Accommodation with BRP
Camping accommodation is included in the fees and is arranged with a local campsite with full facilities in the village of Belford just 5 miles from Bamburgh Castle. The campsite has a toilet block with showers, washbasins & WCs, self catering cottages, internet access, and secure storage. A service wash arrangement is available at an additional charge on-site, or you can use the public laundrette at the end of the campsite driveway. For participants who do not wish to camp with us we will offer a modest discount on their fees, payable as a refund during their stay.
Please bring your own tent. Tent size is restricted to a 2-man tent per person. If you are going to share, you may bring a larger tent up to a 4-man size, but large family/compartment tents are not permitted. If you have a special need for a larger tent please contact us directly.
Storage space will be available, so if you have lots of baggage we should be able to store it for you. If you are coming from overseas we may be able to purchase a tent on your behalf or take delivery of one you order online.
We do not provide food but there are full cooking facilities available including a fitted kitchen in the staff accommodation which students may use, and a BBQ beside a covered veranda which is available daily for your use as well as additional BBQ facilities throughout the camping area. We will host a weekly BBQ event where all food is provided by us - this usually happens at the beginning of the week to help new students settle in. A daily prepared packed lunch is available from the campsite for a modest cost if you don't want to make your own, which you should order the previous day.
There are numerous amenities within the village. Food outlets include take aways/restaurant/bar meals; there are three pubs, a golf club, community club, coffee shop, farm shop, and resource centre. The local shops include a post office, launderette, newsagents and small licensed supermarket, open 07.00 to 22.00 daily. There is a Doctor's surgery, dental surgery and chemist within the village. We will also have daily access to the local village club for events and socialising, and this has a games room, function hall and bar. They plan to host weekly events such as discos and karaoke for our benefit, and we will be able to have our weekly quiz and lectures there.
We are camping at Bluebell Farm Camping and Caravan Park. This is where you need to get to when you arrive at the project. This campsite is situated in the historic village of Belford, easily accessible by car or bus from the main A1 trunk road between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Buses run regularly from the mainline train station at Berwick upon Tweed about 15 miles to the north. The campsite address is: Bluebell Farm, West Street, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7QE Tel: 01668 213362 www.bluebellfarmbelford.com