The Kielder 101 and The Border Challenge.

Book your campsite accommodation here! Put your event dates into the calendar and book away. Discounts apply.

We are only a few minutes away from Kielder Castle. We can offer tent space, limited hard standings for motor homes, caravans and camper vans with or without electric. Our only problem is the weather, rain means soft grass and we then run out of usable parking space for cars. If you can car share that would be fantastic.

Spaces are limited and when we are full, we are full. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please take a little time to read our page, with it's information.  All the best for your event!





We request that you do not: 'turn up on the off chance'.  The site will be at it's legal capacity, you may be asked to turn around and find elsewhere.

The site is ideally situated for Bike events held at Kielder Castle. A walk through the campsite will take you to:

  • The Anglers Arms: Village Pub a 5 minute walk.
  • Kielder Castle: Tea Rooms and the start and finish point. A 10 min walk, 5 minutes by bike.
  • Kielder Village Store. Local shop for the basics. A 10 minute walk.
  • The Bike Place: Bike hire and misc. accessory purchases. A 10 minute walk, near the castle.

[Opening times for the above businesses will be posted on site during the event.]

The area is remote, therefore you will have to plan ahead and bring pretty much everything you need to camp, compete and eat.


We offer a power-wash facility after the event. This will be positioned at the taps next to the ablutions.






We have had very little crime here, but don't give any weaselly thieves the opportunity.

Keep it in sight and keep it locked.














Price per person: £3.00 per night.


Hardstanding: £15.00 per pitch per night.

With Electric:  £20.00 per pitch per night.

No parking on the grass: too soft.


Hardstanding: £15.00 per pitch per night.

With Electric:  £20.00 per pitch per night.

No parking on the grass: too soft.

 £25.00 Per pod per night. [Sleeps 3 adults comfy] It's a shed with a carpet, no electric.
 £50.00 per night. Two night min booking. Two bed static caravan.

 Handy tips when arriving at Kielder...remember, you're back to the eighties here!

Midges n things: we recommend and sell Smidge along with that 'fashion assassin' piece of headgear, the Midge Net. Vital if the little tinkers are feeding. Large numbers of cyclists proves irresistible for the midge. Please come prepared. We will gladly offer advice if required.

No mobile signal. Not a drop. We do have cutting edge technology with a payphone on site. Coin operated and requires 60p minimum to phone a land line. However, if you want to call a mobile number get a pile of pound coins and feed them in like a belt fed gun. It will accept incoming calls and is our only link for an emergency requiring a 999 call. FYI the number is 01434 250449.

All local services accept card, over £10.00 so a bit of cash is handy. Local Post Office in the village, limited hours, can offer cash withdrawal through the Post Office with a chip and pin UK bank card. [Opening times will be displayed on site]

We do have an unmanned petrol station in the village. It's hours are 0700 - 1900 daily. Chip and pin payment only. Chipnpin

Directions: out of the campsite, take a left. over the bridge, 300m on the right.

Any other worries, concerns or queries please e-mail or phone the site. Leave a message if we can't pick up.


 Jon Clutterbuck of 'Cyclewright' will be on site itching to get his mitts on your bits.

Here he is in action: saving the day shortly before an event.

Pitching near a friend.

We are often asked if we can pitch someone with a friend or group. We aim to achieve this......but!

The layout of the site: Motorhomes one end, tents another, hard-stands etc, do not allow this.The site has been set this way for varying reasons, one of them being....drainage.

Tents with tents......never a problem. Camper vans, caravans, mobile homes you posh buggers, need to be on a hardstanding only. Vehicles cannot park or drive on the grass, it's too soft*

So....your friend with tent, dependent on space and size of tent can pitch near your hardstand. [Weather dependent.....we can become quite swampy near the hard-stands...hence the site layout.]

The earlier you inform us the easier it is to plan. So by all means, send me an e-mail to request any preferences to:  with the title: Pitching Request Kielder 101

We cannot guarantee any requests as day to day requirements vary.

  *Except for 1976 when we became a hard baked desert, like most of the UK.