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- Wildlife haven on a Northumberland pop-up farm site near the coast
- A 15-minute drive to Craster and 10 minutes to several beaches
- Pop-up site with firepits and barbecues to hire; pubs nearby
Get ready for take off into the Northumbrian countryside from the Brunton Airfield Campsite, 10 minutes’ drive from the sea. The 20-acre site is based on a World War 2 airfield which is now part of a working organic farm. You can unwind in wide open countryside on a spacious site with views towards the sea and pitch up under the dark Northumbrian night skies.
Birdwatchers, grab your binoculars… there are many farmland birds to be seen around the site, including skylarks, yellowhammers, goldfinches and barn owls if you have an eye for them.
The sandy coves of Beadnell Bay, Low Newton and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are all within a 10-minute drive. Handily, the national Coast and Castles cycle route also passes the entrance to the site.
Hire a firepit or barbecue on site (or bring your own); wood and charcoal will be available to purchase on site. Anything else you forgot to pack can be sourced from local shops within a 10-minute drive. When you feel like eating out, take your pick from several pubs close by or a treetop restaurant 25 minutes' drive away (you're sure to spot a bird or two there.)
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Large site good facilities, recycling
Clean toilets, good washing up facilities and flexibility on pitches.
Clean plentiful facilities. Quiet area and friendly staff
The huge open space sets it apart and great locat
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: one group at a time
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Extra toilet/shower facilities available
Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 12.6 kilometres
12.6 kilometres Golden Square — 33.8 kilometres
33.8 kilometres Golden Square — 33.9 kilometres
- Train stations
Chathill Rail Station
— 1.8 kilometres
1.8 kilometres Alnmouth Rail Station — 15.1 kilometres
15.1 kilometres Acklington Rail Station — 24.4 kilometres
- Ferry ports
North Shields Ferry Terminal
— 60.0 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport
— 54.3 kilometres
There is no postcode for this site. Follow the satnav to Christon Bank, Northumberland, then follow the signs to the site. You can also download the free app What3words.
While the shore is certainly sublime, the seaside has more than just sand and sea. Find local salted or pickled kippers and an art gallery in Craster (15 minutes’ drive) and then challenge yourself to the miniature golf course in the coastal village of Seahouses (15 minutes).
Perhaps make a day out of Northumberland Country Zoo (25 minutes) or join it together with a trip to Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum (15 minutes) for a seasonal nature trail and play area for kids to tumble to and fro.
You’ll pass by plenty of turrets on your way around, as castles are a common sight in this area. Why not embark on a Harry Potter-themed dragon quest at Alnwick Castle (15 minutes) or walk into the 14th century at Dunstanburgh Castle (15 minutes)?
Perhaps one of the grandest of them all, Bamburgh Castle (20 minutes) has nine acres of grounds, in a contest with the ruined priory and Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island (35 minutes). Decide for yourself which has survived best out of the medieval bricks at Warkworth Castle (half an hour) and the turrets in your wake.
- Northumberland Coast (4.3 kilometres)
- Bamburgh Castle (9.5 kilometres)
- Howick Gardens & Arboretum (9.6 kilometres)
- Dunstanburgh Castle (8.2 kilometres)
- Lindisfarne Castle (17.1 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Brunton Airfield Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Brunton Airfield Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
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Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Brunton Airfield Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Brunton Airfield Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Brunton Airfield Campsite? While the shore is certainly sublime, the seaside has more than just sand and sea. Find local salted or pickled kippers and an art gallery in Craster (15 minutes’ drive) and then … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Brunton Airfield Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – 6 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.