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Durham Amateur Rowing Club Certificated Location
Durham Amateur Rowing Club
Green Lane
Old Elvet
Co Durham   (Browse area)
Tel: 0191 3866431
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Pitches: 5 CAMC Members Only
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 13 Reviews
                8/10 from 13 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Certificated Location, which accepts just five caravans or motorhomes and is for Club Members only.

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Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: George 1 review from this member

 So peaceful and lovely place 10 minutes walk to city centre perfect 4 days away.

Pitch was looking over river where the rowing boats went up and down 
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Date of Visit: February 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Jlhack 1 review from this member

 Great pitch overlooking the Wear, with very good walks from the site.

It might get a little muddy in the grass around the pitch.

The facilities were good and well-maintained.

Easy access to Durham. 
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Date of Visit: December 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 This is a small 5 van site attached to the local rowing club.

Facilities available between 7am and midnight - they are shared with the rowing club. Good club house on site.

Ideally situated for a short walk into the city.

Excellent value. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Carole.r 1 review from this member

 We have just returned from 5 days at this campsite with 2 grandchildren. It now has marked out pitches with 3 overlooking the river, the setting is fabulous and just 10 minutes walk to the centre of Durham.

There is now 24 access to washing and toilet facilities (key from the club), it has both disabled and baby changing facilities as well as free WiFi and all for just £12. 50 per night.

Everything is very easy going on this site, the boys played near the river and some ball games nearby and nobody minded, the dog was very welcome and we were able to walk him nearby.

There is some noise in the mornings as club members arrive to row but we did not find this a problem, all in all I would recommend this site, it's a gem. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Tin Shed Trvellers 3 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for a week so we could attend our sons Graduation without having to pay hundreds of pounds for a hotel room!

Lovely site next to the river. Some pitches more sunny than others, but all with pleasant views and enough space for car, caravan and awning on each pitch. Very peaceful at night, with slightly more noise during the day with rowers coming and going + people on the river.

Toilets and showers are shared with the rowing club, so no access after hours. There is also a bar that you can buy drinks from when it's open - useful for times when thirsty students drink your entire cider supply in one evening!

The site is a 15 minute walk into town either beside the river or along the road - great for Graduation day to avoid any difficulty parking!

A great little site for visiting Durham if you don't mind relatively basic facilities. One final thing to say; this is not a site to bring children to as there is no protection for them from falling into the river! 


Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Carmelsdad26 2 reviews from this member

 An excellent site situated on the river bank it is very picturesque. Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Durham itself, it is a 10 minute pleasant stroll along the river bank to the city centre. Apart from the natural beauty of the countryside there is also the added entertainment of watching the rowing club activities. We really thoroughly enjoyed out stay here. The staff are more than friendly with all needs met. 

Date of Visit: January 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Les smith 1 review from this member

 Visited this site for 1 night, really pleased with it. You can walk your dog forever off the lead along the river and many walkways and the city centre a 10 minute walk away. It was a bit muddy whilst I was there but I bet in better weather it, s brilliant. To get on the hard standings you have to cross a little bit of grass but they said I could stop in the car park, not a problem. I was told I could use the toilets while somebody was there which there was most of the time £10 a night with electric. 

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Wansley 2 reviews from this member

 An excellent site for visiting Durham City - plenty to do in Durham (Cathedral, Castle, really great old pubs) as well as walking beside the River Wear and in surrounding wooded hillsides.

CDP very accessible as was water. Other facilities were available when the Rowing club was open.

The buzz of the rowers from the rowing club added to the atmosphere at the site - a real gem and we will definitely be back. 

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: ANNIE1971 8 reviews from this member

 Stayed here over Easter.

Was a bit down about the site when first booked, but was pleasantly surprised. The site holds five caravans, on hard standing pitches.

The site is adjacent to the rowing club car park. The showers were in the club house, but were accessible when people were around to let you in.

They were warm and spacious.

We paid £10 a night and that included 16amp electric.

The site is in a great location, a 15 minute walk along the river and your in Durham centre.

Also close to the A1.

We would return to this site again if we were visiting the area again. 

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: PilgrimPhil 86 reviews from this member

 We stayed here three nights in early September 2012. The site is very small and the pitches are squeezed into an area at the side of the rowing club car park although, as other reviewers have said, you are not that close to your neighbours.

However, this site has one of my “pet gripes” in that, whilst the site advertises hardstanding pitches, you have to track across grass to get to them! Not an immediate problem in the summer/autumn, but it may be in the depth of winter as the site is open all year!

The clubhouse toilet & shower facilities [& bar] are available to site users but only when the club is in use. The showers are clean, spacious and with lots of hot water. If you needed a quick getaway in the morning, you would need to be able to use your own facilities or find someone with the entry code to get you into the clubhouse. Having said that, this is all explained on the club website & site notice board. We did find that the “day to day” maintenance of the clubhouse left a bit to be desired, esp. The lack of toilet paper in the loos. Also, if the club has a function on, the car parking close to the perimeter of the site can obstruct the entry/exit and this would have been a concern if you needed to get away in an emergency.

The site is, however, superbly located for access into the centre of Durham, being only a 15 minute walk along the river bank to be in the main shopping & touristy area. Riverbank walks to the south towards Shincliffe are also possible with a few stopping off points like pubs and a garden centre with a tea room.

We never did find the facilities manager who had taken our booking despite a couple of attempts to find him! Having paid “up front” there was no real need but it would have been nice to have been able to meet the person that we had had e-mail contact with.

Overall a very convenient site for Durham centre but just a little more effort from the club itself would make a visit a bit more enjoyable.  

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