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Wallsend Camp Site

9.8

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General

  • Tent campsite on the western edge of historic Hadrian's Wall
  • Forty minutes' drive from the Lake District and 20 from Carlisle
  • Licensed tearoom on site

Make like a certain Roman and make for a grand adventure in the north of England... and with the added grand addition of a tearoom too.

Yep, you're off to Hadrian's Wall, the world-famed 73-mile wall running along northern England that was built by the eponymous emperor around 22 AD. And on its western edge at Bowness-on-Solway is the quiet family site of Wallsend Camp Site, a fully-licensed and well-equipped base a short stroll from the edge of the wall.

Fret not though if you're not an ancient Rome aficionado as there's stacks of other stuff to do around here: Solway is in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; RSPB Campfield Marsh is within a couple of miles of the site, and tiptop walking and cycling trails are all around. For adventures further afield, Carlisle is 20 minutes' drive away and the Lake District within 35.

The site welcomes hikers and cyclists, and can sort secure storage for bikes. After a morning roaming about, guests can have a restful afternoon in the licensed tearoom, or pick up a sandwich to set off out again for a picnic. Packed lunches are available on request.

Amenities include shower and toilet facilities with hot water included; heated bathrooms with hairdryers; an electric vehicle charging point; a washing-up area, and an outdoor stand pipe and dog-wash area. A washing machine is available for an extra charge.

The nearest village shop is four miles away, and the nearest supermarkets, banks and chemist are in Wigton, nine miles from the site.


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9.8

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A superb site managed with great attention to detail.09/14/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhil C.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    A truly fantastic site. The grounds are exquisite; a flat very well kept grassy site surrounded by a protective belt of trees with a totem pole. The showers and loos are superb and the facilities include kettle and sink with a large selection of basics that can be bought through the honesty box. Also a little cafe on site in the main house which we did not use but given the quality of everything else on offer I'm sure would be superb.

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The tent pitch area was flat and grassy. There were …09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCasey H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The tent pitch area was flat and grassy. There were hedges on 2 sides so there was a bit of protection from the wind. There is a hut on the campsite with toilets and showers, and also an honesty box with snacks and hot and cold drinks. There is WiFi available from here. The food at the nearby pub was really good, and reasonably priced. A good place to stay for the start of our Hadrian's Wall walk.

    Disliked: 

    The mown grass left on the pitches after mowing needed raking/clearing up.

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Excellent facilities and places to eat less than a five 5min walk beau08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Campsite and amenities where excellent and more than I expected.

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    Rain

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Location, and excellent facilities on the site.08/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjoanne m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Location, and excellent facilities on the site.

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Excellent no more no less! X08/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle K.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site was so peaceful and you could pitch your tent wherever you wanted to around the totem. The first night was bliss, peaceful surroundings, showers absolutely amazing, weather a plus.........and then mother nature took a turn! We ended up with a rip in our tent. Went to Lyn to ask advise and if she had anything with a roof available. .........she did😊 She let us have one of her amazing pods for the rest of our weeks stay. Our own shower and toilet, kitchen, heating, bed, tv, the list goes on! Could not fault this site at all. Even though weather was grim there was plenty to do locally from Carlisle Castle to Hadrians Wall and a jump over the border to Gretna Green. As for the local pub The Kings Arms, food amazing, local gin and ale amazing and locals, staff so so friendly and knowledgeable. Missing everything already. ❤

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    Not one thing did we dislike, absolutely amazing site with amazing owner and team. Thank you for our fab stay. X

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Clean facilities, excellent showers.08/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCraig S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, really friendly people who emailed back very quickly answering my questions.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches06/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJack C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Sound facilities. Microwave, good toilet and shower.

    Disliked: 

    If busier, only one toilet for male

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Clean and quiet.06/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomwayne h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Clean and quiet.

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Great site, quiet, flat pitch, spotless facilities.05/31/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Great site, quiet, flat pitch, spotless facilities.

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Everything. Campsite is 10/10. Great facilities in the little hut …05/17/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Everything. Campsite is 10/10. Great facilities in the little hut for cooking, cleaning and showering. Pitches level. Great setting.

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Features

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

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

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Location

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  • The Old Rectory, Bowness-on-Solway, Wigton, Cumbria, England, CA7 5AF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9517°N 3.2128°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Annan: Market Square Coach Stop — 5.1 kilometres
Wigton: King Street Bus Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Longtown (Cumbria) Graham Arms Coach Stop — 16.7 kilometres
Train stations
Annan Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Gretna Green Rail Station — 11.0 kilometres
Wigton Rail Station — 14.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 39.8 kilometres
Keswick Ferry Landing — 40.0 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 41.4 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 96.6 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

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall is home to several fab and famed Roman Britain attractions including Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda, each just over an hour's drive from the start of the wall but well worth a day trip.

Staying close to home, the first section of the wall from its western end is the 15.5-mile trek from Bowness to Carlisle passing Drumburgh Castle and Burgh-by-Sands. The start of the walk around Bowness is top birdwatching land too: look out for oystercatchers, plovers, redshanks and loads more around the dunes, peats and marshes of the Bowness sands.

More nature spotting is at RSPB Campfield Marsh, five minutes' drive from the site (or easily reached by foot or bike). Species to spot include wading birds, dragonflies, geese and snipe; the reserve also has nature trails, a viewpoint, a play area and a visitor centre.

Must see

  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (11.3 kilometres)
  • Carlisle Castle (18.3 kilometres)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (24.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (33.6 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Wallsend Camp Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Wallsend Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wallsend Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wallsend Camp Site? Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall is home to several fab and famed Roman Britain attractions including Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda, each just over an hour's drive from the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wallsend Camp Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Firepits, solid-fuel stoves, chimineys and barbecues are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 26/03 and 05/10.

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.

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

Additional terms

Tents must be pitched at least five metres apart.

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