Here at East Farm Glamping we believe that dogs are part of the family. What could be better than being able to take a holiday amid the beautiful Northumbrian countryside with your best four-legged friends by your side? We invited Emily & Murphy from Great British Dog Walks to stay with us and explore the dog-friendly haven that East Farm and its local area has to offer. Here's what they have to say.
East Farm Glamping is surrounded by the best the Northumbrian countryside has to offer. Great pubs, stunning scenery, and an abundance of history, and we were delighted to try it out during our stay at The Wildflower Shepherd's Hut. Here's just a few of the dog friendly activities we got up to during our stay.
The Queen's Head, Great Whittington
Located in the quaint hamlet of Great Whittington, East Farm Glamping is blessed with the number one ingredient needed for a fantastic dog friendly holiday - a quintessentially British pub. The Queen's Head is just a stone's throw from The Wildflower Shepherd's Hut - you can even see the twinkling lights from the hot tub, and it makes for the perfect retreat after a day out walking. Lots of pubs are dog friendly, but you know it is truly dog friendly when the staff fuss over your dog, refer to them as pooch, and have dog treats on tap.
Corbridge Roman Town
Just a few miles from Hadrian's Wall it's no wonder that the local area has plenty of history. After seeing how dog friendly Corbridge reportedly was, we packed up the car and drove a short 15 minutes to check out all it had to offer. The reports were correct - almost every shop and pub were dog friendly, and we had a fantastic day wandering around the alleys and streets of this roman town.
Most of the shops here are independent, so you know you're getting a unique experience. We particularly loved visiting the antique shop which was a mini genre of treasures, and the award-winning book shop that sits in a beautiful, listed chapel, right in the heart of corbridge.
Once a bustling Roman town, Corbridge has its very own English Heritage site where you can explore the history of a town where civilians, tradespeople and craftsmen rubbed shoulders with soldiers on their way to Hadrian's Wall. Dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds of the English Heritage site.
Dog-friendly cafés, restaurants and shops in Corbridge:
East Farm is also conveniently located just a few miles from the Hadrian's Wall path. There are a wealth of different walking routes that you can do straight from The Wildflower Shepherd's Hut without even having to move your car - something I always look for when booking a dog friendly stay.
Whilst we were staying, we took a route along the River Tyne from Corbridge, however there are plenty of other routes I would love to do in the future, including check out some of the Roman sites.
You can learn more about Emily & Murphy's adventures on their Instagram: @greatbritishdogwalks
After exploring the abundance of dog-friendly places right from your doorstep, head back to your cosy cabin or shepherd's hut and reward yourself with a well-deserved soak in the wood-fired hot tub or cuddle up with your pup by the toasty log burner.
Northumberland is renowned for its dog-friendly destinations, from beaches, to towns, to national parks, there's so much to explore. Stay tuned for some more dog-friendly suggestions coming soon!