Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Campsite, Alston, Cumbria
Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Campsite set in the stunning location of Alston, the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and known as England’s Last Wilderness. The site offers visitors a friendly welcome within a warm, renovated building, touring site with electric hookups and the adjoining campsite set in a wildflower meadow offers travellers to get even closer to nature in this beautiful part of Cumbria.
The whole site has been created to help keep the environmental footprint to a minimum and there is a private spring water supply.
Haggs Bank Campsite has 2 special areas that each provides a unique camping experience. The small woodland area offers travellers to wild camp under the stars and they can even offer trees for hammock tents! Whilst the main campsite sits in part of a 4.5-acre wildflower meadow with terraced pitches to enhance the views across the picturesque valley. There are 14 caravan and motorhome pitches in total. The showers and toilets are attached to the bunkhouse and included in the price.
The alternative accommodation – The Bunkhouse, provides self catering accommodation for up to 25 in 3 bunkrooms of 5, 9 and 11 with the largest bunk room having its own en suite facilities and all bedding included. Towel hire is also available at a small additional cost. With a fully equipped self catering kitchen and plenty of space to eat together and chill out; this cosy group accommodation that provides a perfect retreat after a day spent exploring this stunning landscape.
The North Pennines has a vibrant history of lead mining which can be rediscovered at the nearby Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Take a trip on a steam train, walk behind a waterfall or see whether you can spot our local populations of red squirrel, roe deer, red grouse and even pine marten. For those wanting to explore a bit further, it's only 20 miles to Hadrian's Wall and just an hour from Newcastle.
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