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. The reservoir is particularly popular for sailing and angling. Access and facilities for sailing on the lake are only available through the Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club tel: 01434 675258 for details.
Visit the DRSC website
What makes it special
- Enjoy a day's sail on the reservoir
Other things to do nearby
The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing. Explore Derwent Reservoir
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.
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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
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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
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
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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
The Allen Valleys provide distinctive landscapes with great cycling routes.
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