Baxter Wood Farm

Crossgate Moor, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4TG

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Lat 54.775108 / Lon -1.605657
OS field ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Durham
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Durham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great for what it is...

Tucked down beside a river and woods, very peaceful and quiet, it’s nonetheless not more than 30 mins walk from the centre of Durham.... As others have noted, the grass is a bit long, the bins are a short walk away and there is no hookups. There are however some excellent walks, straight off the site as well as great access to Durham. Sainsburys is a 10 minute walk. Access back onto the main road is a bit steep (up to a set of traffic lights). We stayed an extra night.....
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We visited this site in early September...after going down a steep bridleway to the site we were not sure it was the right place...after finding the owner he said yes this is the right place.. We had the field to ourselves, and due to the grass being so long ..it was not a very nice expedience , so many flies....very hard to get the van level....I dont think the grass had been cut for several weeks tbh....so only stayed the one night.. Come on The caravan club..do you ever check some of these sites...?? need less to say we dont recommend this site....shame really because this could be a nice little site..but the grass should be cut a lot more frequent.
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Hmmmmmmm

This is a wonderful site for walking directly from the site. You are linked to so many tracks via the unused railway line you can cycle or walk as far as you like. You are located about 1 mile from the town centre and as pointed out very near to a sainsbury. The site is level (ish) but leveling blocks will need to be used. I wouldn't say the site has magnificent views but we have been on a lot worse. Didn't see the owners at all just put money through letter box. Having said all this I would definetly go again.

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Convenient for Durham Centre

Stayed on this site for three nights in July. We were delighted to discover that the centre of Durham is only 1 mile away and easily walkable (follow the signs for the cycle route). There was also a very regular bus service into town with a bus stop just past the lane entrance to the site. Taxi ride home (to avoid carrying shopping up a VERY steep hill, was £4.60. Sainsbury local is 10 minutes walk away. We also had a day in Beamish which is only about 8 miles away and not to be missed - needs a full day. The grass on site was roughly mown, but as we had a period of rain prior to our visit we appreciate there could have been problems. As mentioned previously the waste bins are at the farmhouse. There are liveried horses at the farm and quite a lot of cars driving up to tend the animals, as well as bikes using the cycle routes. We paid at the farm on arrival and saw no one else until our last evening when the owner was cutting the grass in front of his house. For a good walk, walk through the farmyard and follow the cycle route. This brings you to a disused railway line which is now an excellent cycle track. It was our first trip in our present caravan without electricity, but we had no problems at all. We would use the site again, but mainly because of is proximity to Durham centre.
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Off-grid tranquility

We stopped a couple of nights here at the end of August. Really good access but we could follow the satnav and you have to to be quick to see the the CC 5van sign. A nice and peaceful site next to a stream - you really felt away from it all. There are no set pitches and thus you could park up in the shade of the trees or in the open to get the full daytime sunshine. Some great walks for the dog here. The site grass is a little rough and ready and I think in any wet weather you may struggle here a bit. The only real grumble is that the only bin we could find was up at the main farm house which is a fair walk away!! We didnt speak or meet the owner at all until it was time to pay at the end. Overall for £7 /night - this was a good little site as long as you dont want electric or mod-cons and is good for a short summer time weekend away or similar and is ideal for accessing Durham itself

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