Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We'll help you plan an unforgettable and successful expedition for your group

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A unique, local choice

Our site is an ideal base for Bronze level expeditions - we have also hosted Silver level expeditions, and if your school or Youth Group is in Gateshead or Durham you may even be able to walk here from School - saving you transport costs and further logistics to sort out.


Camping costs £8 per person per night. Maximum group size 25 people (including group leaders). Your group gets exclusive use of the site for the overnight camp - so you can just relax round the camp fire and enjoy having the whole place to yourselves.

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What our visitors say...

"Great place for a DofE Bronze practice or qualifier. Walks straight from the camp site and plenty of footpaths. Fiona is so enthusiastic and helpful you couldn't be in better hands. The place is tranquil and you wouldn't realise that you are just outside the hustle and bustle of the major conurbations of the north east"

Steve Southern, Operations Officer for Newcastle, Gateshead & Hartlepool, DofE North

"Lovely atmosphere and a great place for DofE!"

Leah & Chloe, Y10

"Amazing people and amazing place"

Megan, 15

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"Cute campsite with a very welcoming feeling"

Oxclose Community Academy, Washington, Y9

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"Your site is awesome and you helped me start a fire and gave me some helpful tips that I will use again"

James, Y10


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