Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

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Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by MrsCC on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:57 pm

Arrived at Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site – set on the outskirts of haltwhistle and in a lovely clearing in the forests of Northumberland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark called Bellister Wood.


Reception


We were greeted by the wardens who raised the manual barrier to let us into the site. A wonderful site with lots of character. The site was surrounding by trees with clear pitch boundaries. Even a river ran along side of some of the pitches – the sound of water so relaxing. A tidy and well laid out site, in a peaceful location. The only noise being the river, birds, and from the sheep over the other side of the river


River View


We booked in; the wardens were chatty and friendly and escorted us to the vacant pitches, where we choose the one we wanted. The site facilities were explained, toilet/shower block, motor home waste points, water, bins and even a dog walk. Toilet/shower block are a bit dated and shower trays are the type that you step down into which were difficult to clean after use!


Pitches



Motorhome Service Point


This is an ideal site to visit Hadrian’s wall only 15 minutes drive away, with Cawfields Quarry and Steel Rigg being the most scenic part of Hadrian’s wall IMO and well worth a visit not to be missed. A site we would stay at again if we were in the area and a bargain at only £14 a night. allthumbz

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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by Paulmold on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:23 am

Went there 3 years ago, first year we had the Symphony. We were pitched at the far end. It rained a lot (just for a change) and one day we woke up to find ourselves surrounded by water, not too deep but a caravanner near to us was sitting in about a foot of water and the ducks were enjoying it. The wardens had to help us all move to the dry end of the site. Apparently it was a common occurence.
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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by Justus2 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:30 pm

We stayed here in April 16. The toilet block has been completely refurbished inside and the site roads are now tarmac. Very pleasant stay all in all.
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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by boxerman on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:56 pm

Only stayed there one night. We left on a beautiful clear morning and went home via Alston and Hartside. Stupendous views from the Hartside cafe carpark. Although we'd been over Hartside before, the views were never as good as they were on that day - praps that's why Haltwhistle sticks in my mind?

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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by Mike187 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:46 pm

Agree whole heartedly, stopped there a couple of years ago for a few days. There is a nice walk into Haltwhistle along a disused railway nearby.

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Post by Bobskate on Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:23 pm

Thanks Mrs CC. I am off to Northumberland and Hadian's Wall in June so your report and recommendation is very useful.
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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by TeamRienza on Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:59 pm

We stayed at the site a few years back, drove to Haltwhistle and parked at Fair Hill beside Sainsburys. Took the bus to Houstead fort and walked that section of the wall back to Haltwhistle. A longish day and tired feet, but it was worth it. We also drove to Vinlandia which, in my opinion, is a much more interesting site than Housteads.

We enjoyed the C&CC site, although accessing the grey waste drain was a minor inconvenience as we had to go the wrong way round the site to have our drain over the manhole.

We were at the Bala site last week and it is impossible to get the drain on the van any where near the manhole. 

I should have thought this modification on sites would not be impossible to make!

As someone else said there is a pleasent walk along the river bank which can be linked to the disused rail track to the town.

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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by Groper on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:40 pm

Stayed their several years ago and red squirrels were playing round the vans if it was quiet.Magical.
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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by mikeyval on Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:44 pm

We plan to visit Northumberland in September -having read the previous comments, does Haltwhistle still get flooded ? Or has this been fixed ?

On the same area, anyone recommend any other site/s in Northumberland? 
A pub on the doorstep and a Bus Service would be an added bonus
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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:29 pm

Have you read the reviews on the C&CC website? Lots of reviews this year and all giving it a 5 star rating and no mention of any flooding, so I assume the problems of the past have been sorted.

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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by mikeyval on Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:32 pm

Cheers Paul, will save that for bedtime reading tonight.

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Re: Haltwhistle Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Post by alt on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:28 pm

We were there 2weeks ago, it rained quote heavy at times but we didn't see any flooding.
The ground was very soggy under foot on some of the walks we went on, so shows the amount of water around.
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