Some people will be passing through on the C2C cycle route, but for those of you who want to stay for a few days, there are some very interesting places to visit within easy reach…. e.g. Killhope Mining Museum, The Weardale Museum in Ireshopeburn, Beamish Open Air Museum is not far away, there is a beautiful waterfall in neighbouring Teesdale called High Force which shouldn’t be missed, there is also a very interesting little village called Blanchland not too far away, which is also well worth a visit …. and many more places too numerous to mention.
This is of course walking country and there are a great selection of walks just waiting to be walked. If you don’t come prepared, you can take a trip down to The Dales Centre in Stanhope (about 6 miles), and get all the information you need.
The weather can be a little inclement, even in Summer, so please come ready for all seasons !!!
If you fancy a trek on horseback, there is a trekking centre not too far away, the ponies are very nice, there is very little road work and most of the treks are across moorland. They have a very nice indoor arena if you want a lesson.