This beautiful village in Northumberland is built from the remains of a 12th century abbey. This village has an atmospheric hotel and pub (due to reopen in August 2013), fine tearooms, excellent river walks and other facilities like a shop and a playground.
Derwent Reservoir is a popular site for trout fishing and sailing. There is also a country park, several picnic sites and an easy access trail at the reservoir.
The two chimneys on Dryburn moor once carried fumes up from the smelt mills in Allendale to escape far from the settlements.
Epiacum was the highest Roman stone fort in Britain and it was built to protect lead and silver mines in the area. Events such as historical walks and molehill surveys take place throughout the year.
From the summit of Fiends Fell there are beautiful views in all directions, including the South Tyne valley, the North Pennine ridge, the Eden Valley and the mountains of the Lake District. Just below the summit on the A686 is Hartside café which serves home cooked food and is popular with both cyclists and bikers.
Long Meg and her Daughters is a Bronze Age stone circle in the Eden Valley. Long Meg, which is the tallest of the 69 stones in the circle, is decorated with rock art.
Swinhope Head is on the watersheds of Weardale and Teesdale and has sweeping views of these dales. Just below Swinhope Head there are ski slopes belonging to the Weardale Ski Club.