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 ...

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.

A mobile fish and chip van visits this site, please ask the site staff for details.

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.

Great savings on days out

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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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Lovely location

Stayed a few times here in the last twelve months and always found the staff extremely helpful and the facilities immaculate. I do get the fact that a few members grumble about the traffic noise but I’m not a light sleeper so had no issues personally. I’m not sure that the volume of traffic passing both daytime and through the night would put the road in to the “busy” category used by some other reviewers. A few people also expressed some reservations regarding the walk in to town with parts of the road not having a footpath but we did it numerous times with a wheelchair user in the party without issues as any motorists we encountered were courteous and gave us plenty of room. Whilst on the subject of wheelchair users there is a surfaced bridle path on the edge of town which runs along the river for a mile or two, giving the opportunity for those needing wheeled transport to see parts of the country that are not often accessible to them. Finally, and again on a wheelchair related note, nearly all CAMC sites have good disabled shower facilities but those here are exceptional in terms of cleanliness and layout. We’ll be back soon.
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Clean site but on a busy and noisy road

Small clean friendly site but next to a very busy noisy road during the day, lovely walk into town through the woods but don't walk down the main road as there is no path for most of the way and the cars drive very fast up and down the road. Easy access to the centre and other places for visiting. We stayed on a fully serviced pitch but it was too close to the road for my liking. Would probably go again but would ask for one of the electric only pitches furthest away from the road next time.
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Nice but noisy

Nice site with great enclosed dog walking area - very noisy as next to busy main road. Don’t follow the site instruction to town there is little or no kerb and fast road rather turn left and go through woods which is a pleasant stroll if a bit uneven. Town worth the visit and has some nice shops and restaurants. Did not see any reasonable cycle routes, the town is the main attraction and suppose the famous optician !!

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Stop Over

Stopped on way back from Scotland. Great book in by staff. Took pitch no 13 near gate and walked into town via the river route. Love to revisit site. Very well kept and again sensible rubber band system for using the facilities. Can the CAMC use this throughout the network? It works.
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Excellent Site

Stayed for 3 nights early September. Been to site twice before as it is only 45 mins drive from our storage location and we are only making trips within a two hour drive from home. As usual site is immaculately maintained, one of the wardens was mowing the grass on site on arrival and was still on with it when we left....a forth road bridge exercise! WiFi on site was reasonable strength - I was able to download my daily newspaper onto my tablet in a couple of minutes. Site is a nice walk into town across river bridge, bit steep climb up on other side of river but not too bad. Parking car in town easy and not too bad a price £1.20 for 2 hours in car park next to Morrisons superstore; this allows you walking access to the town main street. Town has lots of nice shops and several very good restaurants - we visited the Capri Italian restaurant who do excellent lunch and early bird meals £8 for 2 courses. A 15 mile drive gets you to High Force Waterfall which is well worth the drive. Nice pub doing snacks etc at the entrance. A 7 mile drive gets you to Raby Castle which if you are members of Historic Houses is free, but £13 PP for castle entry and gardens. Free parking on site - Nice snack bar in old stables. Overall we really enjoyed our stay
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Telephone:
01833 637999

Site information

 

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.
 
Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.