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Brockwell Wood in Tyne & Wear

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Brockwell Wood is conveniently situated only 7 miles away from Newcastle upon Tyne in 26.5 acres of ancient woodland, offering visitors a tranquil, yet accessible, retreat from the hurly-burly of modern life.

This campsite is suitable for those who want a back to nature experience - we don't have shops, toilets and showers at the site

We are offering real, no nonsense, proper camping where camp fires are allowed and you can enjoy "camping sauvage" at its best!

You must book by email in advance - please don't turn up on spec as you will be disappointed.

On arrival, we will provide you with a map to find your way and a spade to dig your own toilet. You can fill your water bottles at the farmhouse 10 minutes walk from the nearest part of the wood. You are welcome to light fires responsibly, clearing up after them.

There is plenty of dry wood - fallen and felled trees - we can lend you a saw to cut up dead wood for firewood. (You do not need to fell live trees.)

We can sell you a sack of dry lighting wood for £5. We also have burgers, sausages, chops and steaks sourced from our own field-reared rare breed cattle and sheep.

Dogs are fine too if kept under reasonable control.

We charge £8 per person per night, £4 per child, under 5s free. We only accept groups under exceptional circumstances and then apply special rates plus deposit.

The nearest pub is The Black Horse at Barlow one mile to the West - you can get food, real ale and the country pub experience there. The nearest shops are at Winlaton, one mile in the opposite direction, Newcastle City Centre is 7 miles away, the Roman Wall about 20 miles and the Cheviots 40 miles.

Brockwell Wood is open all year for campers. There are many clearings to accommodate a range of sizes of tents where you can camp and light your fire. Running along the edge of the wood is the old Blaydon Burn.

There are a few spaces where a camper van or small caravan can park. There's no electric hook up of course, and it's very peaceful and quiet with red kites flying overhead. Prices for vans by negotiation depending on size.

Remember that booking in advance by email is essential.

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Reviews of Brockwell Wood

We stayed 1 night to try out our new tent, we wish we could have stayed longer.
Each pitch is different, we took up a medium sized pitch and you could easily get three tents on it. The pitches are very private, there was a large group in the pitch next to ours but you could only hear the odd muffled voice and the sound of their campfire.crackling. Leaving you to feel in the wilds but with the security of knowing you’re not completely alone. You even get phone reception here!
We took our two dogs with us, they enjoyed the freedom of exploring our large pitch and snuggling up next to the fire.
We’ve loved it and we’re hoping to return with more of our family and try out other pitches.
Andrew & Gemma (9th Sep 2018)
I went with the kids and we had a fantastic time made some great memories we had the burgers and sausages from the farm and they were lovely the owners were lovely to and very helpful as it was my first time camping and forget to take water and she give me a bottle of water
Cathrine (5th Aug 2016)
Hi Steph.

Would like to start by saying we loved our weekend in the woods. Great to see the kids not stuck to technology for a few days.


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Carl Sanderson (4th Jun 2016)
Great place to camp, plenty of woods to explore and the couple that own the land are seriously canny. Various sizes of camp site available, water on demand and totally dog friendly. Been a few years in a row now with no problems.
Kris & K (23rd May 2016)
First time wilderness camping and loved it Steph and Ike are very lovely and helpful.Beautiful wood our pitch was very roomy and out of the way of other campers .searching for wood for the fire to make you tea was very satisfying. Had the most amazing steak that was from cattle at the farm .Awesome experience and can't wait to stay again.The only part I personally found difficult is that it got colder at night than I thought so next time thicker sleeping bags
Laura diddams (11th Aug 2015)
Love this place!!

So relaxed and accomodating, and exactly the type of camping everyone should try! Back to basics and allowed to do your own thing. Went for a walk round the woods this time (been a few times now) and there's loads of spots you could get small tents/tarp style setups as well as larger areas for big groups!

Will defo be back.
John Stoneman (7th Dec 2012)
absolutely fantastic
Jane & Tony & Boris & Bella (10th Sep 2012)
really enjoyed it. helpful owners, plenty pitches everywhere. nice and quiet. lovely
scott (15th Jul 2012)
brockwell wood is a perfect get away a no frills campsite no electic or toilets it was a fantastic weekend away..we took 3 8 man tents and there was plenty of room to pitch them close together round a huge camp fire..we could let our grandchildren play in the wood knowing they were safe..plenty of wildlife to spot we saw foxes and badgers..if you want a back to nature holiday or a few days away this is the place to go.all our family highly reccomend this lovely place.
jeff summerill (2nd Mar 2012)
we had a long weekend at brockwell wood..what a great place our grandchildren could run wild nowing they were prepard theres no electic no toilets.we took a genny and a porta loo..plenty room for tents .we took 3 8man tents and we had plenty room to have them next to each other.with a huge campfire in the middle.pleny of chopped down wood to keepthe fire going..plenty of wildlife to watch..we saw foxes and a badgers.if you want a stress free holiday or weekend away i trully recommend brookwell wood a no frills campsite just what our family needed.
tracy summerill (2nd Mar 2012)
Very quiet and peaceful. Your left to do your own thing, with loads of space to choose from.
The Owners were very friendly, and welcoming, and the forester was helpful and let us know we he would be around if we needed him.

PLenty of wood for a fire, and we slept like a log. If you want to feel like your in the wild, but still have the safety of knowing there is someone around if you need them here is a perfect place.
Chris (4th Aug 2011)