If you plan on doing some camping while exploring England’s Northumberland National Park there are numerous choices for tent and caravan camping. One of these is the Border Forest Holiday Park, which is located close to Otterburn at the edge of the beautiful Kielder Forest. The area is filled with many hiking and nature trails and provides easy access to the Pennine Way. There’s also a wide variety of interesting wildlife in the area.
The location of the park is ideal for those who’d like to explore the fabulous scenery and countryside that’s present in the Northumberland area and the border country. It’s also quite a historical region and was the site of the famous Battle of Otterburn way back in 1388. This turbulent battle saw Sir Henry Percy lead the English Army against an army of Scottish knights which was under the command of the Earl of Douglas.
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There’s another famous historical site near the campground which is Hadrians Wall, which was built early in the 2nd century by a Hadrian, who was a Roman emperor. In addition, the Heritage Coast isn’t too far away and features some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches. Of course, you can just camp out and enjoy the wonderful scenery that’s offered in the holiday park.
The park features approximately 3 acres of grassy area along with street lighting and paved roads. It’s a fine location for those who want to camp out in a tent, motorhome or caravan. There are pitches on site with electric hook-ups as well as blocks of showers. If you’d prefer to camp in luxury, there are two rooms for rent with en-suite washrooms and facilities to make tea and coffee. In addition, there are also luxury wooden lodges available which come with hot tubs as well as a one-bedroom cottage.
Everything about the park is quite modern and clean and the showers are free, unlike many areas of Europe. You’ll also be able to purchase gas cylinders at the camping park and take advantage of the site’s launderette. There’s an electric shaver point, a chemical disposal location, and plenty of drinking water available.
Also, unlike many British and European holiday parks, the Border Forest Holiday Park is ideal for relaxing with your family and/or friends, and is a great place to get away if you’d like to spend some alone time. Dogs are allowed as long as you abide by the park’s rules concerning leashes. There’s a nearby river/stream if you’d like to try your hand at fishing for your supper.
There are numerous different types of animals in the surrounding area and woods and the campground itself is more or less on a farm setting. You’ll see plenty of horses, ponies and chickens close by and several types of bird species. The hiking and nature trails enable you to explore some marvelous scenery while getting some exercise at the same time. There is an assortment of historical sites in the region as well as some National Trust properties to check out.