North Pennines gets brand new Caravan Club site

Visitors to the Barnard Castle Caravan Club site can visit High Force, England's highest waterfall

by Holly Tribe

A new 76 pitch Caravan Club site opened last weekend at Teesdale Barnard Castle, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The North Pennines site is situated in open countryside near the Teesdale Way and Pennines Way. Visitors can take a tour of England’s highest waterfall at High Force, followed by a pint at England’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn.

Head of sites Marketing, Catherine Ford commented: “It has everything our members have come to expect from a Club site, and the area has all they could wish for to make a perfect holiday or short break, whatever their interests.”

The £1.5 million development is built to the same exacting standards seen throughout all Caravan Club parks. “I’m very excited about how this wonderful site has come together in a major investment, exclusively for Club members” Catherine added.

The Club has been sympathetic to the surrounding landscape, ensuring the site is well screened using planting schemes that encourage biodiversity. Exemplifying the Caravan Club’s increased commitment to environmentally friendly design, it also incorporates energy saving technologies including rainwater collection, ground source heat exchangers, and the facility to pre-heat water using solar power.

Recent figures suggest that the surrounding region can look forward a significant boost in trade with Caravan Club visitors expected to spend over half a million pounds in the local economy a year.

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