Herding Hill Farm

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

Self-catering Luxury Lodge and Wigwam® Cabins with hot tubs, just 1-mile from some of the most spectacular and rugged sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

Key Points

  • Wigwams, some with hot tubs, are wooden camping cabins for up to 5 with comfy mattresses, electricty for light, heating and appliances. Most are dog friendly.
  • Herding Hill Farm is a Dark Sky Friendly Park - great for stargazing.
  • There are luxury on-site amenities with underfloor heating, hot water and wash facilities.
  • Children can enjoy the play area and petting farm. There are more activities for all the family locally too, including wonderful walks, bike trails, fishing, watersports...
  • Newcastle is less than 45 minutes drive away.
  • For 4 adults / 2 children rent the luxury lodge with private garden, deck and hot tub. There are 3 bedrooms, and all you need for a self-contained holiday.


Award-winning, 5-star dog-friendly campsite with stunning views and wide open countryside on the doorstep. This makes Herding Hill Farm Camping & Glamping Site a pretty special place to visit. Cawfields Quarry on Hadrian's Wall is a 15-minute walk away and other attractions in Northumberland can be reached within a scenic hours drive. The site is operated as a low noise site and is not suitable for large or single-sex groups.

Wooden camping cabins, known as Wigwams, offer a warm and cosy glamping experience whatever the weather. Each are equipped with thick foam mattresses, electricity for light, heating and appliances. There is a fridge, microwave, heater, toaster and kettle. Bring your own bedding and towels.

They sleep up to 5 adults, are double glazed with blackout blinds and lockable. Some have outdoor hot tubs for a small extra fee, perfect for star gazing. There are 3 styles of wigwam: Running Water (with toilet and small hand basin), Big Chief and Wee Brave. The majority of the accommodation is dog-friendy (except the lodge) but there is a "no dogs" Wigwam for those with allergies.

Also available on the site are spacious grass camping pitches with electric for tents and serviced hardstanding pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans. New for 2020 from Herding Campers are two stylish newly converted VW T6 campervans for hire for those who want to travel further afield.

There is also a 3-bedroom self-catering luxury lodge which sleeps up to 4 adults / 2 children (minimum 3-night stay). This has a deck with private outdoor hot tub and small private garden.

Rated Gold by the AA and 5-star by Visit England, Herding Hill Farm won Campsite of the Year for the North East for 2017/18 and was highly commended in the 'Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park' category for the 2020 North East England Tourism Awards. Perfect for star gazing, Herding Hill Farm is a Dark Sky Friendly Park,

There is a luxurious on-site amenities block, which houses a shower suite (with underfloor heating) copious amounts of hot water, baths in the ladies toilets, a family/accessible bathroom with bath and shower, an 8 unisex person sauna (currently closed due to Covid), drying room, laundry room and dishwashing area.

A BBQ Hut, which accommodates up to 20 guests, can be hired (currently closed due to Covid social distancing restrictions).

Homemade pizzas can be delivered direct to your pitch. Available most Saturday evenings (between Good Friday and late October) and Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings during high season. There is also a small shop which is licensed with a good range of local beers and sells other essentials.

A large and safe children's play area is a great attraction for younger members of the family, as is the petting farm with alpacas, goats, donkey, Shetland pony, Kunekune pig, guinea pigs, rabbits and hens.

Nearby there is a host of activities for the kids, from Walby Farm Park to Go Ape in nearby Matfen to watersport activities t at Kielder to a variety of wonderful walks, biking trails and even fishing. There are local shops nearby and Carlisle and Newcastle are less than a 45-minute drive.

2-night minimum stay / 3 nights over a bank holiday weekend. 

The Luxury Holiday LodgeArrival days Monday and Friday for 3/4/7 night stays.  No dogs allowed inside the lodge. 

Family-friendly groups welcome, but no single-sex stag or hen dos.



Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more




 Hot water

 Outdoor access to bathroom

 Shower room





Paid Extras



 Extra logs / firewood





 Private entrance

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 No loud parties

 Quiet after 10pm

On Arrival

 Bring outdoor towels

 Bring your own linen

 Bring your own towels

 Pay extra for bedding & towels

 Personal check-in






Shared Facilities

 Shared washing up facilities

 Stroll to bathroom facilities

Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Large site (12+ accoms)

Nearest Airport/s



  • Award-winning  
  • Family Friendly  
  • Sauna  
  • Gift Vouchers  
  • Single night stays  
  • Best Views  
  • Dog Friendly holidays  
  • Groups  
  • Huts & Cabins  
  • Rural Retreat  

Content updated on 18th January 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Anne and Steve Dunwell from Herding Hill Farm