Hadrian's Wall Glamping

UK England North West England Cumbria Carlisle

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A two-yurt site on a Cumbrian smallholding just a mile away from Hadrian’s Wall

There’s little chance of getting confused about what’s on offer at Hadrian’s Wall Country Yurts. The clue is in the name and the answer to the first question that springs to mind is: one mile. That’s right – it’s just one mile from the yurts to the wall; a walk of about 20 minutes along quiet Cumbrian lanes. While proximity to this World Heritage wonder is the major selling point of this two-yurt site, it’s not the only one. This place is also just six miles from the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 miles from the Northumberland National Park and 30 from the northern edge of the Lake District. In short; it’s a good spot.

You won’t forget it either as, on a clear day, you’ll have views of peaks in both the Pennines and the Lake District from your yurt. In fact, if you book The Curlew yurt you can even marvel at them whilst enjoying the steamy warm waters of the wood-fired hot tub. The tub is the main difference between The Curlew and The Carrick, the two 18-foot yurts on this tiny site in Border Country. Otherwise they are twins. Both are set up with a proper double bed and camp beds for kids and each warmed by a wood-burning stove. On cold days it’s perfectly cosy and, on warmer ones, you can have a campfire outside instead. There’s a drinking water tap and a compost loo for each yurt – as well as a shared hot-water shower.

The two yurts can be booked together or separately but the clever configuration and 40-foot gap ensures enough privacy even though they share a paddock. It’s one of three on a two-and-a-half acre smallholding with sheep, chickens and occasionally pigs; the permanent home of John and Lizzy who have been here for four years with their three children. This hardy crew think nothing of nipping down to Ullswater (the nearest of The Lakes) for a wild swim and consider the Northumberland National Park and the Pennines within walking or cycling distance. You may not – but with the distances not so very great it is a good base for exploring outdoors whether you drive or travel under your own steam.

Either way, although the accommodation is certainly glamping, don’t expect the wilderness to have been tamed. The yurts are the perfect accommodation here; sturdy, cosy and able to withstand the wind and weather that sometimes howls. Even the Romans gave up on this place – after leaving their edge-of-empire stamp on it. Which brings us full circle, back to Hadrian’s Wall. If you want to visit one of the best-preserved parts of the wall and immerse yourself in the landscape without giving up on comfort, these country yurts are for you. They’re as suitable for couples who love walking as they are for outdoorsy families. Hadrian’s troops may have been eager to leave the area but, thanks to this well thought-out little site, yours may not be.

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Each yurt has its own water supply, a compost toilet and a sink with hot running water. There is one shared shower and a shared washing-up sink. The yurts each have a log-burning stove, a double bed, two camp beds as well as space to hang clothes and store boots. There is a small kitchen island with a single gas stove inside. Outside each yurt is a picnic bench and a campfire area with a hanging grill. Two baskets of logs are provided for your stay but guests are advised to bring charcoal if they want to barbecue. The Curlew Yurt also has a wood-fired hot tub.

Suitable For

Glampers, families, couples, dogs – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.


You can explore the smallholding and if you would like to collect eggs or help feed the animals, just let John know. The main attraction is Hadrian’s Wall, of course which is just over a mile from site. It’s a walk of about 20 minutes to join Hadrian’s Wall Path, the national trail that runs the length of the wall. A great place to find out more about it is at Birdoswald Roman Fort (five miles away). Gelt Woods, and the Geltsdale RSPB nature reserve (01697 746717), are seven miles away. Historic Carlisle, its castle (01228 591922) and the Cumbria Museum of Military Life are 13 miles away. Some of the best mountain biking in the UK can be found at the 7stanes trail locations just north of the border, the closest is Newcastleton just over 20 miles from site. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland National Park and the northern edge of the Lake District are all within driving distance (six, 10 and 30 miles from site, respectively).

Food & Drink

Glampers can benefit from life on the smallholding with fresh and free eggs from the site’s chickens and there will be bacon, sausages and burgers for sale too. The nearest watering hole is at The Old Vicarage Brewery in Walton Village, three miles away which serves its own ales (and a host of other drinks too) on a Friday or Saturday night. Brampton (seven miles away) has a great chip shop (07486 953552) and is a good palce to pick up supplies as it has a Co-op and a selection of independent shops. For a meal out, John and Lizzy recommend the Penton Bridge Inn (01228 586636), 12 miles from site.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Hadrian’s Wall Country Yurts offer style and comfort in the heart of the Borders just off Hadrian’s Wall.

A comfortable camping experience awaits, set in the beautiful rugged untouched countryside and our smallholding. We have two yurts on our site, each offering a calm circular space, complete with a double bed, space to hang your clothes and tidy away your boots, comfortable chairs and a BBQ. There is a small kitchen island within the yurt with a single gas stoves, perfect for a cup of tea or coffee in the morning or cooking up your breakfast! The Curlew Yurt has a wood-fired hot tub. There is a large grassed area for games with the family. Each Yurt has its own compost toilet with hot running water. There is also a hot running shower and washing up area.

Our smallholding means there are free free range fresh eggs available from our girls daily! We also rear pigs and sell our own bacon, sausages and burgers.


Two yurts, one with a hot tub.

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Contact Hadrian's Wall Glamping, Burthinghurst, Walton, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2JW

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Getting There

From the M6 at Carlisle exit at junction 43 on to the A69 towards Hexham. After about six miles you reach the Brampton Roundabout. Take the third exit on to the Brampton Bypass. After a further two miles, turn left, following signs for Lanercost Priory and Hadrian’s Wall. After about 300 metres, turn right on to Turning Course Lonning and then right again on to The Swartle. After a mile-and-a-half you pass Lanercost Priory. Continue straight on for another couple of miles until Walton. You will see a sign on the left for Hadrian’s Wall Country Yurts.

The closest train station is at Brampton, seven miles from site. It’s also where buses from Newcastle and Carlisle stop. If you are walking or cycling the Hadrian’s Wall Path, the site is a mile off route.


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