Located in the district of County Durham, in the northern part of the country of England, is the spectacular Wear Valley. Encompassing a vast amount of green countryside, hills and valleys, a Wear Valley holiday is a popular option for those travellers looking to have an active holiday whilst being away from the crowds of a city. As well as providing some breath-taking scenic views from the windows, a Wear Valley holiday rental cottage will come with all the mod-cons you need to ensure that your stay is as hassle-free and comfortable as possible.
For those who love adrenalin-pumping activities and the Great Outdoors, a Wear Valley holiday will not be a disappointment. The area has a multitude of exciting activities to undertake during your visit including the likes of hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, white-water rafting, paragliding, skiing, sledding, ice skating, horse riding, golf, swimming, caving and fly fishing.
It is likely that you will want to get out and explore the surrounding area whilst on your Wear Valley holiday and there are many great places to visit. One town that is worth spending the day in is Hexham. Hexham is close to the remains of Hadrian's Wall which is a popular tourist attraction in the area but it also has some attractions of its own including Hexham Abbey, a 12th century church made partly from remains of Roman stone. The abbey's architecture is a beautiful early English Gothic style and the building was erected over an earlier Anglo-Saxon crypt. Hexham also has the Old Gaol, a 14th century structure that is reported to be one of the earliest jails in England. There is now a museum within the Old Gaol detailing how prisoners were kept and ultimately punished for their crimes.
If a Wear Valley holiday is looking to be a very exciting option for you and your travelling group, then you will be eager to know what you can expect from the weather. Wear Valley visitors can expect warm summers and fairly cold winters. The area experiences temperatures of as much as 20 degrees Celsius during the summer and as low as 4 degrees Celsius during the winter months. The rainfall amount for the area annually is approximately 25 inches.
Travellers can begin a fantastic Wear Valley holiday by arriving at NewcastleAirport (NCL) which is approximately 30 miles away from the heart of the area. Special deals on flights to Newcastle can be found with a range of air operators such as Flybe, British Airways, Eastern Airways and Air Southwest. Passengers can depart from other areas of the UK from airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), Southampton (SOU), Heathrow (LHR), Exeter (EXT) and Liverpool (LPL).