Hadrian's Wall Country Yurts

UK England North West England Cumbria Carlisle

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Two yurts with hot tubs in the Cumbrian countryside 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, you can even marvel at them whilst enjoying the steamy warm waters of the wood-fired hot tubs that sit outside each of the twin 18-foot yurts on this tiny site in Border Country. 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. The paddock is one of three on this two-and-a-half acre smallholding area with resident chickens; the permanent home of Ian, Caroline, and their two children. This hardy crew loves the outdoors, cycling and walking as well as enjoying the occasional wild swim.  They consider the Northumberland National Park and the Pennines within walking or cycling distance, though 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. This 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.



Each yurt has its own compost toilet with hot running water. There is also a hot shower and washing up area.

Suitable For

Our site is for people looking to be out of the way.  We are in a quiet spot, off the beaten track, surrounded by the truly rural Cumbrian countryside.  Yet, we are only 5 miles from the market town of Brampton.

We have two young children who are in their element in this environment, so for families that are fans of camping and exploring the outdoors we are a great fit!  We are ideal for those looking to take a few days to explore parts of Hadrian's Wall.  Being towards the west of Hadrian's Wall, we enjoy some of the most scenic parts of the wall path.

Walkers and cyclists will be happy glampers here, a very comfortable base from which to explore a quite untouched part of Cumbria.

Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum 2 per yurt).  If you are bring your pet you must let us know beforehand.  Please select make sure you select 'dog cleaning' in the extras when booking as a fee of £15 is charged per dog per stay.


All of the following are within walking / biking / easy driving distance of our site.

Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda

Walltown Nature Reserve and Craggs

National Cycle Routes 72 (Hadrian's Cycleway) and 10 (The Reivers Route)

Some of the best Mountain Biking in the UK - The 7Stanes (closest trail is at Newcastleton - 17 miles)

Gelt Wood and Talkin Tarn

River Irthing and River Eden

Lovely historic City of Carlisle and its fantastic castle, Carlisle Castle

Northumberland National Park (The Dark Night Sky) and Kielder Water

Lake District National Park

Food & Drink

There are no places to eat or drink within walking distance.  However, Walton village (3 miles) has a unique little bar open on a Friday and Saturday night serving their own ale and a full selection of bar drinks.  You can also order cocktails to be delivered to the site from the Lakes Horsebox Bar (https://lakeshorseboxbar.co.uk).

Slightly further afield, The Samson Inn (Gilsland) and the Duke of Cumberland (Castle Carrock) serve delicious home-cooked food.  The Sally (Irthington) offers a range of traditional and European dishes much of which is sourced from local suppliers.  The Hidden River Cafe (Longtown) is lovely too, serving Cumbrian dishes made from local ingredients.

If you are looking for something special there is the Pentonbridge Inn (Penton) which serves top class food equal to most of what you can find in the Lake District.

There are fish and chip shops and other takeaways in Brampton although you do have to collect your own. The Urban Wood Fired Pizza van visits the local villages - yummy.


March/April to November.

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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 glamping experience awaits, set in the beautiful rugged untouched countryside. We have two yurts on our one acre site, each offering a calm circular space, complete with a double bed, space to hang your clothes and tidy away your boots, a wood burning stove, comfortable chairs and a BBQ. There is a small kitchen island within each yurt with a single gas stove - perfect for a cup of tea or coffee in the morning or cooking up your breakfast!

Free range fresh eggs are available from our hens!

Both yurts have their own private wood-fired hot tub. There is a large grassed area for games with family and friends.

The site is owned and run by Ian and Caroline and their two young children.  We are all passionate about the countryside and enjoy being outside as much as possible. We hope you love our yurt site as much as we do.

Social Distancing Measures

  • Our site is only made up of two yurts.  So when restrictions allow, you can share the site with friends or family.  This is our Exclusive Site Hire offer.
  • The only shared facilities (when both yurts are in use) are the washing up area and shower and both of these facilities have hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes for your use.
  • If the site is not hired exclusively then we only open our The Curlew Yurt which means there would be nobody else on the site and all facilities can be enjoyed exclusively.


Two yurts, both with hot tubs.

Two-yurt glamping site on a Cumbrian smallholding

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 8
Exclusive hire of both The Carrick and The Curlew yurts sleeping up to 8 (2 adults and 2 children in each yurt). Whole Acorn Field to yourselves!

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Getting There

Approaching from the West

From the M6 (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 (A6071), following signs for Lanercost Priory and Hadrian’s Wall.  **Approximately 300 metres later, turn right on to Turning Course Lonning and then right again on to The Swartle. After a mile-and-a-half you will pass Lanercost Priory. Continue straight on for a mile or so before turning left shortly after entering Banks and climbing up the hill.  Continue along the lane until you see a turning on the left signed Burtholme and Walton; take this road. Hadrian’s Wall Country Yurts is 300m on the left.

Approaching from the East

From the A69 take the A6071 approximately 2 miles east of Brampton,  following signs for Lanercost Priory and Hadrian’s Wall.  Follow the directions above (Approaching from the West) from the **.

The closest train station is just outside 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, our glamping site is a mile off the route.


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