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Border Forest Caravan Park
Northumberland   (Browse area)
NE19 1TF
Tel: 01830 520259
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Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 61 Reviews
                7/10 from 61 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dogpam123 3 reviews from this member

 Visited this camping area five times now over last few years, each time we return, love it more, campsite owners really lovely, very helpful,

Nice clean basic facilities, absolutely amazing if you have dogs the walking is unbelievable,

Lovely river runs by the site, just perfect we think,

Thanks for being there for us 🤗 

Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 13 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dogpam123 3 reviews from this member

 Just returned home from a great time at the lovely border forest campsite, we just love it there and our fourth visit,

Very friendly campsite owners,

Fantastic walks from campsite directly into the amazing forest, and what a delight owners have made a great dog walk all secure for days when you donít want the forest trail with your four legged mates,

We just love it there and cannot wait for next year to return, thankyou border forest

Graham Sandra beck and there two goldies 🐾 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Iawnski 1 review from this member

 Lovely people but, outdated the toilets need updating, the showers are far away if you get on the bottom of the site, it really really need a few bob spending on them and toilets.

No shop there to get any milk or bits. Nope not for us. 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Kismet dal 2 reviews from this member

 Very quiet site. perfectly situated for a peaceful get away, idea for dog walkers as plenty of walk straight from campsite.

Not much to do for kids that need entertaining, as no play area, but mine loved it as plodded in stream that was right next to caravan. 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Ficklejade 9 reviews from this member

 Firstly I should make it clear that my friends have a static on this site and this is what I was using. Consequently, I can't comment on value for money, although there isnít an N/A option for this section, so Iíve put a neutral response there.

The site is just off the A68. Chalets are at the top of the site, each with parking space and I had a brief show of one of these and they looked well appointed and clean. Reception is at the top of the site and is open 8. 30am to 7. 30pm; there is a communication system if no-oneís actually in reception.

Reception has a lot of local information and Simon and Kathy are also very helpful. Security is provided by a barrier, the fobs for which require a £10 refundable deposit. Thereís a one way system for vehicles around the site.

The main rubbish/recycling facility is near the top of the site as are the main toilet facilities. I obviously didnít use the gents but, although a bit dated, the ladies were spotlessly clean and the water was hot, although the site was busy with tourers over this weekend. (We had a small issue with our friendsí caravanís shower!) Overall, the site was spotless.

From this area, the site slopes down, through statics (mostly owned by individuals), to the lower, level field for tourers where there is another small facility block. A small bridge directly links the site to various walking routes, including the Pennine Way.

At this point, and in the interests of the backpacking section of the UKCS forum, this site does not take tents BUT DOES TAKE BACKPACKERS IN TENTS DOING THE PENNINE WAY. In fact, on the morning I left a couple, arriving around 11pm the previous night after a horrendous dayís walking, had been pitched up by the owners near reception (thus avoiding undue noise for other campers).

There is a burger (and a bit more) van that comes on a Saturday night in the main season Ė itís located at the top of the site just before you enter the statics section. Good value for money. Otherwise, thereís a small store in Otterburn but the Co-op in Bellingham (roughly 30 minutes away) is very well stocked with a great bakery next door, good greengrocers, hardware store, good pubs, some with a takeaway service and also a filling station and garage workshop.

Itís a great site for those who donít want a regimented site to use as a base for exploring the area. I had good 02 phone signal but wasnít great for friend for Internet which was intermittent. Iím not techy dependent, so probably not best person to comment!

This site is only a few hundred yards towards Otterburn to the access to the Forest Drive through to Kielder (toll). My bad, forgot to ask if this drive is actually open following the destruction of a bridge during Storm Desmond the other year Ė if you want to use this, check out first. 


Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 Please note we have been advised that this site no longer offers tent camping but still has motorhome and caravan pitches and holiday lodges. If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Milestone 6 reviews from this member

 Disappointed with this one as the majority of reviews are so good, yet we thought it to be scruffy with some run down statics and caravans.

The fresh water hose was un hygienically long enough to lay on the ground next to the bins and the small, open sided toilet area with concrete flooring was in need of a good clean.

The owners were pleasant, and the dog walking great, but we wouldn't return. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Eskymew 3 reviews from this member

 This site is ok. The toilet block was quite disappointing and a long walk from the camping field. We also struggled to get hot water at the washing up sinks. I'm not sure if they charged extra as it was a bank holiday weekend but £28 for 2 adults and one child seemed pretty steep to me.

I've stayed in much nicer sites for much less money. All in all it would be great if your in a caravan with your own facilities, but in a tent it was average. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Tazsmum 25 reviews from this member

 Well organised site, which was busy and some statics. Facilities OK. Good walking straight into forest which I enjoyed with the dog!

We used it as an overnight as we headed north. It was fine for that but others were staying for a full holiday and exploring the area. Good picnic, play areas by river in good weather. 

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Indyxe 3 reviews from this member

 Excellent place to stop, I stayed right next to the toilet block which had a nice little kitchen area with large fridge microwave and sink, and shelves with books that can be borrowed. The showers and sinks were near the entrance (mens)and were clean with warm water. Site had a lot of nice touches and perfect for dog walks. The site was perfectly situated for visiting kielder water and the surrounding area. Will definitely be using this site again. 

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