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! There is much excitement…
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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 what you are looking for - we maybe able to…
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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 you in…
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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.…
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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...
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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.
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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…
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Length:  2.8 miles   Ascent:  645 ft   Time:  1h 20mins Description:   This walk amply demonstrates the complexity and variety of views offered by the Rookhope valley, which help make Rookhope the premier walking venue in Weardale. Two versions of the walk are described here -  a "there and back"…
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