View of Weardale from Thornley Village

What to see & do in Weardale, County Durham & Northumberland

Enjoy walking & cycling in the North Pennines & North Yorkshire

Many historic castles, museums & churches to visit

  • This is an excellent area for walking and cycling – Hamsterley Forest, where cycle hire is available and Durham’s disused railway tracks are within easy reach and cover many miles – routes can be provided. 
  • An abundance of footpaths and bridleways are available to explore where rare birds and plants can be seen. 
  • Historic castles, Museums and Churches give an insight into the History of Northumbria. 
  • Idealy located for day trips to Newcastle, Durham City and the Coast. 
  • There are many sporting events within easy reach – County Cricket at Chester-le-Street; Horse racing at Newcastle, Sedgefield and Hexham; Athletics at Gateshead. 
  • The area offers many excellent country pubs for eating out.

Places to Visit

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