon or perhaps a clip and climb, cinema or miniature golf showdown. There's a lovely pond on site with ducks and geese, so guests should keep children safe and away from the pond.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 3
Tent pitches 50
Open now
Opens 3 July
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 23 or over.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 3 Jul to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

If you want basic but good camp site this is perfect.…

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: If you want basic but good camp site this is perfect.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you very much Neil. Just a basic pop up field but we hope you had a chance to relax. Welcome anytime x

Had a brilliant time. Kids loved it. Very welcoming. Will definitely book…

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
Marc M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Had a brilliant time. Kids loved it. Very welcoming. Will definitely book again

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Glad you had a lovely time . The photos look lots of fun . Thank you very much

Quiet and peaceful working Farm,

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Good location close to A1 Plenty of room Freedom to pitch

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great stay

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Kirsty M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great location, nice area and lovely family looking after the site

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your review & thank you for the lovely photos x

Quiet and peaceful. The lady was lovely and offered us free fresh…

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Quiet and peaceful. The lady was lovely and offered us free fresh eggs and bottled water for our wild camping 🏕️

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your lovely review, if you come next time you can check wifi coverage all around the field before choosing where to pitch . It is likely better away from the trees. Hope to see you next year x

Great place to stay and plenty of space.

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Location was great, the welcome was lovely and you can’t ask for much more than that.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The small site, friendly and helpful nature of our hosts, peace and…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The small site, friendly and helpful nature of our hosts, peace and quiet and easy access to major link road

Disliked: Having to buzz in and out of the gate

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your review. The wild camping field is only a seasonal offering & the other 11 months a year it is just our private home. The security gate is a necessary requirement as we have dogs & horses. Unfortunately someone left a gate open last year meaning our mare was killed on the road so the security automatic gate is important to us. Hope to see you next year x

Very quit very frendly big thanks for the free eggs aswell…

Overall 10/10
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Brian S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Very quit very frendly big thanks for the free eggs aswell defo use it again as a stop off... no complaints

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Excellent site and lovely owners

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

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Stayed for one night with my husband and two dogs and it was just perfect, lovely and quiet with plenty of space. The family who own the farm were delightful and gave us some amazing fresh eggs. We will definitely be back

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De stilte en dicht bij de stad en de ferry…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: De stilte en dicht bij de stad en de ferry

Disliked: Geen toilet voorziening

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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 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

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome 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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker Forest Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Large (51-200 pitches) Pop-up campsite

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycling nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Stampley Moss Farm

Thornley Lane

Gateshead

Tyne and Wear

England

NE21 6LB

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.94218°N
-1.73377°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.8 mi Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Coach Stn, St James Blvd
5 mi Newcastle upon Tyne: Central Station, Neville St
5.2 mi Newcastle: Eldon Square, Stand A
Rail
1.8 mi Blaydon Rail Station
2.9 mi Metrocentre Rail Station
3.7 mi Dunston Rail Station
Ferry
11.8 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
12.3 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
12.3 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
Airport
6.6 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

What was life like in past times around here? Well, for a whizz back to the Roman era, Heddon-on-the-Wall (15 minutes’ drive) and Corbridge Roman Town (25 minutes) are both a short drive away, where you’ll get to see excavation collections, Roman armour and trinkets, as well as the remains of the 73-mile Roman wall. The 1820s to the 1950s are in focus at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North (20 minutes). This place is an open-air museum, so you’ll get to join in with activities here or just have a look around. There are old colliery railway tracks for walking and cycling at Chopwell Woodland Park (10 minutes) but Go Ape Matfen takes things to the treetops (25 minutes) for more daring obstacle courses and zipwires. Water’s surely got to feature in your break too, as the coast is just over half an hour’s drive away. At Seaham beach (35 minutes), perhaps you’ll want to search for sea glass or pull out all the stops for a picnic on the shore, followed by a pretty promenade walk. Derwent Reservoir (half an hour) is another place that's all about the water, whether it’s fishing lessons, open-water swimming, sailing or windsurfing.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
South Shields 13.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Tynemouth Long Sands North 13.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth Long Sands South 13.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth King Edwards Bay 13.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth Cullercoats 13.6 mi Sea Poor Poor Poor N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Gibside 1.6 mi

George Stephenson's Birthplace 3.8 mi

Prudhoe Castle 5.2 mi

Castle Keep 5.3 mi

Laing Art Gallery 5.4 mi

National Trust

Gibside 1.5 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 5.4 mi

Cherryburn 6.1 mi

Washington Old Hall 9 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 13.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

GIBSIDE 1.5 mi

Highfield - Spen Banks - Hookergate - Highfield 1.6 mi

Swalwell - Derwent Valley - Rowland's Gill 1.7 mi

Rowlands Gill - Derwent Walk - Pontop Pike - Rowlands Gill 1.7 mi

Swalwell - Dunstan - Gateshead - Bill Quay 1.9 mi

Local events

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

    Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham 28.8 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 Tyne and Wear?

  • Does Stampley Moss Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Stampley Moss Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Stampley Moss Farm? What was life like in past times around here? Well, for a whizz back to the Roman era, Heddon-on-the-Wall (15 minutes’ drive) and Corbridge Roman Town (25 minutes) are both a short … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Stampley Moss Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Stampley Moss Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.