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Reviews of Pennine Lodge Camping And Caravan Site

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Pennine Lodge Camping And Caravan Site
St Johns Chapel
Bishop Auckland
Co Durham   (Browse area)
DL13 1QX
Tel: 07484 816598
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Pitches: 5 EHU
Open: 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024
           

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

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

This is a club member only site - you may be able to join on site - please check direct with the site

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Date of Visit: May 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: JMurphy 17 reviews from this member

 Great little site in Weardale.

Fabulous location, with stunning views south, ideal for exploring the local area by foot or bike.

Despite being close to the road, it's very peaceful at night.

It was really nice to hear owls, curlews and oyster catchers.

The toilet and shower room is very clean and the shower is excellent!

The owners are very friendly and welcoming too. St John's is only a 10-15 mins walk away with a Co-op, cafes and 2 pubs.

The alpacas in the next field are very entertaining! 
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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Des1603 13 reviews from this member

 Joseph and Sophie are great hosts.

A well mown 3 acre field set well away from the road with the river Wear, only 2 miles from its start, running on the fields Northern edge; trout and at the right time Salmon swim in it at this point. A road leads into the field giving easy access to Motor Homes and Caravans.

EHU points are next to the riverside fence with a generous pitch size for each unit.

On the roadside edge of the field is a very clean and easy accessed low level elsan point.

Fresh drinking water is also available on this edge of the site as well as near to the toilet block, consisting of one toilet and sink and a large family size Shower, toilet and sink.

Behind the block is a belfast sink, under cover and lit, for dish/clothes washing.

The Weardale Way is on the northern bank of the river and is accessed from the site by a small footbridge behind the toilet block.

Onsite are the Alpacas, which you can walk with around the rest of the farm, at a reduced rate for those camping, an absolute must as it is so relaxing. Also fresh eggs are also on sale on site.

Half a mile from the site is the village of St John's Chapel with a pub, a cafe and a very well stocked and reasonably priced "Co-op", also the Weardale Museum at Iresopeburn is a few hundred yards walk away. Alston one of the highest Market Towns in England is just 12 miles away home of the South Tynedale Railway. The cafe at the Railway station serves excellent food.

We paid £25. 00 per night with EHU.

Will definitely stay again. 


Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Paulho 1 review from this member

 A really fantastic site in a wonderful location with the river Wear running through it.

We visited with our 3 year old granddaughter who loved the alpaca and throwing sticks into the river.

Really quiet but less than a mile from the village with a safe footpath.

We will definitely be back. 
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Date of Visit: April 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Louise 1 review from this member

 Beautiful campsite right next to a river.

Unfortunately for us the weather was not good but this did not spoil our stay.

The couple that run the site could not have been more helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble for them.

I would highly recommend and we can't wait to go back 
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Date of Visit: September 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Ifurn7 1 review from this member

 This is an excellent small site,

Good facilities in a fantastic location looking out over fields to the Lake District hills.

It is close to the village and a short distance from Appleby in Westmorland where there are shops and garages.

The local pub is a few hundred yards away.

Our aim was to walk to High Cup Nick along part of the Pennine Way, starting a mile or so away at Dufton,

The site is an ideal location for access to lots of hill walking. 

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Date of Visit: July 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dustindusty 2 reviews from this member

 Well mown 1. 5 acre field set well away from the road on the southern bank of the river Weir. A sturdy gravel road leads into the field giving easy access to caravans.

EHU points are next to the riverside fence with a generous pitch size for each unit. On the roadside edge of the field is a very clean and easy accessed low level elsan point.

Fresh drinking water is also available on this edge of the site as well as near the toilet block.

For tent campers, the area is huge giving tenters/backpackers as much solitude as required away from the caravan area.

There is a small toilet block consisting of a large family sized shower room with toilet and wash basin. Nextdoor is a single toilet room with wash hand basin. Behind the block is a belfast sink, under cover and lit, for dish/clothes washing.

This is beautiful walking country. The weardale Way is on the northern bank of the river and is accessed from the site by a small footbridge behind the toilet block.

Half a mile from the site is the village of St John's Chapel with two pubs a cafe and a very well stocked and reasonably priced "Co-op".

We paid £25. 00 per night with EHU. We are avid walkers and consider this site to be an excellent basecamp in this area. 


Date of Visit: July 2022 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Cemswoo 2 reviews from this member

 We have just got back from a stay here and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I rang the owner on the off chance, as we were down the road in a campsite right next to the road, that was totally unsuitable for us and our dogs.

The owners were really helpful and the campsite was beautiful.

Totally unspoilt, with so many walks from the site our dogs were spoilt for choice. One toilet and a separate shower room with toilet.

Both were basic but spotlessly clean and I canít fault either. The site is well away from the road and it felt like being in the middle of nowhere, but was in walking distance of St Johnís Chapel, where there is a co-op and 2 pubs.

Fantastic little site. 
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Date of Visit: April 2022 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 We`re delighted to advise this site is reopening for April 2022 onwards.

If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks 


Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 Please note this site has been sold and is currently not taking bookings. It's hoped the new owners will reopen the site at some point. If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks 


Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: MatthewCameron 4 reviews from this member

 I stayed here one night whilst cycling the C2C, it is a few miles off the route though, and would mean a long detour avoiding the long freewheel into Durham, or a massive climb via the Linzgarth arch (I'm not doing that again).

It is a small site and only open to C&CC members, I had booked in advance and paid £15 on arrival.

It is conveniently near the road and easy to find, pubs and a cafe are a short walk away. The field is banked up on one side near the road, which was good for avoiding car headlights. I don't know what it is normally like, but on a damp September at dusk there were midges about, but not the biting sort.

The single shower and toilet room was clean, but would be busy if there were more than a few people wanting to use it.

It met my requirements for somewhere to stay one night and have a shower. 



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