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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Mixed bag

This site was easy to get to but unfortunately there was no welcome from the owner, which would have been nice - just polite to greet you and offer assistance/information. We had the pick of the pitches, luckily, and were able to get on the flattest one by the entrance. Some pitches were badly sloping and one visitor changed to our pitch when we left. The site is very near to Hadrian's Wall, with easy access to it down the road. The area is very picturesque and we had some really good walks. The barn on the adjacent farm (mentioned on another review) wasn't an issue. It is a very peaceful spot.
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A big slope but great walks

A short walk takes you into Gilsland, which isn’t up to much really, but the walking along the Hadrian’s wall paths is fabulous. Well signposted, historically interesting and just beautiful scenery. We didn’t see the owner at all, which doesn’t bother us, but I know some people like to be greeted. Our main problem is the hill. If you get in at the bottom then no problem (we got to move after the first night), but the rest of the field is too much of a slope, in my opinion, to hold pitches. We were forced to go sideways on across the hill and, even on the top level, our ramps were not enough. Had a feeling we were going to roll over in the night. That of course didn’t happen. Had we have parked at right angles to the fence in the traditional way, we would have been far too angled for the highest ramps to have been any use.

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Mature Couple

Third visit to this great site. So handy for walking the Hadrian's Wall path, walking from the site or parking at Greenhead and using the AD 122 bus, and for visiting other nearby attractions. Site slopes but OK with wedges even when 5 units present.
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Ideal for Hadrians Wall etc

Just spent the one night on this well laid out and well kept site as we were on route home. Everything was as expected and well labelled. Didn’t see owner but we spoke on the phone about payment instructions. Fresh eggs available to purchase. Would recommend.
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Veni, Vidi, Vista

[I came, I saw, what a great view] One of the best locations for a CL if you're doing the 'wall' thing (think Freddie Dibnah) and fairly easy access for a 40ft rig. Some sloping pitches but nothing extreme and the facilities are first class. The Roman Army museum (part of Vinolanda) is just a short drive away and the Wall Walk just a close. Plenty of places to get provisions. We chose Waitrose in Hexham and visited the Abbey. Parking in Hexham is free but confusing. Just avoid the blue and red lined bays, stick to white. Only downer on the CL was the building of a large barn in a neighbouring field, but the Northumberland Sunshine (aka wind and rain) soon stopped play.

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