There is quite a buzz at the moment in Weardale as the first episodes of a new ITV series have begun. The reason for the excitement is that much of the series was filmed in Weardale and some of the extras for the series were recruited locally – and I was also one of them! […]
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Distance: 2.8 miles Ascent: 620 ft Time: 1 hour 30 minutes This is the Rookhope “gym”, a continuous and not so gentle ascent on a good track with excellent views. On a calm day on the valley floor below the gusts of wind funneled down the narrow cutting just before the top can stop […]
Villagers and visitors are just two of the many different species of animal who come to the Weardale for a variety of specific reasons: to work, play, breed… Some are here merely to fatten themselves up and become food for others. Nature is as demanding in the Weardale as it is anywhere else. Although the […]
If you go down to Rookhope today you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to Rookhope today you’d better go in disguise For every scarecrow that ever there was will gather there for a certain because Today’s the day the scarecrows have their picnic…
You will find some pretty exotic creatures in Weardale – and I don’t just mean the locals! If one day, you find yourself amoungst Alpacas don’t worry, it’s quite normal…
Spring would not be Spring – in Weardale – without the visit of Spring Lambs… They bounce, they jump, they fit through the fence, dodge cars and cause havoc, but we love them… (with mint sauce!) – only joking. Apologies to our vegetarian friends.
Despite the greyness of the sky, there was plenty of colour and joy outside the Rookhope Inn. Several teams of morris dancers were entertaining the villagers on the 28th February 2015.
Leaving behind the Rookhope Inn, where you have doubtless well imbibed, head along the Allenheads road for 50 yards and then turn left on a track which runs alongside Bolt’s Burn. Cross the bridge over the Rookhope Burn and then turn left on to the footpath besides the Burn, with Boltsburn Garage above on your […]
Click on the image for larger picture Directions: 1. Follow the way marker at a gate to the right of the former church. The path turns right at the corner and then rises steeply up through three fields to the fell gate. (The third field is permissive only to avoid passing by Chestergarth House). 2. […]