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Camping at Banks

Camping at Banks is a small, back to basics campsite for walkers and cyclists (no vehicles) 150m from the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail path in the village of Banks.

We have space for tents and a simple, cosy shepherds hut shelter sleeping up to 3 with a woodburining stove inside.

Camping spots are in a natural space and are most suited to small backpacking tents.

The hut has a double and single bunk (the single has restricted head space so better for small people) with mattresses and pillows. We provide fresh pillowcases and if you don’t have you own sleeping bag our Fine Bedding Co bags can be provided for £5pppn.

We have 2 compost loos – one for campers and one for those staying in the shepherds hut. There are also 3 outside clay sinks with drinking water. There is no shower.

Camping – £5 per person per night

Shepherds hut – £50 per night single occupancy; £55 double; £60 triple.

To reserve the hut we’ll ask for a £20 deposit, fully refundable up to 2 weeks before your stay. You can access any time after 4pm. Check out is 11am. Do give us a call on the day you are arriving and we can let you know if the hut is available earlier.

Contact us at campingatbanks@gmail.com or on 07838225108

If you are using one of the baggage transfer companies operating along Hadrian’s Wall please ask for pick up and drop off from Quarry Side which is across the road from Newgate House (where the campsite is).

If you don’t have your own cooking facilities there are a few take-away places in nearby Brampton who will deliver to Banks. Walking east along the wall path Birdoswald fort 3 miles away has a cafe. Walking west, the Reading Room team rooms in Walton is around 4 miles away. There is also a cafe in Lanercost, 1 mile from Banks.