A camping and glamping site in the region has spent the last few months preparing to welcome back visitors with a range of work being carried out.

Herding Hill Farm Camping and Glamping - located near Haltwhistle - is a popular destination for tourists who visit the region and the site is hoping to appeal to customers both old and new this summer.

"We are an award-winning 5-star site just 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall, said Sue Humphreys, who manages the location with husband Phill.

"We are a family and dog friendly and as well as being a Dark Skies friendly site.

With the third national lockdown having seen the business not been able to open at all to customers over the winter, the site have carried out improvements ahead of a busy summer of trade.

"Over lockdown we have just had an extension built on to the toilet block which will give us some indoor space including tables and chairs and a little kitchen area," explained Sue.

"We have vending machines for campers if its wet weather and it'll give them somewhere to sit inside.

"It also gives us an opportunity to hold events as well because we're just outside of the dark skies park.

"We get some pretty fantastic dark skies!

Another feature on the site is that it also is home to a petting farm, which contains a range of animals that can be viewed by guests.

"What makes us quite unique is that we have a small petting farm on the site with alpacas, a couple of goats, chickens, rabbits , a donkey, a Shetland pony and we have recently just got two new Kunekune pigs which are going to be a real attraction this summer.

"The children love the animals.

"Normally when we're not in a situation such as the pandemic, we tend to include children in our animal feeding where we encourage them to come up and feed the animals which is something they like to do."

With staycations expected to be again the main base for holidays this summer, the business have also carried out further work around the site too.

"We have had quite a bit of work done while we've been closed, but one of the big things is that we've been having a big development at the bottom of the site," said Sue.

"We will have eight luxury pods and cabins which will have their own showers, hot tubs and under floor heating and wood burning stoves. They'll be fully kitted out with bedding and crockery included."

The site re-opened to guests using their own facilities on Monday, with a full re-opening planned for May 17.