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Local Area Attractions


View over Stanhope & Weardale


Since 1987 High Doctor Pasture Caravan Park has remained a rural ‘Hidden Gem’ in County Durham, where everyone can slow down and forget the fast pace of modern living.

Wildlife seen in the Park and on the adjoining stream include mallard ducks, deer, rabbits, wild birds such as pigeons, woodpeckers and pheasants and their chicks.

Woodland walk from the campsite to WolsinghamWoodland walk near the campsite




A gentle walk into  the scenic village of Wolsingham accesses local shops including a Spar for groceries, chemist, cashpoint, doctor’s surgery, bakery, plus cafes, pubs, an Italian restaurant and local Churches. The village also has a library, large recreation ground, sports hall and indoor heated swimming pool.


Tunstall Reservoir




There are many wonderful scenic country walks from the Caravan Park to explore Weardale and its villages, including around the local beautiful Tunstall Reservoir.

The market town of Stanhope is nearby with an assortment of shops and attractions including the Durham Dales Centre

Auckland Castle at Bishop Auckland, hosting KYNREN ( is a 15 minute drive.


For a day out:

‘Wolsingham itself is one of our favourite places, our grandchildren love the swimming pool and play park, they can’t wait for the season to open’.
B & JA
Bowes Museum SAGE Gateshead Durham Cathedral

From the caravan park, it is easy to drive from Weardale over beautiful heather clad moorland into Teesdale, to include a visit to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum or nearby Raby Castle  and the waterfall of High Force or visit Killhope Lead mining Museum and Alston, the highest market town in England

It is 45 minutes to the ‘bright lights’ of Newcastle and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music and only a half hour drive into the City of Durham where the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle dominate the skyline and the River Wear flows round the peninsula of this magnificent historic university city.

For the Family:

Beamish Museum Bamburgh Castle Hadrians Wall

Beamish Museum,, Seat Unique Riverside Durham County Cricket Clubb, Diggerland and cycling or pony trekking in Hamsterley Forest provide fun for all the family or, alternatively, spend a day visiting Alnwick Garden,  the stunning North East coast at Bamburgh, The Farne Islands and Lindisfarne.  When visiting Hadrian’s Wall, the sophisticated market town of Corbridge  provides a good stop for lunch and ‘retail therapy’.


Enjoy more photos of North East England by Graeme Peacock

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