Launching our Northumbrian road trip

We’ve partnered with Nland250 and Northumberland Defenders to help you explore the Northumbrian wilderness. Delve into our bespoke offering of exclusive sites to park your campervan or Defender on private and beautiful land all around the route.

Established only a few years ago, the Northumberland 250 adventure driving route has fast become a modern classic. Covering 250 miles around the UK’s most sparsely populated county, the route is a smorgasbord of hidden gems; from beautiful beaches to rolling hills, with looming castles scattered throughout. It takes in some of the most beautiful coastline and pristine wilderness in the country, not to mention some of the darkest skies in Europe.

“We have been fans of what David and Ella have been doing at both Nland250 and Northumberland Defenders for a long time, and are thrilled at the opportunity to work with them to show people the real heart of a county we love so much.”
Grace Fell
Founder, Wild With Consent

It has all the wonder, spectacle, and intimacy of contemporaries such as the West Coast 500, but none of the crowds, creating opportunities for real immersion in some truly jaw-dropping wild spaces. We have partnered with Nland250 and their parent company Northumberland Defenders to provide a series of private campervan sites along this iconic route, in doing so creating an exclusive package with which to explore one of the UK’s best kept secrets. We believe this offers the best potential to be truly immersed in this wondrous place, experiencing the wide variety of environments the county has to offer and relinquishing the reliance on campsites.

Northumberland Defenders offer campervan hire with a difference. Their Land Rover Defenders are fully kitted out with roof tents and everything you need to really get off the beaten track. Set out on an adventure-filled road trip with comprehensive levels of local knowledge, hints, and tips on the best places to visit with the Nland250 official map. The Defenders are bookable for a minimum of 3 days, but there is no limit to the length of your adventure. Just the way we like it.

Our Northumberland 250 top 3

Elwick

5 minutes off the Coast section of the route, this site offers astonishing views of Lindisfarne Castle and is on the edge of the Nature Reserve. There is nowhere like it for real seclusion in this busier area of the route. It is an ideal stop for foodies as much as nature lovers, as this stretch of the route offers some of the best restaurants in the county.

Rothley Low Lake

A truly historic spot: this site overlooks a serpentine lake originally designed and landscaped by the famous gardener Capability Brown in the 1770’s. Within easy striking distance of Newcastle, this a great place to start your road trip around Northumberland.

Scotchcoulthard Farm

A few minutes away from One Brewed, this site is just 4 miles away from historic Hadrian’s Wall, and offers magnificent views over the moors. As such, this is definitely a stop for the history buffs, being close to ancient sites such as Vindolanda and Vercovicium, and just down the road from the Roman Army Museum.

Grace Fell

Hi, I'm Grace, founder of Wild With Consent! I love getting out into the great outdoors at every possible opportunity, and am passionate about helping more people explore our great countryside. I think Northumberland has some of the best natural beauty in the country - but I'm biased having grown up there!

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