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Border Forest Caravan Park

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Border Forest Caravan Park: May 2012

General

  • Dog-friendly park with direct access to Kielder Forest and Pennine Way
  • A 15-minute drive from Otterburn and 25 to Jedburgh
  • Modern and well-kept amenities with free hot water

If you have a canine adventurer, prepare to bring them here. A barkingly high amount of woofsome walkies are available in the area surrounding Otterburn's dog-friendly Border Forest Caravan Park, for it has direct access from its bridge over the burn to the mighty Kielder Forest and the Pennine Way. Collar a stay here forthwith...

As you might reckon from this, its location and its amicable, quiet and family-friendly feel, Border Forest Caravan Park is a popular place for Northumberland stays. Its amenities are cleanly kept and include modern ladies' and gents' showers with free hot water, and toilets, washing-up facilities and a fridge in the park's centre. (It's worth noting that from time to time during the summer months pesky midges make an appearance so it's worth packing your repellents.)

As Border Forest is a quiet park, there's no shop or club on site, but a small supermarket is a short drive away. Local village Otterburn has a café, pubs, shops and a tourist information centre.

Please note

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

This is a very quiet family-run park - there is no shop or club on site.

No single-sex parties or under-25s accepted via Pitchup.com.

The shower/toilet block at the top of the park (a three-minute walk from the touring pitches) is open all year round.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 150 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

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Location perfect. The pitches were next to a lovely stream. …07/29/2021

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Location perfect. The pitches were next to a lovely stream. Site is very dog friendly. Perfect for walks. Toilets and showers clean with plenty of hot water but are a little dated. Didn’t bother us at all though. Lovely place to stay and would return.

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Great place for a chill x excellent site x07/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Beautiful scenery x everything you need on site even dvds and books in washing up room xx shower lovely and hot x

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Lovely quiet camp site staff very friendly and helpful, lovely …07/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaunna N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet camp site staff very friendly and helpful, lovely scenery and walks into forest excellent for dogs

    Disliked: 

    A lot of midges pack repellent

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I recommend the site for anyone walking the Pennine way07/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart D.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Being able to choose our own pitch.
    The quiet
    Very friendly and helpful warden

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Dog heaven.07/25/2021

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  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Best dog walks we’ve yet come across; access to wonderful forest and waterfall walks; tranquility; riverside pitch; cleanliness of facilities. Friendliness of site - campers and owners.

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    Nothing to dislike, we’d happily go back

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Relaxed and friendly. Dogs loved the site too, with lovely …07/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Relaxed and friendly. Dogs loved the site too, with lovely walks and very beautiful surroundings. Clean facilities. Perfect. Highly recommended

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Excellent site07/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRICHARD H.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site perfect for a quiet break plenty walks lovely area will go again. And Michael is a very helpful chap. The site is very well looked after and it was a pleasure to stay there.

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The views, the loos were ok, easy access and easy …07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise A.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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  • Liked: 

    The views, the loos were ok, easy access and easy to find site, nice and tidy but school holidays not started yet
    Pitch very good lots of space, good walking/biking from site

    Disliked: 

    The evening midges, after a nice day out you want to come back and relax by the van no chance after 7pm as the midges just come out and bite you
    not the sites problem but maybe it should be mentioned in the write up
    not so good for disabled people as most tracks were for walkers or bikes

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Fairly rural location, travel to other areas means walk a lot or bike07/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Real camping feel . Pitched by river .

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    Showers a bit dated but clean and sinks in showers were ideal

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Just a little piece of heaven07/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (riverside)
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    Amazing setting with safe water play for the kids and beautiful forest outlook. Fantastic to be able to swim in the river everyday. Bring a fishing net and a boat if you have kids.

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    Kitchen area was closed for washing up and insects were brutal but that's a sacrifice for such great setting.

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitizing stations

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Cottonshopeburnfoot, Otterburn, Northumberland, England, NE19 1TF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.3068°N 2.3480°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cottonshopeburnfoot — 0.1 kilometres
Cottonshopeburnfoot — 0.4 kilometres
Village road — 2.1 kilometres
Train stations
Bardon Mill Rail Station — 37.0 kilometres
Haydon Bridge Rail Station — 37.5 kilometres
Haltwhistle Rail Station — 38.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 16.2 kilometres
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 16.6 kilometres
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 18.1 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 50.5 kilometres

Directions


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

Kielder Forest is indeed mighty: this is the biggest human-made woodland in England and covers 250 acres. Roe deer roam here, many an archaeological feature and Site of Special Scientific Interest can be found, and the forest is also home to Kielder Castle, piles of walking and cycling trails, and Kielder Observatory (this is top stargazing territory too).

Also in the forest, mosey along to the reservoir Kielder Water and Leaplish Waterside Park to hire fishing and pleasure boats, hide in the red squirrel hide, walk on water or try other activities like archery, crossbows, sea scooters or gymnastics.

Within easy driving distance of the site are famed Northumberland and Scottish Borders attractions like the budget-friendly Jedforest farm and animal park with native and exotic species and Mary Queen of Scots' House, both at Jedburgh 25 minutes away; Alnwick Castle and Hadrian's Wall (about an hour, and both also rather mighty); 19th-century Cragside House (45 minutes' drive), and the first-class Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland coast (an hour and a half).

Clay pigeon shooting is also available locally.

Must see

  • Cragside House, Gardens and Estate (29.3 kilometres)
  • Housesteads Roman Fort (32.7 kilometres)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (33.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cragside (28.9 kilometres)
  • Wallington (30.1 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Check-in times in low season (1 November to 31 March): 2pm to 7pm
Reception and barrier will close at 7pm.

Check-in times in mid and high season (1 April to 31 October): 2pm to 8pm
Reception and barrier will close at 8pm.

Check-out by 12pm all year round.

Border Forest Caravan Park cancellation policy

Pods: no refunds within 12 days of arrival.
Pitches: no refunds within 7 days of arrivals.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Border Forest Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £25,00 (R497,18) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Border Forest Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Border Forest Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Border Forest Caravan Park? Kielder Forest is indeed mighty: this is the biggest human-made woodland in England and covers 250 acres. Roe deer roam here, many an archaeological feature and Site of Special Scientific Interest can … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Border Forest Caravan Park?

    Check-in times in low season (1 November to 31 March): 2pm to 7pm
    Reception and barrier will close at 7pm.

    Check-in times in mid and high season (1 April to 31 October): 2pm to 8pm
    Reception and barrier will close at 8pm.

    Check-out by 12pm all year round.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Border Forest Caravan Park? From R509,84 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
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).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £25,00 (R497,18) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 20/04 and 15/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 15/10 and 20/04.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.
The kitchen facilities are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
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).

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25,00 (R497,18) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

Shared kitchen facilities at the bottom of the park are closed between the end of November and the end of March due to freezing temperatures.

The shower/toilet block at the top of the park (a three-minute walk from the touring pitches) is open all year round.

Low season (1 Nov to 31 March) check-in strictly between 2pm and 7pm. The site reception and barrier close at 7pm.

High season (1 April to 31 October) check-in strictly between 2pm-8pm. The site reception and barrier close at 8pm.

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