The Camping Field
Covid Notice: We're now taking campsite bookings again. Sorry that the shower room and drying room are not available while current Covid restrictions remain in place.
You're welcome to camp in the Hall field for £7 per person per night. If you're a DofE or similar bona fide youth activity group it's £4 - just contact the bookings secretary for the promo code. Once current Covid restrictions are lifted we can again offer the option for a nightly extra £2 per person (please request when making your booking) to dry out your gear and freshen up in the Hall's two shower cubicles and drying room, accessed via the key-coded rear door of the Hall.
The campsite is open most times of the year. Whilst not fully serviced, we do try to provide the minimum basic facilities to a good standard. There's an outdoor washing-up area behind the Hall. If your dog's coming along, please pitch on the grassed area on the Hall side of the fence as Fido isn't allowed on the camping field - it's open to a children's playground. In summer months don't forget your midge repellent!
There's free wifi to be had from the Hall's foyer. The Hall's toilets are open to the public 24/7 and
located just off the foyer. They comprise two ladies cubicles and a
single gents cubicle and urinal. There are also separate wheelchair-accessible
and baby changing facilities.
For larger groups, there's space for around eight to ten 'family' tents or 15 - 20 small tents. Best to check in advance with the bookings secretary that the field's fully available for your group. Although we don't allow vehicles and caravans onto the field, you can hand push trailers and trailer tents via the side accessway (narrowest point 2.3m/7'6"). Limited parking is to be found next to the public telephone box and on the roadside in the village centre.
Food and drink
Unless you're arriving during the village store opening hours, you'll need to bring your own food supplies. Our village pub the George & Dragon remains closed at present pending a planned major makeover for 2022. Covid restrictions permitting, Alan our local taxi operator may be around to whisk you off to the Miners Arms in neighbouring Nenthead or one of the several pubs and restaurants in the metropolis of Alston, four miles away: phone 01434-381644, evenings & weekends 01434-381761, mobile: 07957 901562. If unavailable, try Alston Taxis, Alston tel: 01434-381386 mobile: 07990 593855. It's advisable to check availability before your visit.