Stayed on this site for three nights in July. We were delighted to discover that the centre of Durham is only 1 mile away and easily walkable (follow the signs for the cycle route). There was also a very regular bus service into town with a bus stop just past the lane entrance to the site. Taxi ride home (to avoid carrying shopping up a VERY steep hill, was £4.60. Sainsbury local is 10 minutes walk away. We also had a day in Beamish which is only about 8 miles away and not to be missed - needs a full day. The grass on site was roughly mown, but as we had a period of rain prior to our visit we appreciate there could have been problems. As mentioned previously the waste bins are at the farmhouse. There are liveried horses at the farm and quite a lot of cars driving up to tend the animals, as well as bikes using the cycle routes. We paid at the farm on arrival and saw no one else until our last evening when the owner was cutting the grass in front of his house. For a good walk, walk through the farmyard and follow the cycle route. This brings you to a disused railway line which is now an excellent cycle track. It was our first trip in our present caravan without electricity, but we had no problems at all. We would use the site again, but mainly because of is proximity to Durham centre.