Weardale is a spectacular dale with historic settlements, great attractions and exhilarating landscapes to discover.
Weardale has a fascinating history which is brought to life by two award winning museums: Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum; and the Weardale Museum and High House Chapel. Hamsterley Forest is also on the doorstep, with 2,000 hectares of woodland's offering numerous mountain biking, walking and horse riding trails to suit all abilities. If you would rather sit back and enjoy the scenery then take a trip on the Weardale Railway which runs between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland. To discover what else Weardale has to offer click on the map and start exploring!