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Forrest Valley View

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Forrest Valley View: 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 park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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

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

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 bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 35 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Beautiful spot. Peaceful and quiet. Even though we were unlucky …07/05/2021

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  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful spot. Peaceful and quiet. Even though we were unlucky to get quite a wet weekend it didn't matter at all as the scenery was so lovely and the area so peaceful. The owners are terrific people and couldn't have been more helpful. This was most certainly the spot for us.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Easy booking smooth arrival and departure. Hospitable and friendly own06/27/2021

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

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

    Great location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing there to dislike

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we had a great time the owners made us very …06/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkay n.Confirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    we had a great time the owners made us very welcome its a beautiful place so relaxing had a lovely walk into the village there is a nice pub there were we had lovely meal our dog bella made to feel really welcome will be back.

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A RARE FIND06/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    We thought that this site was lovely mainly because of the seclusion and exclusiveness.No under 25's and only 5 pitches - heaven! The location is great and peaceful near to a disused railway line which is lovely for walking into Lanchester and would also suit cyclists. We were in a camper van and you would need to be fairly self sufficient because the facilities are limited. Durham centre is not far. The owners of the site are brilliant and got us out of a real pickle when we realised that we'd forgotten the pump for our pump up awning. They fished around and lent us one without which we would have been snookered. CHAMPION!!

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Excellent site05/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    An absolutely wonderful place nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Lovely walks both on site and on the railway track. We will definitely be back

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    Absolutely nothing

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Lovely well kept site with large pitches and close to …05/10/2021

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

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely well kept site with large pitches and close to cycle routes

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    No facilities but does state this and no problem for us

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Beautiful site with large level pitches05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful small campsite lovely views, owners couldn’t do enough for us, on a previous review it was said no water, we was offered water and rid waist up at the farm there is no amenities on the campsite it’s self but they clearly state that on pitch up! sadly our stay was cut short by this freaky weather but would definitely stay again , you wake up to the birds in the meadows singing and fall asleep the the owls at night . Short walk to the railway walk with villages either way with shops and pubs

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    Nothing to dislike you just need your own toileting and showering facility’s for a longer stay

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The area04/26/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The area

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    No facilities

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Wonderful spot, at one with nature04/19/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Wonderful spot, at one with nature

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    Nothing

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Plenty space and choice of pitch, basic site for self …04/19/2021

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

  • Non-electric asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    Plenty space and choice of pitch, basic site for self sufficient campers

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8008°N 1.7128°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 8.8 kilometres
South Burns Stand K — 11.0 kilometres
Washington (T&W): Galleries Bus Stn — 16.0 kilometres
Train stations
Durham Rail Station — 8.8 kilometres
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Wolsingham Rail Station — 13.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 27.2 kilometres
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 28.0 kilometres
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 28.4 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 26.3 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 37.0 kilometres

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 (9.2 kilometres)
  • Durham Cathedral (9.3 kilometres)
  • Gibside (13.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Gibside (13.3 kilometres)
  • Washington Old Hall (16.8 kilometres)

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.

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

Modifications are subject to a £5,00 (R95,93) fee.

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

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

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 R509,84 (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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £5,00 (R95,93) fee.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks 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 behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Arrivals and departures
The park will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.
There is no reception at this park. Please check-in at the Go to the top of the lane, until you see a check in sign, dont turn off before you see it. Please call on arrival.Thanks instead.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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