Whittlees

Gilsland, Brampton, Northumberland, CA8 7EL

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Our CL is situated in the heart of Roman Wall Country on the Northumberland/Cumbria border. Adults, children and pets are all welcome.

The site is made up of grass pitches, which are well maintained on mixed flat and slightly sloping ground. Electric hook-ups, waste disposal, recycling and fresh water are all available (awnings are also welcome). While here you can enjoy the wonderful dark skies.

You are within 50 miles of many wonderful attractions including:

  • The Hadrian's Wall Path (0.5 miles)
  • Roman Army Museum (2 miles)
  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (3 miles)
  • Vindolanda (9 miles)
  • Housestead's Roman Fort (10 miles)
  • Chester's Roman Fort and Museum (18 miles)
  • Walltown Quarry Country Park (2 miles)
  • Talkin Tarn Country Park (10 miles)
  • Walby Farm Park (17 miles)
  • Keilder Water and Forest Park (45 miles)
  • Lake District National Park (47 miles)
  • Thirlwall Castle (1 mile)
  • Featherstone Castle (5 miles)
  • Carlisle Castle (18 miles)
  • Hermitage Castle (30 miles)
  • Lanercost Priory (7 miles)
  • Bewcastle Church and Bewcastle Cross (12 miles)
  • Carlisle Cathedral (20 miles)
  • Hexham Abbey (21 miles)
  • Solway Aviation Museum (14 miles)
  • South Tynedale Railway (16 miles)
  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery (19 miles)
  • National Trust - Cragside (46 miles)
  • National Trust - Wallington (48 miles)

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: variable

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 3:00 PM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CA8 7EL
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GPS:
Lat 54.991441 / Lon -2.553123
OS field ref:
NY646667
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Carlisle, Brampton, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Corbridge, Newcastle
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Haltwhistle
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Mature Couple

Very good site. Good size, grass short. Good views. About 30 mins straight forward access from the M6. No difficulty entering the site. Sloping but wooden planks provided so easy to get level. Owner not present on arrival, but did not matter. Very convenient for walking the Hadrian's Wall trail - short drive to plenty of road side parking at Greenhead, then AD122 bus (free for OAPs) for stops all along the Wall. Could walk to Greenhead from site if did not want to use car. Good beer at Greenhead pub. Also spent a day in Newcastle - car to Haltwhistle, plenty of free parking at station, then train to Newcastle. Sainsbury's at Haltwhistle.
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Lovely CL

Saw this site from the bus a few years ago and at long last got back to use it. Owner a tad difficult to contact and pay but worked out in the end. Manicured grass, good facilities, access a tad tight for a very long outfit, and do take care at the A69 junction that can be nightmare-ish at times. Note that the Hadrian's Wall bus no longer goes as far as Gilsland and has to be picked up at Greenhead, but there is a connecting service passing the CL.
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Pefect for Hadrians Wall

Excellent facilities with well cut grass and good recycling. Lots of ponies, sheep and chickens in the field nearby to keep you amused. Not a great site for Motor homes as the site has 6 EHU's but only 3 or 4 are suitable due to the slope. Good signal on Three, TV tricky but got some Freeview channels to watch the Olympics. You can start the Wall walk from the site.

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Great site for all things Roman

The last week in October was not the best weather wise, but this little site was just great.  As we were the only ones there, we pitched as we wanted. Slight slope but nothing too scary just take heed. Ponies and chickens in the field next to us and they sell fresh eggs (the owners not the ponies!). The site handled the heavy rain well and apart from one small squelchy bit was fine.  We found TV reception not good but this was with an aerial and those with satellite may fair better. Wonderful views and really easy access to Hadrian's Wall. Lots of museums, walks and interesting sites within a short drive. This is a quiet, small site in a brilliant position for all things Roman.
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Well Worth a Visit

We stayed here for a week in the middle of Sep and we thoroughly enjoyed it,  

The site is sloping so be prepared for it, the owner has some blocks you can use beside the bin area. Only met the owner once and that was on arrival, very friendly and full of tips to get us out and about.  I can imagine some finding this CL a bit out of the way but it suited us down to the ground.  Not too far away from civilisation but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet.  

We were there for a week and we found loads to do nearby, spending quite a lot of our time walking long Hadirains Wall.  

I recommend you take the short drive up to Walltown Craggs to watch the sunset it was stunning.   This was perfect for us and it seemed it was a favourite of a few others, it was full all the time we were there.   I would definitely consider a return without hesitation.

P.S. When it gets dark, take a step outside and look up.  On a clear night the Milky Way is very clear and the display of stars is breathtaking. 

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