The Campsite

Individuals and small groups are welcome to camp in the field behind the Hall for £7 per person per night. It's £4 for DofE and similar bona fide youth activity groups - just contact the bookings secretary for the promo code. When booking online, we don't need the name of each camper - just copy and paste the main guest name.

The campsite is open most times of the year. Although not a fully-serviced campsite, we do try to provide the minimum basic facilities to a good standard. An outdoor washing-up area and standpipe (cold water only) are available behind the Hall. For a nightly extra £2 per person you can dry out your gear and freshen up in the Hall's two shower cubicles and drying room which are accessed via the rear door of the Hall. There's free wifi to be had from the Hall's foyer. If your dog's coming along, please pitch on the grassed area directly behind the hall 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!

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 wheelchair-accessible and baby changing facilities. For larger groups wishing to organise events involving camping, 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 and cooking equipment. 

For groups of four or more, our Richard can usually rustle up a delicious cooked breakfast and/or evening meal. Just email him your proposed date(s) of stay and size of party at to see if he's available.

Although we await a reopening date for our currently closed village pub, Alan our local taxi operator may be around to whisk you 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.