Are you new to the outdoors?

Never been camping before? We'll support and advise you to ensure your group is prepared and knows what to expect.

lapwing birdwatching gateshead
shelter building and wild play

How we can help

Talk to us about your plans for a camping trip with your group. We'll help you organise what your group will need, from Kit Lists to Top Tips for a great experience.

Come and have a look round the site before you book and understand exactly what (almost) wild camping means.

We have a small equipment library you can borrow from, you can hire our beautiful bell tents and we'll teach your group how to put them up. Try one of our 'taster' sessions first so that you and your group build in confidence in the outdoors.

Our rural experiences programme

With the generous support of the Gillian Dickinson Trust we have received funding in 2019 and 2020 for North East based youth groups. This funding will subsidise youth groups to bring young people from urban areas of the north east to Birkheads Wild to experience (almost) wild camping for the first time. If your group is eligible, we can support you to overcome some of the barriers to camping - such as building confidence in the outdoors, borrowing outdoors equipment from our equipment library and even help with transport costs.

Firelighting - collecting our sticks


If you want to learn more or to book a place please get in touch...