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

Call Paul Stafford on 07896 900956.

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.

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


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  • 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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024


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

Pre-Christmas break

November 21st 2023

December in the West Allen Valley and moors above Carrshield can be an amazing time.. We still have vacancies, so come and enjoy a pre-Christmas break. We cannot promise snow, but you will get a warm welcome.

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A new dawn or a new start

October 23rd 2023

The morning after Storm Babet caused so much devastation across the country, the gentle wind was blowing low cloud across the lower moors as the sun rose above Killhope Law. Could this signify a new start for people, being the light after the storm? Whether it is a physical new start you need or your mental health needs a place of escape, Carrshield Camping Barn can provide both.

As well as being a wonderful location to escape the demands of everyday life, it is also a place of adventure and exploration. There are moors and fells to explore, cascading rivers and becks, as well as some tremendous waterfalls. There are museums or craft shops in nearly every village in the area as well as the ubiquitous tea rooms.
So have a look at our website top see the range of activities on offer then book direct with us for a great escape.

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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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