Activities and EventsThings to see and do around Northumberland
Places to Visit
There are a number of local visitor attractions that are worth visiting and exploring.
- Chesters Roman Fort And Museum at Chollerford - Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain - wander around the unusually well-preserved baths and steam room, and the officers' quarters.
- Housesteads Roman Fort - Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire.
- Vindolanda - Vindolanda lies just to the south of the curtain wall of Hadrian's Wall and is home to The Vindolanda Writing Tablets.
- For details of many more places to visit along Hadrian's Wall please visit
Pet and family friendly tearoom with a beautiful garden, serving a varied range of foods much of it home made. Scones, Soup, Quiche, Lasagne, Cakes. and Sunday Lunch Specials. Also a wide range of beverages, from coffee to chardonnay.
A short drive from the campsite along Ward lane.
Falconry Days are a professional falconry business that trains and flies around 70 Birds of Prey. Offering a number of experience days, and 'Meet the Birds' tours.
It is about a 1.5 mile walk (or drive) from the campsite.
The North East's premier Bonsai nursery.
Crag Lough and Hotbank Crag
Kennel Crags, Hadrian's Wall
Things to do
Alexander Adventures offer a number of different water sports activities from various locations close to the campsite.
10 Adventures list numerous walks all across the Northumberland National Park, there is bound to be a walk that you like!
Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to England's largest forest and the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe, Kielder Water & Forest Park is a playground for cyclists, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Walking, Running and Cycling
As the campsite is located on the edge of Kielder and Wark forests there and miles and miles of tracks and trails to explore either on foot or by bike. Northumberland is rapidly becoming a centre for Gravel Cycling in the UK, the local forests have some of the countries best, and most expansive gravel cycling trails.
The campsite is within a mile of the Pennine Way so easy to get to for those walking the trail; we are also close to The Reivers Cycle Routes and The Sandstone Way for those who want to get out on their bikes and explore further afield.
The Dirty Reiver
The Dirty Reiver 200 (200km), Dirty One Thirty (130km) and the new Dirty Sixty Fiver (65km) are off road cycling challenges based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America. Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland. The events will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.
Events of the North
Events of the North organise a number of events throughout the year, some of the more local are listed below:
- The NorthumbrianA full and half-distance iron distance triathlon in and around the stunning and challenging Kielder Water and Forest.
- Active Northumberland Kielder MarathonThe Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe's largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.
- Try on the TyneJoin in the summer of sport when you come and TRY 'Events of the North' fabulous event on the stunning Newcastle Gateshead Quayside!