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The Camping and Caravanning Club Campsite

Bellingham Camping & Caravanning Club Site

England, Northumbria, Northumberland, Bellingham

Tel:
+44 1434 220175
Open:
1 March - 5 January

Alan Rogers Review

Bellingham Camping & Caravanning Club site is an ideal base for outdoor life in the Northumberland National Park and for exploring the east. The compact campsite provides 70 level pitches on grass and hardstanding, all with 16A electricity. There are 4 camping pods for hire. Bellingham, a traditional Northumbrian village, is within easy strolling distance and offers a heritage centre, shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. A local bus stops at the site entrance. Walk to Hareshaw Linn waterfall or visit the Kielder Water and Forest Park, nine miles to the west. Hadrian’s Wall is a similar distance to the south.

Non-members are welcome and may join on site. Please speak to site staff for details and to check pitch availability before arrival.

Cragside (National Trust), the first house to be lit by hydroelectricity, and English Heritage properties are nearby, along with the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens. It is only a short drive or bus ride to Hexham with its market, abbey and the oldest gaol in England. A little further will take you to Newcastle and Gateshead, home of the Angel of the North and the Metrocentre.

Facilities

Excellent toilet facilities provide washbasins in cubicles, controllable showers and a free hairdryer. Dishwashing area. Laundry facilities. Reception offers tourist information, basic food supplies, camping equipment, gas and battery charging. Fridges for hire. Motorhome service point. Telephone. Heated Recreation/TV room, dining area, kitchen, family shower room, other WCs, drying room and indoor games area. Children's play area. Pets welcome. Dog walk. Glamping pods are available to hire. Only ‘green’ septic tank safe (non disinfectant) chemical toilet fluids can be used on this site. TV Reception good. Wi-Fi, charged.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kids
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Location

Although Bellingham can be reached by using the A68 Corbridge to Jedburgh road, you are strongly advised that those driving large motorhomes (>5m) or towing caravans should avoid using this section of the A68. There are numerous dangerous blind summits on the road north of Corbridge. Furthermore, the first 2 turnings to Bellingham going North on the A68 are not suitable for towing vehicles.

From Carlisle follow A69 eastbound until 2 miles from Hexham town centre (and one mile west from the turning to Hexham), then turn left (north) on the A6079 (Bellingham, Kielder Water). After 3 miles in total and 0.75 miles after the village of Wall, turn left (north) at a crossroads onto the B6320 (Bellingham, Kielder Water). Shortly afterwards, cross the River North Tyne at Chollerford and take the second exit on the roundabout. Bellingham is around 12 miles north on this road, around 5 miles north of the village of Wark. The campsite is on the left hand side of the road, just beyond a Bellingham local services sign.

From Newcastle follow A69 westbound until 1 mile west of (i.e. beyond) the turning to Hexham, then turn right (north) on the A6079 (Bellingham, Kielder Water). After 3 miles in total and 0.75 miles after the village of Wall. Then as above.

From Jedburgh follow A68 southbound and turn right (southwest) on the B6320 (Bellingham, Hexham). Continue for around 6 miles to Bellingham village, do not turn off the road, but continue through the village, e.g. pass the Black Bull pub on the left, and cross the bridge over the River North Tyne. Continue beyond the bridge, without turning for around 600 yards. You will pass a chapel and row of crofters cottages on the left, the campsite is after these, on the right hand side of the road.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
55.137673 -2.259494
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N55 8 15 W2 15 34