The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing.
What makes it special
- Explore the "other" Derwent Reservoir
Other things to do nearby
We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route.
Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley. Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.
The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.
Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places. A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
15 miles from Edmundbyers, Hamsterley Forest offers something for everyone.
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen
Enjoy the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track. Enjoy an english country afternoon tea while here. Visit the Station website
Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological impo
This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.
Enjoy a variety of live shows and events in this beautiful landmark building.
The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.
Ask reception about Kate's Clues to Mohope and they will provide you with an illustrated leaflet which details a short circular walk from the hostel which is suitable for children. The circular
Don't miss the amazing views and scenery while you're out on your bike. Whether you’re after hard core down hills, or just a simple ride along the landscape, you can ride as far as your legs wil