I stumbled on this site by accident, Fallowfield Dene, who agreed to 'Put me up' at very short notice, at 7pm on a wet thursday evening (sept 3rd 2009).

I arrived 15 minutes later, and was greeted at the security gate (Card reader operated, cards supplied at reception) was given my card, by the cheery owner.

I was directed to 'Brutus' plot 7, which was newly turfed, with separate hard standing for vehicles adjacent.

All the plots were fully hooked up, with a 16 amp maximum. The site itself, was a bit of an eye opener, obviously well established now, it has aged well. Nestled amongst the trees right next to Hadrians wall, it has a single track road with a 10 mph speed limit, winding a torturous circuitous path through the woods, with little enclaves, named after famous Roman leaders and Military, sprouting off at random intervals.

There are some nice country pubs in the village of Acomb, which is walkable, even after sampling the local ale.

The facilities were absolutely superb, clean, heated, accessible by security code (listed on the introductory site rules given with your key card at reception) and with amazing showers, included in the price, not just good electric showers, these are the industrial type you would find in a swimming baths, or a sports stadium changing rooms.

Round the back of the ladies facilities, is the laundry room, 2 semi industrial washing machines, and a tumble dryer. Next door is an open, but covered washing up area, with 3 large sinks/drainers, with loads of very hot water, at all times. (I tried them just to see at 2am, sad but true).

This was the most luxuriously appointed site I`ve been to. It is camping and caravanning club listed, and the standard is commensurate with its status.

My enduring memory of the site was sitting on a stone stump, on a mild cloudless night, watching rabbits playing in the full moonlight, with the green ringed by the twinkling lights of the caravans, and the treeline behind, an image I`ll always remember.