Black Dog House

37 Front Street


Co Durham

Tel: 07799 643699




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Things to do

Walking Local walks, Walks within a short driving distance, High Cup Nick, The Pennine Way, Gorge walking

Bird Watching Diverse local habitats – Moorland, Grassland, Hay Meadows, Woodland, Rivers & Streams, Scrub & Crags. The Durham Wildlife trust has more information.

Fishing Reservoirs, Rivers, Lakes, Rod licences

Golf 6 golf courses within an hour’s drive (18 and 9 hole)

Skiing and toboganning Weardale Ski Club at Daddry Shield (2 miles from the house)

Paragliding SunSoar paragliding courses and equipment (Kirkby Stephen)

Cycling  Cycle Hire, Coast to Coast Cycle Route, Mountain Biking (courses or free roaming)

Horse Racing / Riding Hexham Race Course, Riding & hacking

Archery, Canoeing, Abseiling, Bush Craft, Fencing Courses at High Force Activity Centre

Shopping Local essentials, Crafts, City Centre Shopping (Durham, Newcastle, Metro Gateshead)

Spa & relaxation Slaley Hall, Seaham Hall & Serenity Spa

Cinema & Theatre Nearest film entertainment

Museums Killhope & Nenthead Mines, Beamish Open Air Museum, Weardale Museum, Bowes Museum

Historical Sites Cultural places of interest , Hadrian's Wall, Raby Castle & Gardens, Hexham Abbey, Durham Cathedral

Railways Weardale Railway, Settle-Carlisle Railway

Picturesque towns & villages Alston, Blanchland, Hexham, Frosterley, Stanhope, Wolsingham, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle

Nature at its best High Force Falls, High Cup Nick, Cross Fell, Hamsterley Forest, Hartside Pass

Eating & Dining Out Local pubs/restaurants/take-aways, Dining out across the North East, Horsley Hall

Blanchland Black Grouse High Cup Nick Alston Railway High Force Falls Horse Riding Slaley Hall golf course Mountain biking in Hamsterley Forest Hexham Abbey Hexham Race Course