Things To Do Near Brotherlee Holiday Home Park

Weardale, bestowed with the esteemed title of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasts an abundance of captivating allure and a rich historical tapestry. This magnificent region serves as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide array of activities including scenic walks, invigorating cycling routes, tranquil fishing spots, and picturesque golf courses. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the Weardale countryside, with its panoramic hilltop vistas and meandering streams. Explore the extensive network of public footpaths, meander along peaceful country lanes, and embark on cycling adventures along local byways and the nearby Coast to Coast route. Each experience reveals the vast, untamed beauty of the area, leaving a lasting impression on all who visit. For those with an affinity for angling, the River Wear and local reservoirs present excellent opportunities to cast a line and reel in a memorable catch. Wildlife enthusiasts will revel in the abundant birdwatching opportunities and the chance to spot various fauna in their natural habitats.

Brotherlee - An ideal location for your static caravan

Nestled in an idyllic setting, Brotherlee offers an ideal location to begin your exploration of Weardale. The park sits on a secluded backcountry lane, perfectly situated between the charming villages of Eastgate and Westgate. From here, a myriad of scenic walks unfolds before you, beckoning you to embark on a journey of discovery. Whether you choose to traverse the tranquil back road or follow the paths that run alongside the meandering River Wear, you are sure to find solace in the stunning natural surroundings.

Just a mile up the valley lies the village of Westgate, a delightful destination with its own unique charms. Here, you can revel in the warm ambience of the Hare & Hounds pub, renowned for its tantalising Sunday roast and an impressive selection of locally brewed beers. Families will delight in the play park and multi-sports area, offering endless entertainment for children of all ages. For those seeking convenience, a leisurely stroll from Westgate will lead you to St. Johns Chapel, a nearby village offering essential amenities such as a Coop, a charming cafe, a post office, two pubs, and a local Village Hall.

A short and scenic drive south of Brotherlee brings you to Stanhope, the largest village in Weardale. Stanhope, with its picturesque charm, promises a delightful experience for visitors. The village is home to an array of local shops and services, including a well-stocked grocery store, a traditional bakery, a reputable butcher, a convenient chemist, a professional hairdresser, a newsagent/off-licence for your reading and beverage needs, a reliable hardware store, tempting takeaways, boutique art and craft galleries, a helpful tourist information centre, and a selection of charming tea shops and cafes. Additionally, Stanhope houses a convenient ATM machine, and a post office to tend to your mailing needs.

Transportation within Weardale is easily accessible, with the villages connected by a reliable network of local buses, taxis, and the heritage railway. These convenient modes of transportation ensure seamless travel experiences, allowing you to explore the region's wonders at your own pace.

Beyond Weardale's immediate borders lie further treasures waiting to be discovered. The North Pennines, with its unique and awe-inspiring beauty, offers an unrivalled experience for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. From the central hub of the park, you can embark on excursions to nearby places of interest, each offering its own distinct allure.

Venturing further afield, but still within easy reach, lies the historic city of Durham, renowned for its awe-inspiring cathedral and imposing castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this ancient city and marvel at the architectural wonders that


Local Attractions

Killhope Leadmining Centre

High Force waterfall

St Johns Chapel fortnightly Cinema

Weardale Folk Museum

Weardale Railway

Lime Tree Gallery

Durham Dales Centre

Wolsingham Leisure Complex (Gym and indoor pool)

Hamsterley Forest

Hall Hill Farm

Bowes Museum

Local Agricultural Shows (in August and September)

Things To Do

Walking, cycling, fishing, bird and wildlife watching

Swimming at Stanhope and Wolsingham

Horse Riding at Sinderhope and pony trekking at Hamsterley Forest

Golf at Crook, Barnard Castle, Alston and Allendale

Photography and painting

Eating at many interesting restaurants and public houses

Places to Eat and Drink

Everyday Cafe, Stanhope

Freddies Fish & Chips, Stanhope

Pizza Barn, Stanhope

Fish & Chips and Chinese takeaway, Stanhope

Roots of India (Indian takeaway), Stanhope

The Old Weardale tea room and bakery, Stanhope

Bonny Moorhen (pub meals), Stanhope

No.10 Cafe, Wolsingham

Buon Appetito, Wolsingham

Lau's Chinese (takeaway), Wolsingham

Duke of York (pub meals), Fir Tree

The Golden Lion (pub meals), St Johns Chapel

Hare and Hounds (pub meals), Stanhope

The Grey Bull (pub), Stanhope

The Pack Horse Inn (pub), Stanhope

and many more

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