Carrshield Camping Barn, Near Blue Row Cottages, Carrshield, Hexham, NE47 8AR, OS map ref NY803467

Call Kim Emmerson on 01434 345913


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, know 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. Lacking electricity, WiFi, mobile signal and tap water (there are streams on the doorstep for washing), 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. 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, 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. A container of tap water can be provided on request and extra camping may be available. Dogs welcome. This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    18: 1x8, 1x6, 1x4
  • Open:

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

    8 person room: £45, 6 person room: £35, 4 person room £25. Prices includes a basket of logs per room.
  • Booking:

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

    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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the camping barn map, the Isaac's Tea Trail, the C2C Cycle Route and the North Pennines.


fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
ZDogs by arrangement


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March 26th 2019

Stay in a converted 19th century mine shop at Carrshield Camping Barn. The newly and sympathetically restored camping barn is within the former Barney Craig Mine Shop in the North Pennines. This used to be the largest mine shop in south Northumberland. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was at risk of collapsing beyond repair. 

With funding from Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund,  the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership renovated the building using traditional methods and existing materials and converted the upper floors into a basic Camping Barn.  It is now owned and managed by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, for the benefit of the local community. Why not support such a worthwhile enterprise and have yourself a fabulous weekend away exploring the North Pennines at the same time?
Carrshield Camping Barn, within the hostoric Barney Craig mine shop in the North Pennines, Northumberland
Carrshield Camping Barn

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