St John's Chapel and Upper Weardale

Run by: Cameron & Anne Marie Gordon

Splendid addition to the Weardale stretch of the ride, offering emergency relay, spares and bike  hire. The owner, Cameron, is a keen cyclist and veteran of the C2C. Hot and cold food - anything from cheesy beans on toast to all-day-breakfasts to locally made soups. And there’s always homemade flapjack, chocolate bars and peanut butter and jam sandwiches for calorie cravers. 

Details:
Open Every Day from at least 9am-5pm.  Free coffee and tea refills. Dry Bike Storage. Bike hire. Emergency relay. Spares service. Cycle route maps and advice. Visitor Information.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 537536
Email: cafe@stjohnschapel.co.uk
Web: www.stjohnschapel.co.uk


Run by: Carol & John Graham

Renowned for its hospitality and fine, hearty fare, the Grahams run a top class B&B and are tailor-made for C2Cers. 'We don't do portion control,' says Carol. Country supper includes lamb broth, home baked bread and scones, and there are home-grown eggs for breakfast. Expect to revisit as many of their bookings are from repeat visitors. Afternoon tea is included on arrival.

Details:
Rooms: 1D, 1T. B&B (plus afternoon tea): from £35. Eve meal: £15. Pk lunch: £5. Secure lock-up and drying facilities.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 517145
Email: enquiries@hillhouseeast.co.uk
Web: www.hillhouseeast.co.uk


Run by: Bryan & Kath Jones

Once a pair of terraced stone cottages, the Blue Bell has undergone a transformation into something of a chapel of worship for beer drinkers. One of only two Cask Marque outlets in the area, Bryan and Kath go to great pains to ensure their regularly changing ales are in tip top condition. Most are from mocrobreweries nearby. This is a pubman's pub, so not much in the way of lumpy stuff: Kath pickles the eggs and you might get crisps and scratchings. Pool room and beer garden. A veritable haven. Will open up if you're thirsty.

Details:
Weekdays: 5-12. Weekend 12-12.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 537256
Email: bluebellin@outlook.com


Run by: Anita & Terry Holmes

Old farmhouse originally dating from the 16th century, with all the modern comforts and in 10 acres of farmland. Anita provides evening meals often including home-reared Black Wensleydale lamb. Hearty portions and there's an off-licence and pub just down the road.

Details:
Rooms: 2D. B&B: £65-£75 per room. Single occ: £55-£65. Eve meal: £15 for 2-courses, £18 for 3. Pk lunch: yes. Secure cycle storage (lockable shed inside a lockable barn!) Drying facilities.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 537987
Mob: 07785 282293
Email: info@dalesfarm.net
Web: www.dalesfarm.net


Run by: Joyce Walton

Luxury 1-room B&B plus campsite on the banks of the Wear in 16 acres of private land, this is a relaxing, tranquil environment in the heart of Weardale AONB, where, if you have the energy you can walk, fish on their stretch of the river and visit the alpaca herd. The B&B is newly renovated to a luxury standard, complete with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, en-suite, private entrance, patio and seating area. Part of Camping and Caravanning Club, 10 pitches and 5 caravans.

Details:
B&B: £75 (£55 single occ). £65 room only. Room: 1 D. Tents: £6.  Caravans: £8. Eve meal: Golden Lion or Blue Bell. Pk lunch: pse pre-order. Secure cycle storage.


Run by: Kathryn & Stuart Dobson

Beautifully and sympathetically restored Victorian manor house set in the middle of the AONB. It's a five minute stroll to the pub if you can wrench yourself away from the lovely grounds and comfort of the house. Afternoon teas, lunches and dinners served. Log burners and antiques, hot baths and great service.

Details:
Rooms: 4/5. 4D, 1T. There is a family suite comprising 1D and 1T with a shared bathroom. 4D, including a 4-poster! B&B: from £44.50pppn. Family suite: £179. 4-poster: £104 and £119. Eve meal: yes - pse pre-book or use nearby pub. Pk lunch: pse pre-order. Secure cycle storage. Drying facilities.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 517371
Mob: 07719 551436
Email: info@westgatemanor.co.uk
Web: http://www.westgatemanor.co.uk


Run by: Pip Gill

Great pit-stop on the new Weardale Alternative, Pip and her team welcome you to the newly refurbished Killhope Café. Offering a wonderful menu from 10.30 (last orders: 4pm) with a choice of home-made soups, sandwiches, scones, cakes and lots more. Come in for lunch or just a relaxing cuppa. Ingredients are organic and/or locally sourced where possible. Caters for groups. Ask Pip about her special group deals. Al fresco dining! With funding from Leader, the cafe now has an awning over its picnic area. Date slices proving a real hit. Killhope Museum is open daily 11-5 until Nov. Admission tickets valid for a year. Underground tours and a wealth of wildlife including red squirrels can be observed on the woodland trails. Award winning staff will answer all your questions about life at the top of the dale in the 19th C and ensure a memorable visit.

Details:
Serving from 10.30am until 5.00pm daily (until Nov). Last order for meals: 4pm. Visitor information. Bike storage. Ideal for groups and a good place for back-up teams to hang out.

Contact:
Tel: 01388 537505
Email: info@killhope.org.uk
Web: www.killhope.org.uk