This is my 'go to' site. It is less than 10 miles from home. It is where I go to try out new gear but it is also one of my favourite sites. The ammenities block is always spotless. the site is well maintained. The staff arealways extremely helpful and polite. There are some lovely walks in the area. Durham via many varied routes starting at around 3 miles, or if you want to be adventurous you can walk to the coast using paths accessed from within 1/2 mile of the site. Durham itself is a really beautyful city and has plenty of shopping and sight seeing. This site is one of the jewels in the crown. More than just a convebient 'transit site'.