Remote quiet self catering holiday cottage in Weardale Durham Dales Co Durham AONB North Pennines Geo Park

Outside your front door

Beckleshele is surrounded by the high moorlands of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Swing with view of Durham DalesNatural Beauty and you may enjoy:--

  • Walking - from riverside strolls to tough demanding hill walking
  • Cycling - quiet roads and byways with challenging hills
  • Birdwatching - a wide variety with spectacular flights and calls
  • Geological exploration - visit the Burtreeford disturbance, watch out for fluorospar
  • Stargazing - no light pollution here!
  • Sheep / rabbit counting - best enjoyed with a glass of wine on the swing

Outdoor Activities

  • Visit the Explore North Pennines portal for an interactive map covering bird watching, walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, sailing, orienteering.

Local Events

  • For a calendar of local Weardale events visit the WVN website.

Local Attractions

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

  • Killhope - visit the award winning Killhope Lead Mining Museum shop and café. Take  a guided tour deep underground and learn how the lead was mined, processed and transported.
  • Ireshopeburn - The Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, the worlds oldest Methodist Chapel still in continuous weekly use. Wesley preached here and the adjoining small folk museum includes a Wesley room, local history and mineral displays as well as family history research.
  • Stanhope - the "gateway" to Weardale, visit the Durham Dales Centre for information on local events, craft shopping and a coffee break.
  • Auckland Castle and Park - historic residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham and home to the world famous Zurbaran paintings.
  • Hamsterley Forest 200 hectares of forest adventure or a tranquil getaway.
  • Durham City - the small, historic and beautiful university city of Durham has a castle, shops and a famous Cathedral
  • Hexham - a market town with an Abbey dating from 674AD and a market held in its shadow every Tuesday
  • Alston - the highest market town in England and the start of the South Tyne Railway
  • Bowlees Visitor Centre and High Force waterfall café, information centre and varied walks

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Weardale Museum

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