Old Bridge End

Charlaw Fell, Witton Gilbert, Durham, County Durham, DH7 6TT

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Our Certificated Location is in the countryside approximately three miles west of the beautiful Cathedral City of Durham (a world heritage site), three quarters of a mile from the village of Witton Gilbert (local newsagent and excellent pub grub) and approximately two miles from the Durham City park and ride facility (specific parking area for motor homes).

We believe we are the closest of the County Durham CLs to the amazing Beamish Living Museum of the North (25% discount on production of your CC membership card); also close by are the beautiful Durham Dales and Hadrian's Wall and many other family attractions. If shopping interests you we are within easy reach of the Metro Centre, Europe's biggest shopping centre and Newcastle upon Tyne (it's possible to catch a bus to both places from the village).

Our site is slightly sloping with a good entrance and has water and disposal points. We are part hard standing and have recently installed electric hook-ups at each of our five pitches. We are more than happy to charge batteries and we also have fresh eggs for sale (when the hens are laying well). Well behaved dogs are welcome as there are many country walks from the site. The best aspect of the site is the spectacular views over open countryside - if you're an early riser you may see deer come out of the nearby woods in the early morning or hear the plaintive cry of the curlew as it approaches its nest.

Walk to the top of the hill and you'll find Broom House Farm with a lovely cafe and farm shop - their home reared meat is delicious, and for children they have an Adventure trail through the woods. Also based at Broom House Farm is Fury Events where you can try Mud Buggy Racing, Quad Biking, Off Road Driving, Archery and Clay Pigeon shooting. Approximately two miles away is Diggerland, an adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and so much more. If you're into fishing there are many facilities within five miles, the nearest being Aldin Grange at Bearpark (approximately three miles) which boasts five well stocked lakes brimming with fish - two trout (fly only), two coarse and one competition (match only).

If you love the countryside then this is the site for you. For further information please don't hesitate to give us a call or visit our Website.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.75 acres

Sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
DH7 6TT
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GPS:
Lat 54.816745 / Lon -1.649775
OS field ref:
NZ225470
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (15 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Durham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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All round excellent

Beautiful site with friendly owner. We were welcomed by them when we arrived and were given a couple of freshly laid eggs, which I enjoyed for my breakfast. Facilities were adaquate. We went on a very long and muddy walk which was great and the pub was great (first pub you come to), but all uphill on the way back. If we're ever in those parts again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here.

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Super Site

A super site with two lovely people, Tony and Christine. Nice wide entrance and within a few minutes of the park and ride into the city ( free fares for senior citizens). We arrived late after a long drive from Devon, were greeted with free range eggs from Christines chucks and settled into a deep sleep. A previous member moans about the slope of the site, its nothing a caravanned could not easily cope with, I've used sites with double theirs. Covid stopped me going to Beamish so we will be back at a future date guys. Thanks for your company Mike And Vi
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Fabulous

A really warm welcome including eggs from the chickens they have next to the site. Beautiful views and convenient for visiting Durham and Beamish. Had a lovely meal at the Travellers Rest which is within walking distance. The site is basic - no loos/showers and no drive over grey water but they are happy for you to drop that in the hedge -but basic is what we like. Quiet at night and dark skies. It does slope so you will need levelling blocks. Definitely recommended for tranquillity and convenience plus a warm welcome.

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Great CL Site.

Great site with spectacular views. The owners Tony and Christine cannot do enough for you. On arrival we were greeted by both of them and given 6 free range eggs. One member has mentioned that you need leveling blocks,. We found this no problem. As for tearing up the grass which was also mentioned, again we found this no problem. Is this not down to the skill of the driver. We had heavy rain throughout our vist and towed off with ease. In our view this little gem is one of the best CL sites we have ever stayed on. It was that good we added an extra week. All ammeneties are near by with Durham Centre only 3 miles away. The Travellers Rest serves excellent food and is within walking distance We will definitely be returning.
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Cracking little site

Found this little gem of a site and moved from the much larger and noisy site we were already on. Couldn’t have been a bigger contrast peaceful and quiet and beautiful views. A wonderful welcome and lovely freshly laid eggs given to us. Wish we could have stayed longer than our two nights but as the site is open all year we will definitely return. Highly recommend this little gem.
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