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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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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Great stay for anything Roman.

Stayed for 1 night at this lovely ,quiet tranquil CL. Sat nav took us straight there with no problem. Very nice well kept site. Location is great for sight seeing. We went to Walltown Crags to see the sunset which was lovely by the way and beautiful views and we went to Housteads to the Roman wall which was only 15 minutes away . Like another review said ,step outside when its dark and look up to the sky , it's full of beautiful bright stars. We had a lovely stay here and woukd definitely come back.
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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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