Just 3 miles away is Hamsterley Forest; a delightful 2000-hectare site of several popular walking trails including the Gruffalo Trail, cycle paths and orienteering, with plenty of picnic spots along the way. Walkers and hikers will be spoilt for choice as County Durham, with the Weardale and Teesdale moors and valleys, is criss-crossed with designated walking paths and tracks. Witton-le-Wear, 2 miles away, has a fine castle with fly fishing in the beautiful grounds. Just 3 miles away is Locomotion; the National Railway Museum in Shildon, which makes up a large proportion of the biggest railway museum in the world. Barnard Castle, a thriving market town which holds a weekly farmers' market and has super pubs, restaurants and shops. Pay a visit to Durham city, an ancient cathedral city with a castle, a world-renowned university and a buzzing atmosphere. Lay-Z-Spa hot tub available on request. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.