Things To Do In And Around Weardale

Looking to explore the Durham Dales? Look no further than Greenfoot - the ideal Stanhope caravan park.

Weardale is a hidden gem of an area, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is full of interest and steeped in history. It is a magnificent area that offers a vast array of outdoor activities, making it the perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts. The unspoilt scenery and panoramic hilltop views are a sight to behold, and there is no better way to experience it than walking on public footpaths by streams along tracks and quiet country lanes. Cycling is also a popular activity, and the local byways and nearby Coast to Coast routes offer an excellent opportunity to appreciate the vast untamed beauty of the area.

For fishing enthusiasts, the River Wear and local reservoirs are ideal spots to cast a line. If bird and wildlife watching is your thing, Weardale is abundant in various species of birds and wildlife. You'll surely have a blast spotting and observing them in their natural habitats.

Stanhope, the largest village in the Dale, is a bustling hub of activity with all the amenities you need to make your stay enjoyable. Grocery, bakery, butchers, chemists, hairdressers, newsagents/off-licence, hardware store, takeaways, boutique art and craft galleries, tourist information, tea shops, and cafes are just some of the many establishments available for your convenience. We encourage our customers to support these local businesses as they form the backbone of the local economy.

Transportation in the area is also a breeze, with the villages of Weardale linked by local buses, taxis, and the Weardale railway. Exploring the surrounding areas from the caravan park is easy, and there is much to discover. The North Pennines offers unique beauty, history, and easy accessibility to surrounding places of interest, making Greenfoot Holiday Home Park an ideal central hub for exploring and days out.

If you have the time and inclination to venture further afield, there are numerous attractions within easy reach. Durham City with its world-famous Cathedral and Castle, Newcastle with its Quayside, famous bridges, excellent shopping, and world-renowned Metrocentre. The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall, Beamish Open Air Museum, and the market towns of Hexham, Barnard Castle, Penrith, and Alston (the highest market town in England) are just a few of the many exciting destinations nearby.

Local Attractions

Killhope Leadmining Centre

High Force waterfall

St Johns Chapel fortnightly cinema

Weardale Folk Museum

Weardale Railway

Lime Tree Gallery

Durham Dales Centre

Wolsingham Leisure Complex (Gym and indoor pool)

Hamsterley Forest

Hall Hill Farm

Bowes Museum

Local Agricultural Shows (in August and September)

Things To Do

Walking, cycling, fishing, bird and wildlife watching

Swimming at Stanhope and Wolsingham

Horse riding at Sinderhope and pony trekking at Hamsterley Forest

Golf at Crook, Barnard Castle, Alston and Allendale

Photography and painting

Eating at many interesting restaurants and public houses

Places to Eat and Drink

Everyday Cafe, Stanhope

Freddies Fish & Chips, Stanhope

Fish & Chips and Chinese takeaway, Stanhope

Roots of India (Indian takeaway) in Stanhope

The Old Weardale tea room and bakery, Stanhope

Bonny Moorhen(Pub), Stanhope

The Grey Bull (Pub), Stanhope

The Pack Horse Inn (Pub), Stanhope

No.10 Cafe, Wolsingham

Peggottys Bakery, Wolsingham

Buon Appetito Italian Restaurant and takeaway, Wolsingham

Lau's Chinese takeaway, Wolsingham

Duke of York (Pub Meals), Fir Tree

The Golden Lion (Pub Meals), St Johns Chapel

Hare and Hounds (Pub Meals), Westgate

and many more

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