1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Places for wild camping in the North East of england

Discussion in 'England North' started by Coolguydudeman, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Coolguydudeman

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Hi Everyone,

    I am interested in bushcraft but I am having some difficultly finding spots to go and practise skills and camp. I have had a few trips around the lake district and been successful wild camping there and also ventured up into Scotland a few times but I am trying to find some good spots a bit closer to home in the Northumberland area. I have been up to kielder forest and also around simonside but the problem I have found with these is the lack of finding a way into the forest or a good enough clearing to put camp up due to felled logs and overgrowth everywhere. I am not asking for specific spots but perhaps some advise in some general areas anyone could recommend exploring?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Slaley woods
    There are also a few spots along the Tyne up from Hexham
    Your problem this side of the border will always be the gamekeepers. Ran into a few of them myself.
    If you find a good spot where you can actually make a fire, please let me know?
     
  3. KirsteenA

    KirsteenA Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    With regard to making a fire, we used a http://www.popupgrill.com on our last camping trip. It's very light and collapses almost flat into its own bag, so if you are not carrying it too far it is manageable. It meant there was absolutely no trace where we had a fire and we felt confident no one could object as it was well contained. It may not fulfil what you are looking for in terms of practicing bushcraft but just a thought. 14671131_114044505736518_4287243477258849135_n.jpg
     
  4. hotchy

    hotchy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aldeston in Mora
    Hi,
    I have a small disused quarry, that has been reclaimed by nature, which is mainly a wooded area. However there is limited flat ground, but in my view, would be ideal for bushcraft. I have had grand ideas for a number of years of this becoming a limited bush craft area, but before I go the difficult and costly route of planning.( might just keep it to a weekend -once a month thing under 28day rule).. Any way, some people can use this for a couple of days if needed, to help to see if this would be viable, and what damage/ noise etc I would expect. don't want to upset the folks next door :), so I would say no more than 6 people at any one time. Its about 8 acres of wooded area, but only about 8 flat spots, if you wanted a small tent.. But plenty of dips, and hollow's to lay your bivvie bag, build a lean to shelter etc.
    Some picture are already on here in another thread.. I have been round it in a 4x4, so tyre tracks are there now. its Near a Town called Alston, in Cumbria, which is only 45 mile from Newcastle.
    The nights are pitch black, and an abundance of wild life, including Red squirrel. The views can be spectacular( once u climb out of the quarry bowl), Great if you like photography and bush craft, but its bleak, can be very wet, very cold, deep snow in winter, and no water source. If you want to help me out by staying there one or two nights PM me.. parking for 2 cars also possible... Its just a thought :p

    Other thread with pics( old ones) http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115646
     
    #4 hotchy, Dec 24, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
  5. hotchy

    hotchy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aldeston in Mora
    Hi,

    Got your message, but your mail box is full, and it wont let me respond till you delete some from your inbox :)
     
  6. Leshy

    Leshy Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,394
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Fair play! Very generous and helpful .

    If there were some sort of kudos point system on this forum , you'd get a few from me just for that post!
    👍👍
     
  7. Andyrev123

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    consett
    Hi I am New member,,, wild camping is something I always wanted to do but never had chance ''' your place looks perfect for somewhere to try out for first time in near future when I get all my kit ,, plus help would be gratefully excepted ,,, could you let me know when it is possible to visit in next month or two ,,, thanks Andyrev
     
  8. Audrey court-hampton

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Harperley, Stanley,Durham
    Hi I have a couple of acres of woodland in co.durham,it sits between farm land and my land so it's quite and loads of wildlife. Harperley house Dh99ty
     
  9. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Sounds interesting Audrey. Any chance of having a look? When it suits you. I'm in Northumberland not not too far from you? :)
     
  10. bopdude

    bopdude Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Stockton on Tees
    Sound good, lovely area, I used to work for a company up that way years ago, ought to Brockwell Woods next week for a couple of nights, another great spot.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
     
  11. Audrey court-hampton

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Harperley, Stanley,Durham
    Sorry I haven't been on for a while. Your wellcome to have a look, it will be interesting to have someone's input. The postcode is Dh99ty ,give me a call on 07795534462
     
  12. Audrey court-hampton

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Harperley, Stanley,Durham
    No prob ,the post code is Dh99ty ,give me a call on 07795534462. It will be interesting to have someone's input
     
  13. Sundowner

    Sundowner Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Thank you for that. I'll call you over the next fee days
     
  14. Leshy

    Leshy Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,394
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Audrey , very noble of you 👍 and it's nice to see a gesture like that in this day and age , but i would pm your telephone number , as it's not a great idea to put your number on a public forum ...

    You might end up with a small army of keen " campers" ringing you up every weekend...😁

    Just my 2p ...

    But nice gesture, top banana !👍👍
     
    #14 Leshy, Mar 9, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017

Share This Page