Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

Overview

The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing.

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Hostels nearby

Derwent Reservoir

Consett, Durham, DH8 9TT

Map references

OS Map: 87, and Explorer 307

OS Grid Ref: NZ029517

Lat/Lng: 54.86052, -1.955135

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

walking

Walking and Rambling in Edmundbyers

Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley.  Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.

watersports

Watersports in Edmundbyers

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.

climbing

Climbing in Edmundbyers

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)

Old gaol door and grill

Hexham Old Gaol

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 Museum Tram

Beamish

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

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

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

Killhope Mine

Killhope

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

Garden setting for afternoon tea

The Garden Station

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

Family at the museum

Discovery Museum

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

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.

Nightlife

Nightlife

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.

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

Walking and Rambling in Ninebanks

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

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

Mountain biking in Ninebanks

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