Old Bridge End

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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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Lovely owners and views.

Old Bridge End
Arrived to a friendly greeting and a couple of freshly laid eggs, the views where lovely, the site is sloping so bring large levelling ramps, looking forward to returning.

Wayne127

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Reviewed on 11/09/2021 07:15

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Very helpful and friendly owners. Good Location

Old Bridge End
This is a very good site for the very many local attractions around here. Sloping site but lovely set up and well looked after. The owner's are really friendly and helpful with local information. We will be returning 👍

LesB1

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Reviewed on 15/08/2021 10:46

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Lovely quiet week visiting friends

Old Bridge End
We pitched up at this CL which was close to friends in Durham and Newcastle. Although the site was sloping it was relatively easy to get flat and level. The view through our breakfast window was lovely and peaceful. Local pub provided excellent food and drink, was Covid-secure and friendly and accommodating. Trips into Durham centre were helped by local Park and Ride, even cheaper when age-related bus passes were used. Owners, extremely friendly and provided eggs from their hens on arrival. Good to see that waste was segregated and recycling was encouraged. Dave and Alison Rimmer

Dave Rimmer

Reviewed on 14/08/2021 09:31

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Old Bridge End
We stay at this site often and we can honestly say it's one of the best CL's around. Although the site is sloping once you get set up the views are excellent. The site is well located for visiting all the local tourist spots like Durham and Beamish Museum. Christine and Tony are excellent hosts and are very accomodating . The fresh eggs (free on arrival) are a welcoming bonus. We will definitely be back soon.

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Reviewed on 05/07/2021 14:59

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Old Bridge End
The site owners very welcoming and gave us half a dozen freshly laid eggs. The views are lovely but the main road is very busy some drivers treated it like a racing track. The site really does slope so extra levelling blocks are a must When we were there , most of the time there were 8 vans which made it. crowded with vans being sited quite close together

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Reviewed on 11/06/2021 20:22

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