Heather View and Kingfisher have it all when it comes to amazing countryside locations. They are nestled in the heart of the Durham Dales. Have great access to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and are close to the Yorkshire Dales too. You really don’t have to go far to explore when you stay at these parks….
Durham Dales Centre
Just minutes away from our Kingfisher and Heather View Leisure Parks, the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope offers everything you’ll need to start exploring Weardale. From a tearoom with hot and cold food to a speciality craft shop, visitor information to gardens, as well as a gift shop and function room.
The shops and tearoom are wheelchair accessible with ramps, so the whole family can enjoy a visit. It’s also dog friendly, so your pooch can stop and refresh at the water bowls situated in the courtyard. There’s also free onsite parking for visitors with a maximum stay of 4 hours.
Look out for upcoming events like Remote Astrophotography and Craft Fairs throughout the year, full information can be found on their website https://www.durhamdalescentre.co.uk/
Durham Dales Classic Trial
The annual Durham Dales Classic Trial starts less than 10 miles from Heather View and Kingfisher Leisure Parks at Parkhead Station House in Stanhope. The route differs each year, but always features favourite sections from past trials. The 2019 Classic Trial, which wasn’t just for classic cars or bikes, was a compact route of 54 road and 22 miles on tracks around the North Pennines and Durham Dales. Using variable tyre pressures, diversions and restarts make for a more enjoyable trial for competitors.
Find out more by visiting https://www.actc.org.uk/
Durham Dales Walks
Walking in the Durham Dales is the perfect way to see everything the area has to offer. Take a stroll along the River Wear which flows through both Heather View and Kingfisher Leisure Parks, or head off park to an array of nearby routes with stunning views and breath-taking landscapes. There are walks for all abilities and ages with varying lengths and grades.
Choose a forest walk in nearby Hamsterley Forest, or head along the Durham Coastal Footpath and take in grasslands, wildflowers and insects. Choose from a huge array here https://www.thisisdurham.com/dog-friendly/walks