Teesdale Barnard Castle Caravan Club Site (REF : TBC)

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.

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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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After 30 years experience with the club and other visits to this site was disappointed overall. The facilities were good as always but the fact that there were no suitable pitches for the disabled wheelchair or mobility scooter user was a big no go. All pitches are hard standing but with very loose deep gravel which is totally unsuitable for the movement of either electric wheelchair or mobility scooters. We recommended this site to our daughter and on her visit with us on adjacent pitch she was completely trapped! Her support worker was however given a shovel and had to dig and clear a pathway in and around her MOHO so she could exit the pitch. Our pitch was similar for husbands mobility scooter but we did exit without a shovel! I suggested to the staff that perhaps a couple of pitches could have a better surface for the disabled and was told that " in all honesty we have to go with majority of members requests and we do not get many users of mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs etc using the club! " Are the disabled being discriminated against? Such a disappointing end to a break away with our family especially after them joining the club on our recommendation and on their first trip away to a site with their Moho. Hopefully some notice will be taken of our comments and others will benefit in the future.

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Great Stay in spite of the Rain

This was our first visit to this area, and to this site. We stayed in mid-October, in the middle of a lot of rain and wind. The wardens were extremely friendly and helpful on arrival. They sorted us out with gas when we discovered that we had run out and suggested somewhere in town to get a meal. The shop was very handy and stocked some useful essentials.The toilet facilities were absolutely immaculate and very warm and welcoming. The site is extremely tidy and well kept, and our pitch was perfectly level, and there was plenty of room. The services were all fully working and excellently maintained and handy, making pitching very easy and straightforward. The site is within walking distance of Barnard Castle, but it wasn't fit to walk into town most of the time we were there. In town, there were nice shops and places to eat and drink, but on a Sunday evening, we could find no-one doing food at all. The Co-op has a good range of food that is easy to cook and prepare in the caravan. There are some lovely walks along the riverside, and due to the rain, High Force waterfall, a few miles away, was spectacular. As far as the site is concerned, the only drawback was some traffic noise from the road that goes past it, although we didn't have a problem with this ourselves. We did enjoy the owl activity, and saw a barn owl fly past our caravan on the first evening, which was actually dry. We would definitely recommend this site to anyone looking for a quiet stay and plenty of walking, but just hope that they have better weather than we did!
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First time visit to this Teesdale site...

This was our first time visiting this site, received a very nice welcome from the staff when booking in, as it was our first visit all amenities and locations explained. Located a very nice pitch on the lower level close to the basic water facilities and not too far away from the shower block. As our visit was in the first few days of October the weather wasn’t grand but we enjoyed our time here, it gave us the opportunity to visit Barnard Castle on market day as well as lovely locations such as High and Low Force on the River Tees. Seeing the torrent of water coming down the waterfalls was photogenic. Overall this site is a brilliant place to visit as it gives you the opportunity to relax in a very peaceful environment. A bonus was being able to listen to and trying to spot the owls that seemed to be prolific in the woods to the south of the site. We shall return to this site in the future of that I am positive.
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Brilliant Site

I was lucky enough to stay at this site on 6 and 7 October 2019. The directions were spot on and I managed to arrive without any wrong turns on my way back down from the Western Highlands of Scotland. The lady warden checked me in and and was extremely welcoming and friendly. The items on sale in reception were very handy. She gave me a couple of handouts showing walking directions to the town and a bus timetable. The shower block and toilets were immaculately clean. All the service points were very well organised, clean and tidy. The market town of Barnard Castle is a delight and a lovely walk from the site. The site was very peaceful and where I was pitched I could hear the river rushing along. Will definitely visit again in the Spring/Summer to take advantage of the good weather.

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One of our favourites

We love this site, spotless facilities, friendly helpful staff. This is our second visit, it is ideally situated with a pleasant half mile walk into Barnard Castle. There is a huge dog walk area, it is a site very popular with dog owners as there are also excellent walks from the site. The site is lovely & peaceful with large hard standing pitches, the site was full the whole time we were there but it didn't seem crowded at all. There is a mention of road noise in the book and it is fair to say that there is some but it didn't go on late at night, we were pitched very near the road and it certainly didn't bother us at all. The mobile fish & chip van is excellent and is there twice a week. we're already planning next years trip here

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01833 637999