Buy some of our delicious meat to cook out in the open!
Brockwell Wood is only 7 miles away from Newcastle upon Tyne in 26 acres of ancient woodland, offering visitors a tranquil, yet accessible retreat from the hurly-burly of modern life.
This campsite is for those who want a back to nature experience - we don't have shops, toilets and showers at the site, but we do offer real, rough, back-to-basics camping where you are welcome to light fires responsibly, clearing up afterwards. Remember the bushcraft code: "Take nothing, leave nothing, leave no trace".
Campers need to be aware that this is the nearest to wilderness we can achieve so close to the city - this means that you may have to drive rough tracks through trees to get to your pitch. You have to take responsibility for where you choose to drive and accept that you are responsible subsequently for any damage to your vehicle.
We will provide you with a map to find your way and a spade to bury human waste. You can fill your water bottles at the farmhouse a few minutes walk from the nearest part of the wood.
There is now very little dry wood from fallen and felled trees to be found, though you are welcome to search so long as you don't damage anything growing. We now sell sacks of bought in logs at £6 and kindling at £2 as many campers have found it difficult to source enough fuel for their fires from the wood itself.
Dogs are welcome if kept under reasonable control.
The nearest pub is The Black Horse at Barlow one mile to the West where you can get food, real ale and the country pub experience. This pub is not always open unfortunately! The Black Bull at Blaydon is only a delightful walk away down the historic Blaydon Burn and is both people and dog friendly with some very nice beer.
The nearest shops and more pubs are in Winlaton, one mile in the opposite direction. The Rose and Crown there is very reliable, and does solid pub food. I'm a Coop supporter myself so avoid the nightmare of Blaydon Morrisons car park and go for Winlaton Coop every time.
Newcastle City Centre is 7 miles away, the Roman Wall about 20 miles and the Cheviots 40 miles.
Camping fees are £8 per person per night, £4 per child, under 5s free. Pay cash on arrival.
We only accept groups under special circumstances and then negotiate different rates plus a deposit. There are no hookups in the wood but we can accommodate two or three small caravans or camper vans at a time. Prices by negotiation, generally relating to the number of people.
We have a small number of hookups in the field nearest the house and summerhouse. Prices negotiable, generally relating to the number of people and length of stay.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, please don't turn up unannounced as you will be disappointed. You must email the address on the Contact page of this website, we cannot process bookings via phone or text.
All campers must sign in on arrival. This signifies that you understand and agree to comply with the rules of the site.
You camp here entirely at your own risk – we cannot take responsibility for your discomforts, accidents, losses etc
You agree to behave responsibly with consideration for other campers and local residents – no shouting, playing loud music, quad bikes, air rifles, chain saws etc
You agree to take care of the environment and clear up properly after you, leaving the woods as you would wish to find them