LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Below are listed the most useful websites to visit for information on places of interest,

walking routes, places to eat and accommodation  in Weardale.

PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO :

WEARDALE

For the most up to date information on Weardale and links for places to visit and things to do, use the website maintained by the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty, click here

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DURHAM DALES CENTRE (STANHOPE)

The Durham Dales Centre which lies just a few yards west of the Market Square in Stanhope provides tourist information and leaflets, maps etc. There are also  craft and  souvenir shops, plus a café. For opening hours, click here.

LOW BARNS NATURE RESERVE

The reserve lies half a mile from Witton le Wear station and can be reached by a lineside footpath. It is one of the region’s most important wildlife sites. The wetland reserve is bordered by the River Wear. There are good pathways linking the many hides.  More detail can be found here.

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BISHOP AUCKLAND AREA

For information about the Bishop Auckland area, visit the website provided by  the organisation which owns the Weardale  Railway:

The Auckland Project, click here.

 

For further comprehensive information on the whole of County Durham, including Weardale and Bishop Auckland, click here

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WEARDALE WALKS & THE WEARDALE WAY

There are several walks in Weardale adjacent to the Railway at Stanhope, Wolsingham and Frosterley. Many of our passengers combine the rail journey with a countryside walk. Leaflets are available at the Dales Centre and also online, for example, here.

 

The Weardale Way  a long distance footpath which extends from the head of the dale at Cowshill to the coast. It intersects with the railway  at several points between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland. Details and online maps are available here.