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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Beautifully situated CL

Whittlees
This CL is in the heart of farmland and is great. Pitches do slope a little but nothing that cannot be easily sorted with normal ramps and chocks. Well placed for visiting Hadrians Wall and well supplied with walks. Kielder Water is only a short drive away and well worth the trip. The owner, who lives next to the field, called frequently to empty the bins, top up the eggs and generally check all was OK. The elsan point and water tap area are all clean and tidy as was the bin and recycling area. A lovely site well worth a visit.

NorfolkWanderer

Caravanner from Norfolk

Reviewed on 06/10/2021 15:39

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Quiet, peaceful and enjoyable CL

Whittlees
At the risk of repeating myself, my review title summarises this site - Quiet, peaceful and enjoyable CL, The site does have some sloping pitches, but they are not difficult IMHO or excessive like some reviews imply, and the other important aspect is that it is relatively spacious. I also like the fact that the owner is not an obsessive grass mower like some site owners. Friendly down to earth gent too. Easy payment arrangements and thoughtful practical touches at the water supply and the toilet emptying point make CL life easy. The views aren't great unless you enjoy tractors and farm kit on one horizon ( I do), but it is wonderfully placed for walking the central area of Hadrian's wall and all around it. Loved the CLand I will return again.

farndalebarry

Reviewed on 23/09/2021 14:22

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Whittlees
We have stayed here twice in the last two weeks and found it to be ideal for us. The grandchildren have had space to play without being too near to other users. The first visit they made friends with others in vans and the second time played with 2 lovely local children. It is a sloping site but chocks are made available and siting is not as difficult as implied by others. It is clean and well cared for and there is space to allow privacy. All facilities are kept in great order. Lots to do near by. Altogether we have loved the time here and it will be on our list of places to go not too far from home.

TT53

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Reviewed on 02/09/2021 16:42

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Lovely and peaceful

Whittlees
Lovely and peaceful site which is well kept with plenty of space between pitches. Some of the pitches are a bit slopping and wood chocks are essential this is one I would revisit.

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Reviewed on 28/08/2021 05:36

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Not as sloping as people say it is.

Whittlees
Having read some of the reviews about how badly this site sloped, we came prepared to use all of our vast array of levelling equipment. But on arrival, we were pleasantly surprised. The site was completely empty, so we had the choice of any of the 6 pitches. Pitch 1 is the one we chose, which is almost completely level. Pitch 2 is almost level as well. Granted, the rest of the pitches do slope, but nothing like some of the reviews make out. We have been on sites that are a lot worse, and always managed to get our caravan completely level. If people want a billiard table pitch, perhaps they should stick to club sites. As some of the other reviews mentioned, we didn't see the owner, but this was not a problem. All amenities are clearly labelled, just pop your payment in an envelope and leave it in the shed by the entrance. The ground was not at all hard, our awning pegs were easy to get in. Very peaceful if you don't mind countryside sounds i.e. sheep bleating. Buy that's why we like caravanning. Good access to lots of attractions, a lot related to Roman history, and more tea rooms close by than there are days in the week. All in all, a gem of a site. We will definitely be back.

catty247

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Reviewed on 09/08/2021 16:54

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