Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site

Lartington Lane, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9BD

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

We are currently carrying out development work at Teesdale Barnard Castle Club Site to provide more pitches for members. We are adding 10 brand new hardstanding pitches and 10 Serviced Pitches. All works are being carried out in the adjacent field and are anticipated for completion by November 2021, with the new pitches available for use from March 2022 (due to planning restrictions).

Even though this site is located just half a mile from the market town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale Barnard Castle Club site is set in open countryside that is designated an Area of High Landscape Value. Barnard Castle is a delightful town, home to the renowned Bowes Museum, a 12thC castle, an excellent visitor centre and a choice of pubs and restaurants.

Barnard Castle also marks the entrance to Teesdale which offers spectacular scenery following the river up to High Force and a series of other waterfalls to its source beyond the Pennine Way and Cow Green Reservoir.

The valley of Teesdale is prime walking and cycling country for those that love the outdoors, offering a wide variety of terrains to suit all abilities. Enjoy walks along the Teesdale Way, or shorter walks in the local area. For the less energetic, there are many places of interest nearby. The area's main asset is its unspoilt tranquillity.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

There are many excellent walks locally, including along the river to Barnard Castle. Teesdale itself offers superb walking, and the Penine Way passes through Middleton higher up the valley.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The Co-Op, Morrisons and many local shops are available in Barnard Castle.

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Directions

Please only use the following advised routes. From West: leave A66 dual carriageway via slip road onto A67 (signposted Barnard Castle); in 3.5 miles at T-junction turn left onto B6277 (signposted Middleton-in-Teesdale); continue over single file bridge; site on left in about 0.5 mile. From East: ignore first right hand turning (signposted Barnard Castle) from A66 after Greta Bridge; leave A66 dual carriageway at Cross Lanes via gap in central reservation onto B6277 (signposted Barnard Castle); continue straight over at traffic light following the B6277. The Site is on the left in about 0.5 mile. Please drive slowly and exercise care on entry to the site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL12 9BD
GPS:
Lat 54.546386 / Lon -1.941264
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NZ038168
OS map ref:
92
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale.
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Newcastle (50 miles)

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A great site in a wonderful area

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
We spent a great 4 nights at this site and loved every minute. Having read reviews that mentioned building noise from the site being extended, we chose a pitch at the other end of the site, and it was perfectly quiet. We walked into Barnard Castle via the woods, a lovely way to access the town and not muddy when we were there. We’ve been to Barnard Castle before and really like all the independent shops and friendly vibe. On the day when it was blowing a westerly gale, we caught the 95 bus to Middleton in Teesdale from outside the site (you just flag it down) and walked back via the Teesdale Way, a wonderful varied walk, partly on the banks of the Tees and partly up on the hills above it. Halfway back we had a great lunch at the Coach House in Eggleston. The other two days were fine, dry and sunny – and still – so perfect for cycling. One day we retraced the bus route via the pretty villages to Middleton where we can recommend the Tees Pot café – very friendly staff and customers, had lunch and stocked up on cakes for the way back, on the slightly busier B road back to base via Eggleston. The last day we ventured north of the site, to the Hamsterley Forest, a hillier ride but with magnificent long views in all directions. There’s plenty of parking in the Forest and bike hire – we saw lots of families enjoying the trails on foot and on bikes, and for the more adventurous (ie not us!) there are loads of challenging mountain bike trails. Ours are hybrid bikes and we kept to the well surfaced main ‘Forest Drive’. So with so much to do in the area on foot and 2 wheels, we’ll definitely be back before too long, and look forward to stocking up again on local produce at the excellent Mainsgill Farm shop on the A66 between Scotch Corner and the site – look out for the resident camels!!

Debbie BT

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Reviewed on 21/10/2021 21:32

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No peace for the campers (at least if you're near the building work)

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
A reasonable site, and reasonably well located if you want to walk into the town of Barnard Castle to get your eyes tested or just to visit the castle. A word (or two) of warning though. The walk along the busy road can be quite dangerous due to a very narrow path and the alternative walk through the forest can be.... muddy. Very muddy. There used to be a large meadow here at the site that was an enviable dog walk area, but this is currently being transformed into extra hardstanding pitches. There doesn’t appear to be a replacement planned, which is disappointing. The work on the new site commences at 0700 and goes on until 1800, so expect a full day of noise if you chose a pitch nearby.

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Reviewed on 08/10/2021 08:24

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Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
This caravan park is a first class site .clean and tidy and although the dog walk meadow is closed whilst the alterations are being done its a great place for dog owners . The wardens are helpfull when required and a low profile when they are not. The pitches are good but a bit noisy near the road. If I had to nit pick in the pot washing area they have supplied a paper towel dispenser I assume to wipe down the sinks after use but no waste bin to put the paper in after . Its a nice walk into barnard castle whether through the wood or via the road its a pity the pavement isn't all the way down the road though. So take a torch. Few years ago a mobile chip shop used to come to the site on Sat evenings its a shame that's no more because it was brilliant. All in all I'd recommend this site

belper nailers

Reviewed on 05/10/2021 18:09

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A lovely well kept site.

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
We stayed for 2 weeks in September. Upon our arrival we had a very friendly welcome by the site staff, and their friendliness was there through our stay. It is about a 15 minute walk into Barnard Castle, or slightly longer if walking along the river which can be found in woodland at the rear of the site. We found Barnard Castle a very pleasant market town, whose castle is well worth a visit. The site staff work very hard to maintain the immaculate site and facilities, in fact, the site is a credit to the staff and club.

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Reviewed on 03/10/2021 13:13

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One night stop over while travelling to the lakes

Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site
A pleasant site with a warm welcome on arrival. Clean and tidy facilities. There was some road noise early evening and in the morning from passing traffic but not distracting from the ambiance of the site. Shame about the lack of dog walking area (which we knew about before visiting) as the road passing the site has no real footpaths. Otherwise a great site if you are visiting the Barnard Castle area.

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01833 637999

Site information

Please Note: Following the recent fire at the Bilsdale Television Transmitter (near Helmsley) the tv signal is intermittent and cannot be guaranteed until the transmitter is fixed.

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.