Dark Skies

The North Pennines is officially the darkest mainland National Landscape. Here we have some of England’s darkest night skies. The area’s inky black skies mean that jaw-dropping stargazing opportunities are aplenty, on a clear night – with the opportunity to see thousands of stars overhead compared to the handful you would see from towns and cities. See our home galaxy, the Milky Way, in all its shimmering glory, along with distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters. You will find lots of officially designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites too – so come over to the ‘dark side’ and enjoy our stunning skies.

Weardale Adventures

Weardale Adventures offers fun and learning in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Durham. The centre caters for adults, schools and groups and our experienced and qualified team ensure our guests create memories that last for a lifetime, in a safe and friendly environment.

Our 5 star feedback is exemplary and makes us proud every day.


Weardale Water Sports

Weardale Water Sports Project is a premiere paddleboard and canoe hire venue located near Stanhope. Our unique location within a quarry offers a one-of-a-kind experience for water sports enthusiasts of all levels, whether as individuals, families or groups.

Our fleet of top-quality paddleboards, canoes and equipment ensures that you have access to the best equipment for your water-based escapades. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a complete beginner, we cater to all skill levels and offer guidance and support to make your experience exceptional.

Come and visit us today for an unforgettable experience on the water!