Tranwell Farm Greener Camping Club off grid Certificated Site 
Open Easter till October

About The site

"We are very excited to announce that we are now part of The Greener Camping Club rather than the camping and caravan club.  This gives us more freedom to operate as a camping and glamping site and helps support us in our sustainable eco-friendly ethos.  What this means for you - membership to the Greener Camping Club costs just £12 for a calendar year and gives you access to some of the greenest campsites in the uk".

 

Our Farm Campsite is set in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside. Tranwell Farm is two miles from the historic Market town of Morpeth and within easy walking distance of a lovely country pub. Our dog-friendly, off-grid site, is surrounded by wildlife and caters for families and couples who are looking for a quiet base from which to explore all that Northumberland has to offer.

Northumberland is one of the most sparsely populated counties in England. It's an area of outstanding natural beauty and dark skies. Dramatic coastlines, miles of sandy beaches, rolling hills and majestic castles all waiting to be explored. Morpeth, is situated in the centre of Northumberland and combines history and heritage. Here you'll find traditional farmers markets, interesting shops, fabulous restaurants, takeaways and tea rooms, supermarkets and a park and gardens. 

All 12 of our pitches are large, well spaced across a 3 acre site and mowed into long grass. The hard standing pitches have a hardstanding area in the middle surrounded by a generous mown grass areas for your awning and sitting out. Campfires are only permitted in the on-site fire pits, which are available to hire but must be extinguished by 10pm.  As we are an off grid site and have no mains electric our showers and toilets which are in a shepherds hut are powered by solar and our welcome hut has a solar panel too with usb chargers to charge up small things like phones.

As well as camping and caravan/motorhome pitches we have a uniquely designed Lotus Stargazer belle tent, which is perfect for glampers. Nestled in its own secluded setting, it's fully furnished with a log burning stove, comfy king-size bed and folding camp beds for children. Solar lighting, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are all included for hassle free camping. A new luxury shepherd's hut fully equipped for a relaxing stay benefitting from its's own ensuite shower room and kitchen and a 4 star gold status holiday cottage 'Ireby House' sleeping up to 4 adults.

 

So if you're looking for a Family friendly simple off-grid campsite, in the heart of Northumberland, to enjoy a well-earned break with a clear view of the night sky, then we've got a pitch for you.  Fresh air, the gentle sound of bird song, idyllic countryside views, fields dotted by sheep, well spaced pitches with easy access along a well maintained private farm track.  Toasting marshmallows over one of our fire pits and genuinely being able to switch off by going to sleep watching the stars.  If you are up early enough you may also catch sight of some deer before a pleasant walk in the countryside or a days sightseeing visiting The Whitehouse farm centre, N1 Crazy Golf, Kirkley Hall Zoo, Hadrians wall or one of the many Castles and beaches of the Northumbrian Coast all within a short drive.  Our farm is 3 miles from the historic market town of Morpeth in the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside. The camping field is an old pasture meadow surrounded by mature trees in a quiet location away from the main farmyard.  There are many wild animals in the area including deer, badgers, foxes and birds.  The fields around our campsite are grazed by our pedigree rare breed coloured ryeland

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"To check availability and book online please use the checker below.  It will bring up all the pitches available on our campsite for your chosen dates.   All guests must hold a current Greener Camping Club membership to stay, however we can sign you up when you make your booking.  Membership is just £12 and lasts from the 1st of January to the 31st of December each year. If  you are already a current member please contact us for your discount code.

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Eco Friendly
Please note that due to location we operate as an Eco off grid campsite so no electric pitches.    Although we do not have wifi on site we are in a good area for mobile phone and tv reception so picking up a signal shouldn't be a problem.  Worried about going off grid?  Follow this link for our top tips to camping off grid ...

Pet Friendly

 

We are happy for you to bring well behaved pets but please do not leave them on their own or allow them to bark all the time and it is very important that you keep them on a lead at all times as we are a working farm with sheep and lambs.

 

Quiet and Family friendly

"Please Note - this is a quiet family friendly site, groups, loud music or rowdy behaviour are not tolerated at any time and you will be asked to leave.  We operate a strictly no noise rule between the hours of 10.00pm and 8.00am".

Refuse and Recycling

We provide recycling facilities so that guests can properly recycle their waste.  We appreciate your help too by reducing the amount of waste you produce and bring to our properties to help us aspire to becoming zero waste.   The only thing we are unable to recycle is glass as Northumberland County council do not provide a glass collection.  Therefore we ask that if you do bring glass please take it away with you to the nearest glass recycling point located at the car park at 'The Sun Inn' on the way into Morpeth.

Facilities

  • Shepherds hut toilet and shower block with two toilets and two showers 

  • Way marked, Farm nature walk around a small lake.

  • Picnic area

  • Dog walking area - please keep dogs on a lead at all times.

  • Covered washing up area 

  • Fresh water point

  • Grey water point

  • Chemical toilet disposal point - please note we are only able to take Green chemical which is readily available from most caravan supplies shops and generally costs the same but is much better for the environment.

  • Recycling facilities - please keep any rubbish to a minimum

  • Fire pits available to hire but must be extinguished by 10.00pm, due to fire regulations we can only allow use of one of our fire pits on site.

 

Pitches - Please note we are an off grid site so cannot offer electric hook up
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Hardstanding & grass touring pitch

Suitable for Caravans and Motorhomes/campervans

3 pitches with hardstanding for your vehicle and grass to the side for an awning and sitting out(hardstanding area 4m x 10m, grass area 2 x 3 x 10 m - overall pitch size 10m2)

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Meadow Tent pitch

Meadow tent camping pitches

  • 2 secluded and private meadow camping pitches, these are slightly smaller round pitches mowed into the meadow (overall pitch size minimum 6m diameter - Please note no cars are permitted next to the meadow pitches please park up on the hardstanding area near the shepherds hut). 

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Self Catering Cottage

Ireby House - Sleeps 4

  • Ireby house is set on our Farm within walking distance of the campsite.  Ireby is a very spacious two bedroom bungalow with views out over the rolling countryside and has a large dog friendly garden.

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Jumbo Grass Tent Pitch

Large Grass Tent Camping pitches, 

  • 7 jumbo grass tent pitches with space for 1 car  although we would prefer you to park up in the grass car parking area once you have set up if possible (overall pitch size 10m2)

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Glamping Bell tent

Ready camp bell tent

  • Camp in style in our 5 meter lotus belle tent - all set up ready for you just to arrive and relax

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Shepherds Hut

Poppy our Shepherds glamping  hut

  • New for 2022 will be our luxury shepherds hut, traditional wooden glamping hut with spacious double bed, kitchen and en-suite.  There is space next to it to pitch a small pup tent for children.

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Site Rules

This is a quiet site and we request that all visitors observe the following park rules

Rules for the use of Greener Camping Club Certificated Sites

General

  • Greener Camping Club Certificated Sites are for the exclusive use of its Members. In order to stay at a Greener Camping Club Certificated Site, at least one member of each occupied camping pitch, or pre-erected structure must hold a valid membership to the Greener Camping Club. Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December each year.

  • The Greener Camping Club accepts no liability for loss or damage to persons or property, arising from the use of its Certificated Sites.

  • The activities of The Greener Camping Club are guided by The Country Code, Marine Conservation Society Seaside Code and the Caravan Code.

Upon Arrival

  • The speed limit on Greener Camping Club Certificated Sites is 5 mph.

  • Members must produce a valid membership card when requested to do so.

  • Members may only pitch on their pre-booked pitch.

  • For fire and safety reasons, tents, trailer tents, caravans and motorhomes must be pitched so that the outside edge is a minimum of six metres from an adjacent unit (pup tents excepted).

During Your Stay

  • Members must follow all of the following instructions

  • Strictly no noise policy between the hours of 10.00pm and 8.00am.

  • No smoking, staying up late drinking, noisy or rowdy behaviour 

  • Please supervise children at all times and accompany them to the shower/toilet block.  

  • Do not allow children to play ball games beside or run across any other guests pitches. There is a grass area at the top of the dog walking field suitable for running around and ball games.  Please note children are not allowed to use this area unaccompanied.

  • We do not own the woods beside the site so please do not let children play in them.  

  • Please park your car up in the parking area after you have pitched up and do not drive or park in the long grass.  If you must have your car on your pitch make sure it is parked neatly on the mown part of your pitch and off the access track to the pitches. (the meadow pitches are not accessible by car)

  • BBQ's must be purpose built and properly raised off the grass with a cinder or ash collection tray.  No disposable BBQ’s

  • No camp fires with the exception of the purpose built fire pits we have available to hire.  Fire pits must be extinguished by 10pm.  You will find a purpose made area has been added for fire pits to be used on to prevent burning the grass or causing fires do not move the fire pit from this area. Fire pits are not to be left unattended and must be supervised by a responsible adult.

  • Please dispose of your COLD ash in the metal ash bin not in the long grass.

  • Footpaths - Please keep to our two footpaths - the designated dog walk and the nature walk.  Please do not wander around the fields stick to the way marked path. 

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and exercised only round the dog walk or on the way marked nature walk. 

  • Members must recycle their rubbish and deal with waste water and chemical waste (green chemicals only).

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead of no more than two metres at all times and never be left unattended.

  • Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

  • Generators and amplified music are not permitted.

  • Camping units are not permitted to be left unattended overnight unless agreed with Site Owner.

  • Day visitors are only permitted with the prior agreement and must leave by 8.00pm.

Departure Day

  • Members must vacate their pitch/pre-erected structure on the day of departure by 1pm for the camping pitches and 11am for the glamping accommodation.

  • Vacated pitches/glamping units must be left clear of all personal property and refuse.

  • Refuse - 

  • Pitches must be left as found, all rubbish to be disposed of correctly in the appropriate bins.  Rubbish collection is very expensive for us - do not leave us with your broken chairs, mattresses or tents.  Maximum of 1 bag of rubbish is permitted per pitch.

  • Absolutely No Glass - We discourage the use of glass due to the site being on grazing land but if you do have any glass please take it away with you. The nearest recycling point is in the car park of The Sun inn on the way into Morpeth.  We do get fined if any glass is found by the council in our bins.

If the behaviour of a Member, or that of their children or dog(s), causes nuisance to other Members, or there is persistent violation of GCC Rules herein, we will ask the Member to cease the behaviour/violation, or leave the site immediately without refund.

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