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Billy Jeans Campsite

8.6

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General

  • Back to basics family-friendly stays on a working sheep farm
  • Beaches, castles, manor houses and shopping within half an hour
  • An hour from rambling Yorkshire's Moors, Dales and the North Pennines

Moonwalk your way to thriller hols at Billy Jeans Campsite, a welcoming site on a working sheep farm five minutes’ drive from the village of Fishburn in the north-eastern county of Durham – and don’t forget your walking boots either…

This is a prime spot for lengthy rambling explores: start by following the routes around Escomb lake 30 minutes away, then wander further for strolls at Hamsterley Forest and tramping around the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, all within about an hour of the site.

If you prefer to use your legs for more wheely pursuits, stick around Hamsterley Forest for stunningly scenic mountain biking trails (rent a bike at Hamsterley if you don’t have your own). All of this should leave you pleasantly tired, not to mention craving some eats, so head back to site to get dinner grilling on the barbecue (supplies from Sedgefield, 10 minutes away) or have a night out with pub or restaurant eats in one of the nearby villages.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 138 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  56% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Have stayed here before but this year it has gone downhill big style14/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The views

    Disliked: 

    Limited facilities, overgrown grass, no rubbish bins

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Great little site, friendly staff.11/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly staff

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Brilliant site for back to basics family fun.31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKathryn H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Perfect for a night away camping with family, quiet site with a lovely big field for children to run around in.

    We had a great time making up games and fun runs, taking life back to basics.

    Disliked: 

    Fire pit hire/logs quite expensive compared to other sites we've stayed at.

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Would expect better facilities for price24/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCourtney O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Gorgeous view and good spot on the hill under the trees. Owner was very nice and even found us a deck of cards. Clean water tap in field.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were 3 porta cabins which was fine but they weren't overly clean (dirty toilet paper on floor). No sinks, just the tap on the field meaning you had to brush teeth in middle of campsite.

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Not suitable for kids and young families, disappointed second visit24/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKat A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    As usual loved the location, owners were lovely and enjoyed the fire pit!

    Disliked: 

    Did not enjoy my daughter getting chased in the pitch black on her way back from the toilet by a labrador (the owner told me this campsite has a dogs on a lead policy) to the point she was inconsolable

    Did not enjoy the owner of the dog swearing at me infront of my children and making them cry by shouting at me

    Did not enjoy the same people telling me to leave the campsite as I was not welcome to be there (infront of my children) at 11pm at night. You can imagine how scared they were after hearing that shouted at their parent in the middle of the night so I also did not enjoy packing a 4 man tent up in the dark on my own and driving my kids home in the middle of the night.

    This is my second time at this campsite and the experience was vastly different from the first. I would like to reiterate this was not a problem with the campsite however the couple who shouted at me did mention they come every weekend so I would not recommend this campsite for children.

    But by all means, bring your dogs! As I was very rudely told by the owner of the dog don't bring your kids to this campsite.

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Basic camping with good atmosphere. Kids enjoyed themselves. Friendly23/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Spacious
    clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    flies

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Everything, location was great. Wonderful to wake up hearing the …12/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKat A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, location was great. Wonderful to wake up hearing the horses and sheep. Chris was absolutely lovely and was happy to help with anything. We rented a firepit in the evening and it was fantastic!

    Disliked: 

    Not applicable to this stay

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Site was brilliant nice walks loads of space between tents …11/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewi C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site was brilliant nice walks loads of space between tents friendly staff and great price loved the fire pit
    Definitely be back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Good for the price09/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It was quiet

    Disliked: 

    The road leading up to it is in bad condition

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Anonymous user

The filed was a decent size, the owner was absolutely …11/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The filed was a decent size, the owner was absolutely lovely and came over to check on us and asked if we needed anything. Great for a nice getaway.

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Features

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Bar or club house

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Portaloo

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Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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Location

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  • Humble Knowle Farm, Fishburn, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England, TS21 4BG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6849°N 1.4040°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Swan Hotel — 6.6 miles
Roseberry Road — 6.7 miles
Interchange Stand 1 — 7.8 miles
Train stations
Billingham Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Hartlepool Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Seaton Carew Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 9.9 miles
Transporter Bridge South Side — 9.9 miles
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 21.4 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 12.1 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 27.2 miles

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Local attractions

If your tastes skew more coastal than hilly, you’re in luck round here: venture seaward for beach days at Crimdon or Seaham (within half an hour's drive), with sandy strolls and explores of half-buried World War II bunkers all available.

History buffs keen for more than that will have plenty else to keep them busy, from museums to castles to stately piles all around. Start way back when with a trip around the ruins of Binchester Roman Fort, then come closer to present day at the former strongholds of Barnard and Raby castles. For something more high society, try Moulton Hall, Crook Hall (and maze), Ormesby Hall and the ancestral home of the US’s first president George Washington at Washington Old Hall.

Anyone who thinks history's all about dusty corridors must take a trip to the Beamish open air museum, which tells the tale of life in the north east during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, or time a stay to be around for Bishop Auckland’s Kynren, an open-air show covering two thousand years of north-eastern history.

For urban days, the sights, sounds and shops of Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough are all less than half an hour from base.

Must see

  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (7.8 miles)
  • Durham Coast (8.8 miles)
  • Durham Cathedral (9.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Ormesby Hall (13.2 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (15.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Billy Jeans Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Billy Jeans Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Billy Jeans Campsite? If your tastes skew more coastal than hilly, you’re in luck round here: venture seaward for beach days at Crimdon or Seaham (within half an hour's drive), with sandy strolls and explores … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Billy Jeans Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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