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Wear Valley, Crook, County Durham

Wear Valley
Civic Centre
County Durham

DL15 9ES

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the Wear Valley, renowned for its hospitality and rich combination of experiences. As its name suggests, the Wear Valley is located on the valley of the River Wear which bisects the district almost entirely along its length and wends its way from its source in wear head through areas of outstanding natural beauty to the sea.

A new free publication, 'Visit Wear Valley - Where to stay, What to do, What to see', a comprehensive guide for visitors to the Wear Valley covering pursuits, heritage, traditions, culture and accomodation, is now available.

The brochure outlines the range of Pursuits which can be enjoyed by visitors to the magnificent countryside setting of the Wear Valley, including the many wonderful walking, cycling and horse riding routes which can be explored.

It also documents aspects of the District's Heritage, including the legacy left by the Romans who withdrew from this area over 2000 years ago, the religious heritage characterised by its variety of elegant and historic churches and the area's industrial and railway heritage.

Details of where the area's Traditions and Crafts can be seen and purchased are also provided. These include weaving, art, dry stone walling and agricultural shows.

The area has a good reputation for foods available with many generous helpings of home-cooked local foods prepared to traditional recipes being served and the Culture section briefly looks at the public houses and restaurants of the area. Details on sporting activities and shopping opportunities, including the weekly markets, are also outlined.

The Wear Valley, in all its natural beauty and historic glory is waiting to be discovered and explored. One visit to the beautiful Wear Valley you are almost guaranteed to make a return journey. Population 62,000

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