We wanted to stay on a site close to the centre of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland in order to be able to tour around the area without covering a high mileage each day. We chose Haltwhistle, a small C&CC site of about 45 pitches.  

It’s located on the river South Tyne in a woodland clearing. 

We delayed our arrival until mid-afternoon because of the warnings regarding the narrow and in places, steep approach road. An appropriate warning because reversing a rig on a winding 1 in 10 hill is not my idea of fun, even if one does like a challenge occasionally. 

The sun came out to greet us on arrival as did Frank to guide us to our pitch after Roma had checked us in. 

The layout of the site consists of an elongated oval service road aligned east – west and under the lea of a steep wooded slope on it’s southside. The river is on the north edge behind a narrow screen of trees. 

TV and mobile ‘phone reception is quite good although the signal strength seemed to decrease after rain possibly due to the screening effect of the trees. Satellite reception appeared to be possible from a couple of pitches in the northeast corner. 

There is a dog-walk on site along the riverside but a better walking area is in the wood accessible from the east end of the site. 

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