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Forrest Valley View

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Grass field with hedge protection

General

  • Well-kept adults-only site with far-reaching valley views
  • A 15-minute drive from the North Pennines or Durham city centre
  • Direct access to the Lanchester Valley Railway Path; a mile from a pub

All aboard, ladies and gentlemen – it's time to make tracks for Forrest Valley View, a small-scale site right on the edge of the Lanchester Valley Railway Path.

This spacious County Durham spot is something of a nature hub, with woodland, a peaceful stream and a wildlife-friendly pond to explore at your leisure. As its name suggests, there are also far-reaching vistas to admire here, with picnic benches on hand where you can serve up a meal as you sit back and survey it all (perhaps, given this is an adults-only spot, with a bottle of bubbly to hand).

As well as the railway path, more adventurous treks are to be had close by in the North Pennines (15 minutes’ drive). It's an easy journey into central Durham, too, if you fancy city jaunts.

This is a back-to-basics site, so you'll need to be fairly self-sufficient as there is no electricity, shower or toilet available. Alfresco cooks can set up barbecues, though: drive 15 minutes down the road to a farm shop for supplies or check out the shops in the village. Hot food can be often sorted by the site staff; you can also pick up welcome boxes full of food or get free-range eggs for your brekkie.

Fancy treating yourself to a meal out? A highly-regarded local pub is about a mile away from site and there are a couple of restaurants in Lanchester.

Please note

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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Over priced.16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael K.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quietness of the site

    Disliked: 

    No water, no disposal points (chemical, grey water, general waste). we did not see these restrictions on the site description.

    To pay £25 for basically a mown flat field is just too much. we paid £22 the previous night a site that included:- toilets, showers, all disposal points and also included electric hook up.

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Excellent site with everything you need.14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting with easy access to a couple of villages. Very easy and friendly check in with a handy little sheet explaining things and a box for maps. Would definitely stay again!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. Clearly stated no facilities due to COVID.

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The owners were really friendly and the campsite felt like …13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners were really friendly and the campsite felt like it was in the middle of nowhere yet close enough to villages and a town.

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Great site and very peaceful. Staff were friendly and welcoming.21/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was great, and we walked the Railway Path a few miles to the village, taking a detour to Corivicium before headed to The King's Head for a well-earned meal. The path following the river is lovely if you want a more leisurely hike.

    Staff were great and made us feel very welcome, even offering us stonebaked pizza which sounded delicious! Firepit was a nice addition.

    The view and surroundings were beautiful, and it was quiet and peaceful when we stayed.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of toilets was a serious setback. Even a distant portaloo would have been a welcome addition.

    Not being allowed to bring your own logs for the firepit seemed a touch harsh.

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Nice place to go and chill with my dogs01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was very nice stay good for dogs and use will stay again

    Disliked: 

    No toilets but didn’t bother use

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Ideal place to relax and unwind, lovely owners.31/08/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, views, access to cycle path, owners were very accommodating

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Nice area31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice area

    Disliked: 

    No toilets

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Excellent site with huge pitches giving plenty of space28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, pitch quality, pitch size

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Great location and super-friendly hosts24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelanie T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This campsite is in a great location with amazing views across the local countryside. The owners were really friendly and helpful, and provided wood-fired pizzas and a gin bar in the evening. The site is next to an old railway track which is great for cycling and walking.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Level pitches in secluded location. Friendly.23/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Level site away from it all. Cycle route / walk close by along disused railway lines. Friendly welcome and helpful information.

    Disliked: 

    Due to coronavirus, couldn't use facilities - toilet/showers

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • The Shires, Biggen Farm, Esh, Co. Durham, England, DH7 9RP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.8008°N 1.7128°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Durham Bus Station — 5.5 miles
Chester-le-Street: South Burns Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Bishop Auckland Bus Station — 9.6 miles
Train stations
Durham Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Wolsingham Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 17.4 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 16.3 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 23.0 miles

Directions


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

Local attractions

What to do in Durham (15 minutes' drive), you ask? It's a toss-up between the cathedral, Crook Hall, Durham Castle and the city's brilliant bunch of museums and ancient university buildings. If you prefer to learn about the past in the open air, you may prefer Beamish Living Museum (20 minutes), where you can sample some of the sights, sounds and smells that would have been common around these parts at the height of industrialisation in the early 20th century.

More chilled times are up for grabs at Pow Hill Country Park (20 minutes), Derwent River Fisheries (15 minutes) and Saint John's Chapel (30 minutes), a gorgeous moorland village where all sorts of trails and paths converge.

Whether you're all about your sport or are on the look-out for some retail therapy, Geordie jaunts of all flavours are to be had in the vibrant city of Newcastle (35 minutes). You could also call in at Barnard Castle (40 minutes), an attractive market town named after the fortress founded there by Bernard de Balliol in the 12th century.

Must see

  • Durham Castle (5.7 miles)
  • Durham Cathedral (5.8 miles)
  • Gibside (8.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Gibside (8.3 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (10.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Forrest Valley View cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Forrest Valley View will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Forrest Valley View have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Forrest Valley View dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Forrest Valley View? What to do in Durham (15 minutes' drive), you ask? It's a toss-up between the cathedral, Crook Hall, Durham Castle and the city's brilliant bunch of museums and ancient university buildings. If … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Forrest Valley View?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Forrest Valley View? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Guests under the age of 25 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the barn in the yard with bollards then call the owners instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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