Mickleton Mill Blog

COVID-19 Update 31/07/2020

As Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions seem to be evolving quickly at the moment, all guidance we are releasing will no longer be posted out. Instead, it will be posted on the website as blog updates.
We recently made some changes to visitor restrictions on the park. These included:

Immediate family are now allowed to visit the park, but must be let on park by yourselves and sign in as per instructions at the barrier. We are asking that all visitors park on site as near as possible to[..]

COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION REGARDING THE REOPENING ON JULY 4th 2020
We are very happy to be welcoming you all back to the Caravan Park, after a difficult start to the 2020 season. We hope you are all safe and well.
Like most parts of life, the Caravan Park will not be running as normal as we have had to put many procedures in place to legally be allowed to reopen. Most of these procedures require the cooperation and understanding of caravaners and have been imposed on us all by government guidelines. It [..]

Josie's new arrival

Josie's new arrival

Josie is a fantastic first time mum; she knows exactly what to do. You can see on the photo that when Milo is suckling, she pulls him in closer using her chin. When he is sleeping she will often nudge him to check he is OK. Josie has also shown Milo all of the best spots to have a roll and good scratch in the field!
Milo will stay with Josie for the first few months, while he is suckling and dependant on her nourishing milk. After this, we will start to wean him off so he becomes less dependa[..]

Summer 2019

Summer 2019

The summer holidays have started, and the shop is starting to get busier selling sweets and ice cream!
Many of you will have noticed we have a new arrival in the pony field, a baby donkey! Josie is doing a fabulous job of being a mum, and the latest arrival can be seen galloping around the field and taking plenty of dust baths. We've also got a brood of 6 chicks running around the entrance to the Caravan Park, who have almost doubled in size since they appeared with mum around a week ago.
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Tree Planting Weekend

Tree Planting Weekend

On the 8th and 9th of April we are holding a Tree Planting Weekend. Throughout winter we regularly cut down and prune trees to ensure the Park environment is maintained to a high standard. With 5 caravans to move over this last winter, we have had to fell 4 trees. We also plan to cut a few of the larger, leaning trees down from the centre of the top field to ensure all caravans get their fair share of sunshine.
After a lot of thought, we have decided that it would be lovely to start a small [..]

Cows, Cows and... Cows!

Cows, Cows and... Cows!

Calving season has arrived, albeit slightly early. It's once again time for those sleepless nights, anxious waits, heartbreaking lows, but also the incredible reward of seeing the birth of a live calf. This year, it seems that the calving season is starting slowly... which is great! It means that we can ease ourselves back into the routine of checking cows every couple of hours and adjusting our brains to look for all of those signs that suggest a cow is calving.
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Lambs and Caravans

Lambs and Caravans

The start of the 2017 season is nearly upon us! It doesn't seem like two minutes since we closed up the park in October. I have to say that it doesn't quite feel 'Spring like' enough yet to believe that in 5 weeks time it will be all lambs and caravans; as we prepare to open for the first weekend of the season and will have just started lambing!
2017 will see a couple of changes here on the Caravan Park and farm. Firstly, we have moved the reception and Caravan Park office away from the farm[..]

Mickleton Mill Caravan Park is a wonderfully peaceful and scenic family owned and managed caravan site and holiday park located in beautiful Lunedale and Teesdale and offering a range of Static Caravans, Touring Caravans or Self Catering Holiday Caravan Hire services. Whether looking for a static caravan pitch, a tourer pitch or a pitch for a seasonal tourer in Upper Teesdale, County Durham and the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), then the magnificent setting, peace, tranquility, facilities and personal service in what was once the most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales, is absolutely tremendous and second to none. We are located near to the beautiful stone-built villages and towns of Mickleton, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Romaldkirk, Eggleston, Cotherstone, Lartington, Barnard Castle and Staindrop and as a centre for exploration, not far from the City of Durham with its famous World Heritage Site of castle and cathedral, Weardale, Swaledale and even the Lake District and the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.