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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.

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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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Superb!

This was our first stay at a club site and what a gem it was. The welcome was lovely and informative, the facilities spotless and warm which on a drizzly, windy March evening was very much appreciated and the location perfect for us. Before arriving we travelled to the Bowlees Visitor Centre and did a circular walk from there to visit the Low and High Force Waterfalls and then checked in late afternoon at the site. Once set up we walked into Barnard Castle opting for the road route due to the woodlands being so muddy and went to a dog friendly pub as recommended to us when we checked in. The second day we did another circular to Lartington setting off from the site and into the woods and had a late lunch in Barnard Castle. All in all a fantastic location for our little two nighter away and extremely peaceful.
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Lovely site

Lovely site and a good location for visiting Barnard Castle. Lots of wildlife including a herd of deer running alongside where we were pitched. Our only complaint is the shower block, clean and tidy as we would expect however the showers were luke warm (no need of cold water here) and the shower bock itself was cold. This actually had an up side however, no one loitered for long as we hurried back to our warm vans.

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Visit to North of England

This is a high quality site set just outside the town of Barnard Castle. All pitches are hard standing and all are level as far as I could see. The site itself is on two levels with one central facilities block and the pitches set out in an oval shape around the office and facilities. The facilities are of a very high standard and are kept extremely clean. In the male section there were four wc's, four privacy cubicles, four urinals, two sinks and six showers. There are several rubbish/recycling/chemical disposal points around the site. Although there is a road running parallel to the upper section of the site it is not overly busy and did not cause any nuisance. A chip van visits the site on Wednesdays and Fridays. Buses to Barnard Castle and Middleton on Tees stop outside the site on request, however the service is not frequent and finishes quite early in the evening - sometime just before 19:00 hours if I remember correctly. Barnard Castle is only a few minutes bus ride and the town could be walked in about 15 minutes. There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants in the town.
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Disappointing

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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01833 637999