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:
86

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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Good location for exploring, but take blocks!

Whittlees
Great location for exploring the wall, being just a 5 minute drive from the Roman Army Museum and 20 minutes from Vindolanda. As reported by others, the site slopes. A lot. And for certain pitches it slopes both front to back and side to side. It took us quite a while to finally settle on a spot. The ground is also rock hard, making it hard to hammer in awning pegs. A week with a digger and some topsoil would solve these issues and transform the site. There no grey water disposal point, just chemical. There are no public footpaths immediate by the site, and as we didn’t see the owners we didn’t know where we could and couldn’t walk with the dogs. The walk from Gilsland to Birdoswald is highly recommended.

jimwillsher

Reviewed on 17/06/2021 18:47

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Whittlees
4th vist to the site at end of May. Very enjoyable stay as usual. Very good access to all parts of the Wall.

ashbourne7

Caravanner

Reviewed on 08/06/2021 17:15

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Whittlees
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.

Kev and Claire

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 29/04/2021 11:53

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A big slope but great walks

Whittlees
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.

simonbarnes7

Reviewed on 20/04/2021 14:19

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Whittlees
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.

ashbourne7

Caravanner

Reviewed on 12/10/2020 12:01

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