Carrshield Camping Barn, Near Blue Row Cottages, Carrshield, Hexham, NE47 8AF.

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Camping barn in an 18th century Mine Shop near Carrshield

Opened in 2019, Carrshield Camping Barn has been sympathetically converted from an 18th century mine shop (a scheduled ancient monument). Nestling in the Allen Valley it is surrounded by the impressive fells and valleys of the North Pennines AONB, known as England's last wilderness. Situated on the first floor, the camping barns accommodates up to 18 across 3 rooms, each with a wood-burning stove and a raised wooden sleeping platform. The rooms are individually secure, but can be interconnected, making it ideal for larger or mixed groups. There's a separate cooking area with stone benches and a composting WC. BYO stove, utensils and sleeping bag/mat. We now have mains electricity giving you lights and power points and a mobile signal within the building, but still no WiFi. Carrshield Camping Barn gives you the unique opportunity to escape from the modern world for a night or two and experience the life of your forefathers. The external sink is connected to mains water so can be used for washing and drinking, but if you are feeling brave a wash or plunge in the river. Perfectly located it's on the Isaac’s Tea Trail long distance footpath as well as the classic Coast-to-Coast cycle route (C2C) and close to a number of established mountain bike routes and will appeal not only to walkers, runners, hikers and cyclists, but also those interested in exploring the natural beauty, history and industrial heritage of the North Pennines. The nearest shops and pubs are a 10 min drive away. Dogs are welcome.
Surrounded by the stunning North Pennines, Carrshield Camping Barn offers basic accommodation for 18 across 3 rooms, each with a wood-burner & a wooden sleeping platform. There’s a separate cooking area & a composting WC. BYO stove, utensils & sleeping bag/mat. On the Isaac Tea Trail, C2C cycle route & close to mountain bike routes. Camping may be available.
Opened in 2019, Carrshield Camping Barn has been sympathetically converted from an 18th century mine shop (a scheduled ancient monument). Nestling in the Allen Valley it is surrounded by the impressive fells and valleys of the North Pennines AONB, known as England's last wilderness. Situated on the first floor, the camping barns accommodates up to 18 across 3 rooms, each with a wood-burning stove and a raised wooden sleeping platform. The rooms are individually secure, but can be interconnected, making it ideal for larger or mixed groups. There's a separate cooking area with stone benches and a composting WC. BYO stove, utensils and sleeping bag/mat. We now have mains electricity giving you lights and power points and a mobile signal within the building, but still no WiFi. Carrshield Camping Barn gives you the unique opportunity to escape from the modern world for a night or two and experience the life of your forefathers. The external sink is connected to mains water so can be used for washing and drinking, but if you are feeling brave a wash or plunge in the river. Perfectly located it's on the Isaac’s Tea Trail long distance footpath as well as the classic Coast-to-Coast cycle route (C2C) and close to a number of established mountain bike routes and will appeal not only to walkers, runners, hikers and cyclists, but also those interested in exploring the natural beauty, history and industrial heritage of the North Pennines. The nearest shops and pubs are a 10 min drive away. Dogs are welcome.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.

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Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 1x8, 1x6, 1x4
  • Open:

    All year. Check in 3pm, check out 10am
  • Price per night:

    8 bed room £60, 6 bed £50, 4 bed £40. Includes a basket of logs. Whole barn £135 (use code THEWHOLEBARNPLEASE) to book.
  • Booking:

    Book online. To be confirmed with full payment.
  • Directions:

    OS map ref NY803467 From the South, turn north off the A689 1km East of Nenthead signposted Carrshield. From the top of the valley and county boundary, carry on north towards Carrshield for 2.5km. From the North, turn left off the A686 2km south of Bearsbridge (signposted Ninebanks). Follow the road through Ninebanks and turn right at the T-junction with the Allendale-Carrshield road after about a further 5km. Pass through Carrshield village. The turn for Camping Barn is about 500m south of Carrshield village on the west side of the road, signed Barney Crag. The barn is only 50m down the track on the left hand side (before crossing the River West Allen) with car parking in front, and entrance to the accommodation at the rear.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest Station Haydon Bridge (14 miles). Then taxi.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Ravenber Way C2C Cycle Route Trans Euro Trail Isaacs Tea Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Family Friendly National Landscape Dog Friendly Mini Breaks with Activities Individuals welcome Camping Barns and Bothies Camping Hostels with firepits and campfires Featured on David Attenborough Wild Isles BBC program Duke of Edinburgh's Award Accommodation for Cyclists IHUK Community Biker Friendly North Pennines

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024 Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2024 / 2025 Available February Half Term 2025 Available Easter 2025 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2025 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2025

Facilities

fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation

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News & Offers from Carrshield Camping Barn

Summer holiday family fun and adventure, surrounded by history and nature

July 2nd 2024

Something different is waiting for you to discover in the valleys and moors of the North Pennines and south Northumberland. Walks, cycle rides, nature and history, all to be found.

You and your family will be able to get close to nature and experience the many delights of England’s last wilderness, the North Pennines National Landscape and UNESCO Geo Park.
Our location in the West Allen Valley, just south of the small village of Carrshield, has the river running close to the building and moors rising on either side, making it an idyllic setting. The accommodation is a converted Mine Shop (now and Ancient Scheduled Monument) used during the lead mining days when the area’s population was much higher than today. It allows you to have all the fun of camping, without the worry and hassle of tents.
There are walks from the door that let you explore the valleys, rivers and moors that make this part of Northumberland such a special place. The long-distance Isaac Tea Trail passes close to the village, so if you like a challenge, why not use Carrshield as your base?
Alternatively, you could cycle the quiet country lanes that pass between the valleys giving fantastic views over the rest of the county and southern Scotland. There is also off-roading with Bridleways that pass the door and take you over the moors, another great way of seeing the area.
At the end of your adventure, relax by the river, cook on an open fire or barbeque, and then sit back and watch the stars come out.
All of this at 2023 prices to help you with your cost of living.

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Need to escape the mundane and get away from crowds and queues? We offer something different

May 16th 2024

Then we could just be the place you are looking for, tuck away in a small valley in the North Pennines AONB. Come and stay in a Scheduled Ancient Monument with wildlife on your doorstep.

There is plenty to do and see, look at our website for some ideas, or you can just sit and relax by the rivers and streams that flow by the premises. Every now and then we all need that time to stop and recharge our batteries, this is the ideal location to do that very thing. With rivers and streams right outside the window and moors stretching away from the building, you will be able to find peace and tranquillity here.
Alternatively, if you would like to explore, walk or run the fells and moorlands in the area we have a series of routes that will guide you along the way. As well as the long-distance footpath Isaac’s Tea Trail going by the door.
Wildlife can be seen and heard from the rooms, with Lapwings sounding like an electric amusement arcade, Curlews letting their plaintiff cry and they circle above looking for food. Along the river there will be the sound of Wagtals, both Pied and Grey, bobbing along the rocks sharing the area with the Dippers searching for food.
Finish the day by a campfire and enjoy watching the sun go down in these peaceful surroundings.
Check our website and book direct with us.

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A week of adventurous activities in the North Pennines

April 20th 2022

Carrshield Camping Barn and the surrounding North Pennines has so much to offer within its ancient landscape. The scenery can get the heart racing or relaxing and Carrshield Camping Barn makes the perfect affordable base for seven days of amazing activities. Read on to find out more.

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