Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

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Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby 3speednut » 25 Feb 2020, 7:29pm

I am thinking of trying the Hadrian's Wall Cycle way from Carlisle to Tynemouth and possibly camping can anyone recommend any good campsites along the route ,I am going to do it over 5days -4 nights so low mileage and taking my time and having a look at things of interest on the way ,I may start on the coast from Maryport maybe not sure yet ,any help from anyone's experience of this route would be welcome particularly camping experience.

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby foxyrider » 25 Feb 2020, 7:44pm

My experience, back in 2009, was that camp sites along the wall route are in short supply.

I did it over 3 days from Carlisle, there are certainly sites at either end but you may need to wander some distance off route across the middle (and out to the coast at the eastern end) - i ended up right down at Rowlands Gill on my second night having spent the first in a Motel just off the Military Road.

Its a nice ride bit IMHO the stretch tacked on from Maryport is a washout with no purpose other than to add miles. (there is a tiny Roman site and museum there but its got nothing to do with the Wall which starts on the Solway Firth)
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Feb 2020, 9:06pm

I did it from Whitehaven last April over ,4 days. I stayed at Allonby, just west of Carlisle +can't remember sure) and Hadrian's Wall camp site Haltwhistle. Haltwhistle was superb but a bit off the route.

Lanercost Priory is a great lunch stop.

A great ride.
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Paulatic » 25 Feb 2020, 9:31pm

Slack house farm https://slackhousefarm.co.uk/the-cafe-and-farm-shop/ is good food stop. I bought one of their organic yoghurts as a starter last September and I’m still using it. You can’t do that with Yeo! They also have a camping barn from £15.
I like the C&CC camping site at Haltwhistle a couple of miles off route with a great pub in walking distance.
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Greystoke » 26 Feb 2020, 4:36pm

Look on YouTube for the beard brothers hadrian wall cycle

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby reohn2 » 26 Feb 2020, 5:15pm

Greystoke wrote:Look on YouTube for the beard brothers hadrian wall cycle

:wink: :- https://youtu.be/kQ1QcBr5Dmw
I really like those two's videos :)
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby 3speednut » 26 Feb 2020, 7:11pm

Thanks for all your reply's and yes I have seen the Beard Bros videos they are very good inspiring things to watch .

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby 3speednut » 27 Feb 2020, 7:35pm

Norman H wrote:Cycle travel is your friend.

https://cycle.travel/route/hadrians_cycleway/stay

Thanks for the link NormanH excellent site.

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Aquila » 2 Mar 2020, 4:45pm

Fallowfield dene caravan and camping site 10mins from Hexham nr the village of Acomb and around 10mins to the wall itself. I've seen many cycle tourers there, I have a caravan there and if I'm around you'd be welcome to a coffee and breakfast.... it takes me around 4hrs to cycle to the coast from the site going West to East and is around 35mile

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby 3speednut » 4 Mar 2020, 3:47pm

Cheers aquila, thats a nice thought, i will bear that in mind :D

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Adamcycles17 » 4 Apr 2020, 9:51pm

Camp sites we used last Summer were at Wylam (ok but only one loo, no shower), Acomb (good), Brockalee at Bardon Mill (excellent) and Banks (very good almost wild camping with basic facilities).
The Bistro en Glaze in Wylam was the stand out meal.

Vindolanda the top Museum. My blog is on Crazyguyonabike.com.

This was a slow ride to do lots of Roman stuff hence the close spacing of the sites.

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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby st599_uk » 10 Apr 2020, 8:16pm

There's also a new Youth Hostel at Once Brewed with great views. Was meant to be there last night.
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 Apr 2020, 11:03pm

st599_uk wrote:There's also a new Youth Hostel at Once Brewed with great views. Was meant to be there last night.


Booked up for ever. Sorry you are unable to go.
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Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Postby st599_uk » 10 Apr 2020, 11:15pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
st599_uk wrote:There's also a new Youth Hostel at Once Brewed with great views. Was meant to be there last night.


Booked up for ever. Sorry you are unable to go.
All yha closed until July. Will try and sort it out again once all this is over.
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