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in the county of County Durham


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About Weardale

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of Alston, centre for walkers tramping the Pennine Way.

Often referred to as a "forgotten" part of the Durham countryside, Weardale shows an incredible rugged beauty. Upper Weardale offers peace and contentment to walkers and has much to interest naturalists. Archaeologists visit to discover findings left from the 18th and 19th centuries when lead mining flourished in the region.

Weardale falls within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The winding River Wear meanders through the area, en-route it snakes between little villages crossing a network of footpaths traipsing between beautiful fellside scenery. Walks reveal the rich wild life of the region, its rivers, forests and birdlife. It is a glorious area at every season of the year, often covered with crisp snow in winter, bursting with fresh growth in spring, gentle with the warmth of summer and glowing with autumnal reds and gold's. Weardale is indeed a little paradise.

Visitors can enjoy Weardale by car, there are plenty of places to stay and if you wish to take in Bishop Auckland, try the little red and cream Weardale bus which wanders up and down the valley every hour - this also calls on Crook.

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