Edmundbyers in situated a few miles to the west of Consett, near the Derwent Reservoir. There is evidence of prehistoric settlement in the area from the Neolithic era onwards and the village church of St Edmund’s has evidence of pre-Norman building, although it mainly dates from the 12th century. Edmundbyers Cross is one of only three wayside crosses still in its original position in County Durham and the only known example on the route between Stanhope and Edmundbyers.

The Youth Hostel (dated 1936 over the lintel) is made up of three houses built during the 18th century.

Walks around Edmundbyers