Explore Upper Teesdale
UPPER TEESDALE is one of England’s last true unspoilt Dales, home to the breathtaking scenery of the Northern Pennines and a haven of utter relaxation. Middleton-in-Teesdale, on the northern banks of the River Tees, is characteristic of the northern Dales with a large village green and church dating back to 11th century. It's the perfect base to escape the rigours of everyday life and explore the regions of Teesdale, Weardale, Northumberland and the Lakes as well as the ancient cities of Durham and York.
What To Do And Where To Find It
Escape into one of England’s rare designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty home to the rare Blue Gentian or indulge in the North’s Roman, Norman and Viking heritage in the majestic Durham and York. Or just strike out and shop or enjoy the famed Newcastle big night out.
An activity for every season
Summer is the perfect backdrop for outdoor pursuits. Water sport enthusiasts can choose from water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing at local reservoirs. Golfers can enjoy the 18-hole course at Barnard Castle. Or cycle some of the country's most breath-taking views, revel in the pollution-free air - and some of the safest, unclogged roads! If you really cannot unwind unless you've shopped till you've dropped, then bustling Newcastle and the Metro Centre, at Gateshead, are only one hour's drive away.