Outdoor Activities



There are a number of superb places around Teesdale to fish.
Grasshome - Set in the rolling Lunedale Hills, Grassholme is a beautiful fishery suitable for multi method fishing. Take the B6277 from either Middleton in Teesdale or in Barnard Castle in the opposite direction towards Mickleton. Follow the road up to Kelton then follow the signposts to Grassholme. The visitor centre and fishing lodge displays a hands on exhibition. Light refreshments and retail goods are also available.
There is a  circular footpath that runs around the lake and gives magnificent views. There are fully accessible toilets, picnic areas and a bird hide.
Blackton is a fly only fishery. For prime wild brown trout fishing, visit the waters at Cow Green, Selset and Balderhead. Hury, situated in the Balder Valley is an excellent wild roach fishery.
For details of prices and opening times contact Northumbrian Water info on 0870 2403549 or visit www.nwl.co.uk/gofishing

Kingsway Adventure Centre


Kingsway is renowned for the quality and variety of the residential courses that they offer. Programmes are designed in close co-operation with group leaders. They aim to meet your needs and budget with a flexible, modular approach to course design. They run residential courses, activity days, day camps birthday parties and a school holiday programme. Activities available include:

  • Gorge walking
  • Canoeing
  • Team tasks
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building
  • Caving
  • Ropes course
  • Archery
  • Rock climbing and bseiling
  • Orienteering
  • Air rifle shooting

Email: enquiries@kingswaycentre.co.uk

Web: www.kingswaycentre.co.uk

Tel: 01833 640881

Fax: 01833 640155

Location: Kingsway Adventure Centre Alston Road Middleton-in-Teesdale County Durham DL12 0UU

Mountain Biking in Hamsterly Forest

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Ride in Teesdale


Teesdale Sailing Club

Do you want to try your hand at sailing but think its costly, cliquey, or simply out of your league? Then think again. Teesdale Sailing Club Ltd annual mambership is only £45.00, a lot less than golf club or gym membership. Have experience but no boat, we have several club boats for hire by members: GP14, Toppers, Miracle and shortly we hope to acquire a Peco. No experience, no boat, no problem. Learn the ropes crewing for those with dinghies; there is often a berth for a willing hand.

Only have time for occasional sailing or just here for a holiday? Ask about our day membership; includes club boat use and insurance cover.

Come to Grassholme and enjoy the glorious sailing. Sundays April - October 11am.

www.teesdalesc.org.uk - for more information