Greencarts B&B, campsite & bunk house in the Tyne Valley; Hadrian’s Wall


Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fort in Roman Britain. during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two forts built across the UK, the second being the Antonine Wall, which is not as famous as Hadrian’s Wall because its physical remains are less evident today. the wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Empire and although its primary role was to serve as a military fortification, it is thought that many of the gates through the wall would have served as customs posts to allow trade and levy taxation. a significant portion of the wall still exists, particularly the mid-section, and for much of its length the wall can be followed on foot along Hadrian’s Wall Path or by cycle on National Cycle Route 72. it is now the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. the English Heritage, a government organisation in charge of managing the historic environment of England, describes it as *the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain*.

We based ourselves at Greencarts B&B, campsite & bunk house in the Tyne Valley which is literally just around the corner from the Wall.

The camp site is basically a large field alongside a driveway leading up to a working farm and surrounded by stunning countryside. We stayed for 2 nights (before heading on to Yorkshire) and pitched up close to the farm for easy access to washing facilities etc. The field is mainly flat and has some sheltered areas at the back, as well as direct access to perfect dog walking terrain. Our dogs are well behaved so didn’t have to be kept on a lead which makes things so much more fun. There were only 2 or 3 other campers around and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay – even with the rain hammering down on us ALL day. I can’t remember exactly how much we paid [not much though] but we came away happy campers. If fields, country living, working farms, hiking, breathtaking scenery & the outdoors are your thing then this one’s definitely one for you; I’d score it 5/5 ^-^

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