Beowulf – Made in Weardale

Beowulf – Made in Weardale

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...

Organisations in Weardale

What to what organisations there are in Weardale? Click on the links below for more information. Care and Safety, Clubs and Classes, Youth and Junior Activities, Under 5’s Activities… You will find what you need here, if not, contact us with details of...
The Incline Path

The Incline Path

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...
Animals of Weardale

Animals of Weardale

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...
Scarecrows in Rookhope

Scarecrows in Rookhope

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...