Stonehaugh is a quiet and relaxed rural site situated within the stunning Northumberland National Park. Set amongst beautiful moorland on the edge of Wark Forest we are located between Kielder Water and Hadrian’s Wall.
There is easy access to walking, with footpaths (including the Pennine Way) close by and visiting cyclists will find numerous forest tracks with the North Pennine cycle route (NCN 68) passing close to the village.
17 miles from Hexham, and only an hour’s drive from Newcastle, we are close to the quiet village of Stonehaugh (pronounced Stone-Hoff) which was designed in 1951 as a village for the Forestry Commission workers at the time when Wark forest was being planted.
We enjoy some of the darkest skies in England so it’s a fantastic place for Stargazing. Rural Northumberland has very low levels of light pollution which give us truly dark skies. This is why the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park have been designated as an International Dark Sky Park.
Walksburn picnic area is only a ten minute stroll from the campsite. Set under the three famous totem poles it’s a perfect place for a picnic and a paddle in the cool waters of the burn.
The site is comparatively flat and is therefore suitable for tents, campervans, caravans and motor homes.
A cedar wood constructed shower block on site provides toilet and shower facilities and includes a family bathroom. Kinder to the environment, this is powered by a wind turbine and solar panels provide hot water (although all backed up with mains power when needed).