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Durham/Weardale

Weardale, in County Durham, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is historically most closely associated with the Prince Bishops who organised 'The Bishops Great Chases'. The 'Chase' was a hunting extravaganza, surrounded by pomp and pageantry, where all the folk of Weardale were expected to provide food, wine, beer and hounds for the huntsmen led by the Prince Bishops.

Weardale is famous for lead mining, notably Killhope lead mine, and also for a unique form of marble founded near the village of Frosterley. Frosterley Marble can be found in churches throughout the world. Decorative Frosterley Marble can be found in Durham Cathedral.

Weardale is the perfect 'Gateway to the North Pennines and the Lake District', it is rich in culture and steeped in industrial, social and Christian heritage. Weardale is England's 'Secret Garden', full of hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

Nearby Attractions include: 'Railway Walks in County Durham' (where you can explore old railway lines), the Thomas Lipton Trophy at West Auckland Working Men's Club - awarded to West Auckland for winning the first ever World Cup in 1910, Hamsterley Forest, the famous Beamish Open Air Museum, Weaver's Forge Cottage and the historic city of Durham.

The Ideal location for picnics, cycling, walking, fishing, pony trekking and bird watching.

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