North Pennines Centre
Co Durham
DL13 1AJ


High Force

    Paddle 2 Climb


Canoeing, mine trips, abseiling and gorge walks, Nenthead
01434 381889

Lindsay is a qualified outdoor instructor and is happy to arrange any of the these activities on a full or half day basis and at short notice where possible. It sometimes depends on the weather!

North Pennines Cycles, Nenthead
01434 381324, Dave.

Offering cycle hire, repair and accessories.

St. John's Swimming pool, Garrigill
01434 382537 Debbie or Ian

St. John's Pool is a family owned indoor heated 8 metre swimming pool and spa.

Places to go and things to do in the area

The Hub Transport and Heritage Museum, Alston
01434 381609

The ultimate visitor experience, encompassing the history of Alston Moor. Depicted through an amazing collection of vintage vehicles, photographs, and memorabilia, loaned or given by local people. (website)

High Force

High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been plunging into this gorge for thousands of years, but the rocks it reveals are much more ancient with origins dating back over 300 million years!
Top Tip: Don't park and pay at the High Force Hotel. Drive past and park in a lay-by just beyond a path going down to the river. Cross the bridge and walk up to the Force on the south side of the river for fantastic views and it's free! The path continues on along the river if you wish to extend your walk.

- 01388 537505

A visit to Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennines.

Alston Artspace

Art gallery featuring the work of seven North Pennines artists. Open weekends and bank holidays, 11am - 5pm.


enquiries: 01434 381889