The Derwent Valley is rich in heritage and is blessed with stunning woodland gorges where wildlife is abundant. Venture into its hidden depths you won't be disappointed!
The small village of Blanchland is perhaps the most attractive settlement in the whole of the North Pennines. Built from the remains of a 12th century abbey the village and the surrounding countryside are well worth a visit. Nearby is Derwent Reservoir which is the second largest reservoir in Northumberland. The reservoir is a popular place to fish for trout. You'll also find a picnic area, bird hides and an easy access path. To discover what else this area has to offer click on the map and start exploring!