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  • Campsites in Northumberland Ideal for Backpackers and their Dog!
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    Is is not a question whether you are a professional and experienced camper or a  beginner at this activity. When backpacking through the beautiful landscapes of the UK, there is this one place that is popular because it has that outstanding weather perfect for camping and most breathtaking nature one could ever imagine; that’s NORTHUMBERLAND. It’s picturesque view and peaceful surrounding will surely calm your nerves and make you relax. Instead of staying in your houses, why don’t you grab that camping tent and call your family and friends and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. But that’s not all, aside from the view and the cool offers, you can tag your furry friend along with you.

    1. Bells of Hemscott – If you are looking for an old fashioned and traditional stay in, then this is the place for you. You will stay in these beautiful canvas bell tents which are all delicately decorated and have the most wonderful lights and colours that you could imagine. It’s luxury without the infringement on nature or staying in a crowded and noisy hotel. It is open during the summer months and even though the tent locations move from season to season, you can be very sure that your very own tent will be overlooking a beautiful pond which is overflowing with wildlife.
    2. Haggerston Castle Holiday Park – Have you ever wondered just how the royalties live? Well here is your chance to stay in one of the most stately of all hotels in this side of the UK. This is a 5 star park with everything from an indoor pool complex ,rope courses, pony rides and bowling greens. It has a free children’s club and a wonderful and elegant spa. You couldn’t ask for anything more because everything is here under one roof.
    3. PosHHUts – These private huts are nestled in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and they are a nice retreat for those who are sick of the city life.  These huts are equipped with chandeliers, king sized beds and a small kitchen and shower.  They are placed in their own individual gardens so when you step out your cabin, you will be exposed to nature’s breathtaking view. You will get a welcome breakfast and also a pre-made evening meal which just needs to be warmed up in your private kitchen.  These are the perfect get away treats for a the romantics out there and also for those who just really want to stay in nature without having to sleep outside. So basically, for everyone.
    4. Riverside Country Park – This is really off the beaten path and will save you from the tourist traps just around the corner.  This place has everything that an entire family could want or even for just a single person who wants to go hiking and tracking through the wilds. Everything from an indoor pool and spa to fly fishing and games in the oversized game room.  It has it’s own restaurant with a bar and free wifi for those people who just need to stay connected with the outside world no matter what that they are doing.  This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to avoid crowds and if you want to just lose yourself in nature.

    Please note that camping charges are for up to a four man tent, anything above this size will be charged extra.

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    How to beat the wind and set up a small family tent properly
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    Trying to set up a tent just before a storm coming can be nerve wracking especially when you’ve got children tagging along who want to be as helpful as they possibly can be. Getting kids involved in setting up camping equipment will actually teach them to respect the property. It doesn’t have to be a stressful situation at all if you follow these easy steps to get your family tent set up in no time.

    Read The Instructions – All tents can be different and that means you have to read the instructions.

    Wide Open Spaces – Make sure that you pick a space that is not only flat but also open. Ensure that it is close enough to the fire that if it gets cold at night, it will be easy for to keep warm, but not too close to that you might set the tent on fire. Make sure that you check which direction the wind is coming from and make sure that you position the door away from the winds that might come through. Do not set up in dry washes because of flash flooding and make sure that you keep your sleeping area away from the cooking and toilet area of the camp.

    Lay out the materials – Laying out all the pieces of the tent will help you keep track of what you have and also what you’ve used and what you will use next. Sometimes the pieces come labeled and sometimes they do not.

    Inside Out – Work from the inside out meaning that you will do the inner most poles and attachments first then work your way out to the edges. Ensuring that you’ve left yourself enough space on both sides so that it can be stretched out properly when the pegs go into the ground.

    Tent Poles – Put together your tent poles before you start working. Most of the modern tent poles now have elastic ties which hold them together so they are very easy to take down and to put into place.

    1. camping siteTent Sleeves – Place the poles through the tent sleeves and it should make an x at the top.

      Tent pegs – Position the poles and pegs together on the ground and use a rubber mallet to pound these into the ground ensure that they are secure. You will do this usually with 4 sides some of the larger tents will have 6.

      Tent Fly – This is usually used to keep out the rain and insects. If you decide not to use use, make sure that the weather is great.

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    How a log cabin with a hot tub offers real luxury?
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    Log cabins are mostly situated in the distant areas in valleys and hills, amidst the forest, far from villages and populated towns to give you some privacy and calm environment with your family and loved ones. It offers luxury for you to relax as well as offers a close look on the flora and fauna of nature. Log Cabins who offers hot tub is a real luxury which goes hand in hand with the peaceful environment. This is the best thing to spoil yourself with during your vacation away from all the tiring and busy work in the city. Enjoy the day by walking through the trails in the woods, fishing and cycling and then go back to your luxurious cabin to relax in a hot tub.

    Few log cabins offer real luxury by providing hot tubs on an outside area of the cabin to get a look at the woods and the nature around you. Some even overlooks the beautiful valley and river to give you a chance to relax and watch kingfishers, otters and birds to enjoy your evening. The log cabins have their private hot tubs, sometimes with jacuzzis. The hot tub also offer oil and aroma treatments which can be used through out the year. Northumberland has a number of beautiful log cabins amidst woods and valleys to offer real luxury with hot tubs. Here is a list of suggestion where you can avail these luxurious vacation offers.

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    Hidden River Cabin is a private and exclusive holiday lodge near River Lyne which gives you ecstatic experience of luxury in log cabins with hot tubs. The hot tubs are situated in a way that lets you relax privately. The log cabins are made up of real trees with intricate and fancy details. The cabins lets you relax and have a wonderful time with yourself to shed all your weariness. They provide Scandinavian hot tubs and spectacular view of the lake to allow you to relax while enjoying the view.

    Parmontley Hall Lodge is situated in Hexam, Northumberland and is known for its exotic location, open area and breathtaking view. It was tagged as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”,the charming log cabins are boutique styled with modern features and an array of hot tubs to relax and enjoy. Every log cabin offers a verandah where you will find their hit tubs-ideal way of relaxation under the stars.

    Peel Lodge is a small contemporary lodge having log cabins and hot tubs outside the cabin to ensure full luxury. It is a perfect place for couples to have some private time together.

    Border Forest Lodges in Otterburn, Northumberland offers real luxury with log cabins and hot tubs on the North West corner of the National Park. It also offers a great location to explore the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park. It is ideal for walking tours, fishing, cycling and outdoor sports. The key features of this lodge are the luxurious dog friendly hot tubs. The lodge offers perfect getaway from your busy life to relax and enjoy the luxury with your family and dog.

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    5 Luxury Lodges for Northumberland Weekend Breaks
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    Hotspur Cottage, Warkworth

    Hotspur Cottage is located in the centre of the historic village of Warkworth and is a popular and luxurious cottage to spoil oneself in a vacation. The comfy antique style cottage though situated in the central, is the perfect private courtyard to explore the place as well as enjoy the beach which is a mile walk from the cottage. Its location is perfect for exploring different amenities in the town like Fenwick Gallery and even includes some great pubs, café and restaurant to indulge yourself into for great delicacies. The walking tour from the cottage embeds some great scenic river bank view and medieval historic Warkworth Castle. You can bring 2 well behaved dogs.

    Tower Cottage, Warkworth

    Located in the heart of the pretty village of Warkworth, Tower Cottage promises some great picturesque view along with luxury. The cottage with open fire, country ambience and dramatic view is a perfect place for couples who want coziness and privacy. The cafes, shops, pubs, restaurant and little attractive shops are within a yard from the cottage. The sandy beach and the beautiful view during the walking tour from cottage are breathtaking. As it is located in the centre of Northumberland, it provides you great opportunities to explore and splurge into some adventures with medieval historic Castle and forts being on the list. Tower Cottage welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.

    Barbican View, Alnwick

    Barbican View, a beautiful historic apartment situated in the centre of Alnwick town is a perfect place to enjoy the trip in luxury and comfort with family and kids. The ground floor of the apartment has a courtyard, a perfect place to dine in. Opposite to the Alnwick Castle, the home of Northumberland Duke and Duchess and the Grand Barbican Entrance is the historic town of Alnwick. As it is situated in the heart of the town it provides great opportunities to explore the tea shops, pubs, quirky little shops and the rest of the town. Some great attractions are the Alnwick Castle, best known as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter series, Alnwick Garden, Holy Island, Hadrians Wall and Barter Books are in a yard distance from the cottage. It welcomes one well behaved dog.

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    Virginia Cottage , Warkworth

    Virginia Cottage, is a perfect luxurious and private place for couples to dwell in. Built in the 19th century, this magnificent stone-built cottage is situated in the heart of the conservation area of the splendid town of Warkworth. It is a yards distance from some great pubs, cafes and restaurant including French Patisserie. The best attraction is the picturesque view of the river banks of River Coquet, an apt place for hiking, the famous Mill Walk are within walking limits and some authentic cottages features wood burning stove and medieval ambience. The cottage welcomes one well behaved dog.

    Maple Cottage, Lesbury

    Located in the corner and distant area of the pretty small village of Lesbury in Northumberland, Maple Cottage provides the best and coziest experience. Restored from a former cottage into a splendid and luxurious holiday cottage for couples or small family. It is the best option to enjoy the weekend breaks. It includes a pub serving some of the best home cooked food in the whole of the village and wood burning stove to add on to the ambience which makes it more romantic. The coastal village of Alnmouth and beautiful banks of Aln River for walks are some of the great attractions near the cottage. It also includes some great features like Sky sports, Movies and free WiFi, it also welcomes 2 well behaved dogs.

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    5 great outdoor activities families can do all together
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    Having 2 teenage daughters and 3 boys under the age of 10 it can sometimes be really hard in finding things that everyone wants to do together. Our daughters are really into their computers and music and spend a ton of time in their rooms, whereas our boys are into video games and playing outside. So getting together on the weekends when nothing else is going on, when were trying to figure out something that everyone is willing to do together was really hard for us until we realized getting the kids out of the house was the best idea. I’ve got 5 really great activities that works for both teens and also younger children.

    1. Simon Says – I know this is going to seem a bit silly but my kids really love this game and it really helps us as parents to instill some healthy activities into their daily lives. We do everything from running in place all the way up to making them act out elaborate scenes from their favorite movies or cartoons. It is a fantastic way to really get them off their backsides and in motion. I am a huge supporter of having healthy kids and helping them maintain a healthy weight as well. With childhood obesity skyrocketing, playing a game like Simon says allows them to get the exercise that they need without it feeling like I am pressuring them or making them do exercise in the first place.

    2. Let’s Play Ball! – Everyone in my house loves sports and I feel very fortunate about that. We vote down between who likes football and who likes baseball. Those are our two very favorite ball games to play. They have a very nice park down the street from our house that has both a baseball diamond and also a space wide enough to play a bit of the flag football that my husband and my oldest son likes so much.

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    3. Treasure Hunts! – We try to keep our meals and snacks as healthy as we can get them, but every once in a while we have a treasure hunt game and the winner gets a full sized candy bar as their reward. With 6 people in our house we build teams of 2 and then go off on our adventures. They do everything from a treasure map to using GPS systems on their cell phones to track and find the treasures at the end.

    4. Gardening. – Now this one seems a bit strange but getting your kids involved in something that you love is super important. Kids of all ages love to feel helpful and useful, and when they see their work pay off in the garden it will keep them interested. We have our children pluck weeds from the rows of vegetables that we are growing. We allow them to pick ripe fruits and even allow them to water and feed the plants themselves. It’s a great way for all of us to spend time together doing something that helps the household as well.

    5. Camping-nothing else sounds as fun and healthy but an outdoor camping trip! Aside from the fact that we love to travel, this is a great way to teach the kids how to survive in the wild.

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    Why Northumberland is one of the best places for camping?
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    Situated in the northern part of the UK, with beautiful scenery of the flora and fauna, Northumberland is quite famous especially for camping activities. The untouched nature and wildlife of this area will leave you breathless and in awe. Aside from camping, there are also countless activities to choose from in Northumberland. There are quite a few camping sites you can choose from for your weekend getaway or holiday go to. It is a perfect choice to go for camping in Northumberland with family, friends or even as couples to find some time of privacy.

    Camping has always been fun and entertaining. Be it star gazing at night time, going for day-long hiking trips, cycling, bird spotting, fishing or going on an adventurous trip, camps and caravan are ideal for such tours. The calm and cool weather with bright sunshine at day time makes camping ideal.

    Northumberland has lots of major attractions such as beautiful valleys and gardens to historical forts and castles having some great stories of it own. Sandy beaches, coasts, distant places in valleys giving enough privacy, calm and serene hill tops, colorful gardens, open sky, close to nature and wildlife make Northumberland a must visit for camping. Northumberland offers plenty of camp sites with exotic locations, lots of opportunities and each site having its own attraction. The weather is perfect for camping with bright sunshine and calm and soothing clear nights.

    The campsites and caravans are spacious, quite, modern and fully equipped providing all facilities from WiFi, swimming pool to gym and clubhouse for kids’ entertainment. Treat yourself to some of the best local sea foods including sea bass and crabs, fresh pies, local delicacies and cheese.

    Some of the famous campsites of Northumberland are:

     

    • Beadnell Bay Club Campsite: With picturesque view of Northumberland coast on one side and mystical view of the Cheviot Hill on the other side, Beadnell Bay Club camp have the best location and facilities with friendly atmosphere. From modern camping facilities of WiFi, hotspots, pubs, recreational spots to open cycling space and sparsely populated coast. Beadnell camp has it all to make your camping vacation a hit.

      Bellingham Club Campsite: Stunning view of valleys and Northumberland coast at its East, Bellingham Club camp has all facilities needed with comfortable environment. Peaceful ambience and pubs near it attracts a lot of tourist.

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    • Dunstan Hill Club Campsite: With serene and calm environment situated a mile away from coast, amidst valleys and hills, offers privacy and quiet environment for you to rest and enjoy your vacation away from the hustle bustle of the world.
    • Haltwhistle Club Campsite: Situated within the deep forest of Northumberland National Park, Haltwhistle Club camp is close to flora and fauna. Amidst the forest, it has a magnificent cycling site and fishing facility in the nearby river, with theses also comes modern facilities needed to make you comfortable. The greatest attraction is the beautiful nature which surrounds it and few churches from the 12th century giving you the opportunity to know your history well.