A North East glamping site, Herding Hill Farm, showed its support for a local mountain rescue team by hosting a special event for its members.

The farm has donated more than £1,600 to the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team in the past three years.

More than 20 team members were welcomed at Herding Hill Farm, near Haltwhistle, for the weekend.

Site managers, Sue and Phil Humphreys, provided food and overnight accommodation for the team, who had been participating in a night-time navigation challenge at Walltown Crags on Hadrian’s Wall.

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Sue Humphreys expressed the importance of their continued support.

She said: "Many of our guests are keen walkers and enjoy making the most of our location near Hadrian’s Wall so it’s important to us that we support charities which are close to their hearts.

"The North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team does an amazing job and we want to do everything we can to support the essential search and rescue service which they provide for our region."

The glamping site hosts two annual charity weekends on Easter and Bonfire Night to support both the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance.

Guests participate in activities like crafting and treasure trails in exchange for donations.

Brampton-based WCF, the parent company of the site, matches the funds raised.

Rich Ayre, deputy team leader of the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, said: "As a volunteer-run organisation, we depend on money raised by businesses such as Herding Hill Farm and the general public in order to continue providing our search and rescue services.

"We are very grateful for their continued support and it’s been great to be able to mark our long association with Herding Hill Farm by spending the weekend here."

The team stayed overnight at Herding Hill Farm after testing their skills along with other search and rescue services.

These included the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team, and South Shields Volunteer Light Brigade.

The North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team operates across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, relying on donations to meet its £40,000 yearly operational costs.