Activities and Attractions

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area around Blackton Grange ranging from walks to explore the landscape, mountain biking, museums showcasing local history and plenty of places to stop and have a cream tea or refreshment. 

Scroll down for more information on what we think are some of the top things to do in the area.

Hikes & Cycling

Blackton Grange houses a fleet of mountain bikes that can be available to you on request. Use these, or simply pop on your walking boots, to explore the local peaks and rolling moors on your doorstep. 

Close to the spectacular High Force falls walk which is reputed to be the highest unbroken fall of water in England, you could visit Middleton-in-Teesdale for delicious cream teas. Alternatively, visit the Fox and Hounds, a family-friendly pub in Cotherstone dating back to the 1750’s.

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle is a lively and bustling market town. It boasts regular markets, restaurants, bars and tea rooms which make it a perfect place to spend some quality time.

Steeped in history, the town’s architecture is predominantly 16th and 17th century. Known locally as ‘Barney’, the town has been recognised nationally as one of the 50 most historically and architecturally important towns in Britain.

The remains of the Castle, built in 1150 and once a Norman stronghold, has Royal associations and features a 14th century round tower. The centre boasts all the qualities of a market town with cobbled marketplace. Both the Bowes Museum and Thorpe Farm Centre can be found in Barnard Castle.

Further afield

Teesdale Sailing Club is located at Grassholme Reservoir in the heart of Teesdale, ‘England’s best kept secret’. The club enjoys 140 acres of excellent sailing water amidst some beautiful countryside.

Further afield you can explore the medieval town of Richmond, Durham Cathedral, Beamish Open Air Museum and the National Railway Museum at Skildon. The North East hosts many wonderful visitor attractions, the details of which can be found at Explore Teesdale.

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