A breath-taking setting near the Northumberland Coast, a few miles west from Bamburgh. Address, Golden Hill, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE70 7JT .
Timings: Gates open on your arrival Friday at 18.00 hrs or on a Monday at 12 noon
Camps ENDs as follows:
4 day Camp (FRI Start) – Tuesday 2pm
4 day Camp (MON Start) – Friday 10am
7 day Camp- Friday 10am
There will be soup available until 8.00pm on Friday arrivals. On Monday arrivals lunch will be served at 1pm. Late arrivals are not a problem, please let us know in advance or if you have any traveling issues.
By Car :
Please follow the directions and not the postcode as this does not take you to our venue. Please turn left as you exit the driveway to park at the back of the building.
From North or South on the A1 – leave at the junction of Purdy Lodge Services – heading towards the coast (turn right from the south and left from the north). The road is the B1341 (Lucker Road).
Stay on this road until you go over the train line (level crossing), after this the bootcamp is approximately ½ mile on your left. There is a fence with signs outside and iron gates. The nearest postcode is NE70 7JS – Golden Hill is 100m beyond this.
By Train :
Our Nearest station is Berwick Upon Tweed roughly 35 mins away. Taxi number for arrival 01289307771, approx £50 one way.
4 day Camp – Tuesday 2pm (FRI start)
4 day Camp – Friday 10am (MON start)
7 day Camp- Friday 10am
Massage and Health Spa
While we have great facilities on-site, with a hot tub and sauna, that are included in your stay. We do have great relations with The Ocean Club which also has a fantastic massage and beauty treatment facility. If you wish to use this facility, you must make your own way there and both pool sessions and treatments must be booked in advance. Please call directly to arrange on 01665 721700 or Ocean Club direct .
We also have a number of additional massage options available. Sports massage onsite with one of our trainers, or a more relaxing massage also onsite with a therapist from the Ocean Club. These can be organised upon your arrival on camp and must be paid in cash directly to the therapist.
In order to get the maximum benefit from your Northern Bootcamp experience, we recommend that you begin your preparations as early as possible prior to attending camp. The program is intensive and if you can prepare your body and mind for this in advance it will help you settle in quicker. If you have not exercised for several years, then start with gentle walking as a minimum and build up to incorporate stairs, hills and undulating terrain. If you train regularly, get ready to take your all over body fitness to the next level.
On camp we do allow ONE cup of tea or coffee each morning. If you drink caffeine daily, try to cut down gradually prior to attending camp, so that you do not experience side effects of caffeine withdrawal during camp. If your goal is weight loss you can start to prepare your body for a change in diet and start having an impact on your weight immediately. It would be helpful for you to consider portion size and reduce your refined carbohydrate intake before arrival.
Please ensure that you have completed the registration link giving full dietary requirements. If not please register at:
Please do not bring any food or drink with you into camp (even if your goal is not weight loss). If you are worried about any aspects of the food, please do get in touch prior to camp, or alternatively talk to the team upon arrival. Portion size is designed for either weight loss or fitness and male and female portions do differ.
Exercise and Activity Sessions
There is a full program of varied exercise and activity sessions. However, the program will not be revealed in advance. If you are worried about a particular activity or exercise, please email us directly to discuss. Please note that we operate a “challenge by choice” policy and you will not be forced to participate in anything against your will. We have a very adaptable instructing style and we do want you to enjoy your northern boot camp experience! We do aim to include as many outdoor activities as possible, however this is very much dependent on the weather and conditions and therefore not all activities are possible on every camp. However, we do guarantee that you will experience a very full, fun and varied program that is designed so that you can work out at your pace and within your limits, but please expect these limits to change during your stay with us.
We really look forward to welcoming you to Northern Bootcamp and if you have any questions at all prior to your camp, please don’t hesitate to email us.
Bathing Towels and Bedding are provided in your room, but please bring your own towel for activities.
Hat –wool/fleece – ALL YEAR
Seasonal head gear (cap in summer)
Walking boots or shoes ESSENTIAL – you will be unable to take part in trek without them
Outdoor Running Trainers
Old Trainers that can get wet if needed for outdoor adventure activity.
Warm fleece top
Seasonal head gear
T-shirts – at least 2 dry fit (not cotton)
Thermals or long sleeve base layers (not cotton)
Thick socks (at least one pair of good walking socks)
Swimwear (preferable Sports)
Slippers – or indoor shoes
Flip-Flops – essential for use of facilities onsite
Towel x 1 for water sessions or Spa
Rucksack (with 2 full straps – not shoe strings)
Large water bottle/container
Head Torch and batteries (Winter Months)
Personal hygiene products
General Personal First Aid Kit (Senecot -sometimes need for change in diet, paracetamol, – ankle/knee support, anti-inflammatory gel, ibuprofen tablets, plasters, blister pack, white tape, )
Notebook (optional but recommended)
Spare power pack for charging devices (optional but recommended)
Tupperware Box ( around 1 litre )
We will provide the following items (free of charge) but if you want to bring your own then please include:
Boxing Gloves and Pads
Please note, we do have kit available to buy or hire, so please let us know in advance if you do not have any of the above.