Month 1 - March 2010 County Durham
We left our home in North West Durham on 1st March 2010 for the last time and went to a Motor Caravanners' Club CL at Croft on the bank of the river Tees just south of the town of Darlington in the south of County Durham. Over the river is North Yorkshire.
We were unhappy with this site and moved on after one night to a Caravan Club CL at Donnewell Farm at Sedgefield in Mid County Durham. This site was excellent having full serviced, hardstanding pitches that even had individual satelite hook up points on the service point. 16A electricity very good disposal facilities including a motorhome dump point. Peter the site owner is very helpfull and looks after his clients very well.
We based ourselves there until we were able to settle up all of the outstanding bills from the house as we have family in nearby Darlington where our mail is being redirected.
From the site it is 10 minutes walk along a car free lane to Sedgefield where there are shops and Pubs galore. We had a nice meal in one of the Pubs, can't remember the name.
Durham County Council have restored Hardwick Park which is within easy walking distance. This Victorian Pleasure park had been lovingly restored with a cafe and exhibition centre in an ample car park with provision for motorhomes.
Joan had arranged a Motorhome driving day with the Caravan Club at the Elddis factory in Consett on 26th March which she found very enjoyable and gave her confidence to share the driving of our 7m Hymer.
We moved on 22nd to a Carmping and Caravanning Club CL at The Granary at Maiden Law near Lanchester. Another site with good hardstandings and a very fiendly host. Dixon makes model trains and has them running around the site. His son collects tractors and cranes. Dixon also has a herd of Herdwick sheep which were being brought in for lambing so there is always something going on. This site is in North West Durham.
Moving on to the Lakes on the ist April
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