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Activities

There is a wide range of activities on offer during your visit to Teesdale, you can experience the great outdoors, explore fantastic heritage and cultural attractions. Discover more details in this section of the website and use the search facility to find out about upcoming special events.  

Footpath to High Force

Walking in Teesdale offers great views, stunning wildlife, woodland glades, rivers, waterfalls, woodland and moorland. 

Cycling in Hamsterley Forest

With quiet roads, bridleways and forest trails Teesdale is perfect for cycling.

Blue Gentian

Discover rare and beautiful animal and plant species, including the amazing spring blue gentian flower that adorns the upper dale. 

Waterfall on river tees

Go fishing for wild brown trout, course fish and game fish in Teesdale's rivers and reservoirs.

The Hub Entrance Foyer

The hub is a purpose built youth adventure, learning and discovery centre on the edge of Barnard Castle.

Rock Climbing

Venues in Teesdale offer a great range of indoor and outdoor activities specially created for children and families.

Art at Bowes Museum

Teesdale has some arts and cultural gems that offer a great range of enlightening activities.

1st Green at Barnard Castle Golf Club

An excellent 18 hole and superb 9 hole course in Teesdale welcome visitors to their greens.

High Ropes adventure trail

The Kingsway Centre in Middleton in Teesdale offers thrilling adventure experiences tailored for individuals, corporate groups and schools.

Dog Walking in Hamsterley Forest

 Teesdale has some dog friendly places to eat if you want to bring your pooch along with you on your visit.

Canoeing party

The River Tees and the reservoirs in Teesdale offer great opportunities to enjoy canoeing and kayaking.

Dinghy Sailing

Novice and experienced sailors alike are welcome at Teesdale Sailing Club on Grassholme Reservoir

Pony Trekking in Hamsterley Forest

With a huge network of bridleways, forest tracks and wide open moorlands Teesdale is a great place to enjoy horse riding. 

winter cycling at Balderhead reservoir

Crisp and clear air on a beautiful winter day makes for the full beauty of the far reaching views in Teesdale to be really enjoyed.