There are a wide range of exciting events and activities for all ages taking place in Middleton and Upper Teesdale thoughout the year. Have you got an event planned in Middleton or Upper Teesdale? Get it listed on the site by sending over details of the event to 

Keep up to date with more current events on Facebook, just search 'Middleton +'. 

Our events try to create sustainable growth in and around the dale. We use locally sourced products as much as we can, keeping the money in the dale. Below is a taster of what we do, and how we spend our money, whether this employing a local football coach, or having coffee's in one of our cafes, it all helps. 

Football Coaching 

Back in the October Half Term, Middleton + and a local young coach begun a trial week for children's football coaching. This was highly successful and was decided that continuing  the sessions on a Saturday morning provided a quality product and experience for Upper Dale children. This saves parents the trouble of travelling to Barnard Castle or further. 

So far, 7 sessions have been provided, and after a good start, the coaching is continuing to grow.  With the help from our Big Lottery Fund, we were able to purchase equipment for the Course, and can aid the Trust in sustaining itself within the village. 


Macmillan Coffee Morning-The Biggest Coffee Morning in the World! 

Friday, 28th September; 10-1pm. 10 Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale. 

This Coffee Morning raised £115.20 for the Charity, after a quick transformation and switch round for the T-I-C of course! With donations of cakes and biscuits from volunteers, the atmosphere was lovely, and the tables were always full of Visitors and Locals alike. Over 70 people were through the T-I-C that day, which boosted sales and enabled visitors to see what a good job our Volunteers do in the T-I-C, 7 days a week, 364 days a year! 

 Discover Photography

Back in September, Middleton + hosted a Workshop in and around the Village, with the help of a local, professional photographer. With myself included in the course (as a beginner), the range of experience was high, and everyone seemed to learn a lot from the tutor. Eva (Professional) used all her knowledge in helping each of the participants out, and after a brilliant lunch in 1618, we explored Beck Road, which posed new challenges, with less light available, and with water as a new feature.  I learnt plenty, and feel each of the other attendees learnt new skills too.

By using our local resources, such as a local cafe, or a photographer to come and teach us new skills, our economy can grow.  


Farmers Markets

People at a farmers market

Visit our popular Farmers Market held on the Village green, where you can taste the real flavour of local produce, from veg, cakes and meat, with crafts and arts also on display. 

'Visit Durham' displays events County wide, including those within Teesdale. For more information visit