Run by: Terry & Lorraine Turnbull
On the moor 3 miles out of Stanhope, at the top of Crawleyside and 10 miles before Consett, Parkhead is a haven built for cyclists. Bang on the 100-mile marker (it's all downhill from here!) Parkhead is well known within the cycling fraternity for its good home-cooked food, licensed bar, tranquil location and service tailor-made for the cyclist's needs. The Tea Rooms are often bustling with folk taking a well earned break in our Tea Rooms. The B&B rooms are comfortable and all command great views over the North Pennines. Evening meal available for non-residents. Lorraine, who runs it with husband Terry, used to work for Sustrans and was involved with the C2C since the start.
Rooms: 2D, 3F. Tea & coffee facilities, flat screeen TV/DVD. B&B: from £30. Eve meal: pre-ordering essential. Locally sourced produce. Contact us for menu choices and dietary requirements. Pk lunch: £3.50. Licensed: on route. VisitBritain: 3 stars.
Run by: Diane Garbutt & Stuart Brown
Diane and Stuart who used to be at the Bonny Moorhen have now bought this lovely old pub with open fires and real ales. It's been refurbished with a 10-bed bunkhouse and is ideally placed at the foot of Crawleyside. Continental breakfast and free takeaway delivery service for pizzas, Indian and Chinese meals. Ideally located at the foot of Crawleyside Bank for the last big haul of the ride. It's a cracking pint and once you've conquered Crawleyside Bank the following morning, it's all downhill.
Rooms: 1 X 10-bed bunkhouse. B&B: £25. Secure cycle storage.
Tel: 01388 526337
Mob: 07885 676575
Run by: Sarah Roper & Colin Emerson
Rapidly gaining popularity amongst the cycling fraternity, making it an ideal C2C stopover. Sarah and Colin are keen to keep it cycle-friendly, offering traditional bar meals, with real ales. Comfortable and competitively priced rooms with secure storage for your cycles overnight. Large group room & twin rooms for cycle parties of up to 14 people with Friday and Saturday night entertainment. Give yourself a real head-start with a hearty full English breakfast. A Warm and Friendly welcome awaits you.
Run by: Dawn & Andy Clarke
Under new ownership from 2014, this is a warm and welcoming B&B, an ideal place to relax in before
Run by: Mrs Liz Curry
Good for groups up to 16, and built originally in the 14th century as the Prince Bishop of Durham's hunting lodge, a warm welcome awaits you at Horsley Hall Country House. Now a family run hotel and set in picturesque Weardale only a mile or so from the route, it is on a back road loop from Rookhope to Stanhope and is a great place to celebrate your last night in style. Relax by the log fires in the lounge and dine in splendour in the Baronial Hall, which can seat up to 50. All food is home cooked and locally sourced, professionally produced by Liz who is a trained master chef. Luxury accommodation caters for 12 guests. All bedrooms are en-suite with both showers & baths. Licensed bar.
Rooms: 4T, 1S, 2D. B&B: from £57.50 if sharing. Eve meal: from £14. 3-courses for £20. Pre-booking recommended. Lunch: from £10.50. Pk lunch: from £4.50. Secure lock up. Wash down facilities. VisitBritain 5-stars Silver Award. Taste of Durham. Licensed bar and wine cellar.
Run by: Deb & Stuart Clark
UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. Different vibe - cycle friendly rather than late night heavy metal. Deb comes from a catering background and guarantees that cyclists will get fed and eardrums will stay in tact as the music will be quieter and will end by 11pm. The place is getting a full on revamp in May and will be comfortable and an ideal last night stop-off before tackling Crawleyside Bank. Food is traditional pub fare from £6.95. There will be a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more.
Rooms: 1 (1D+3S), 2F (1D+1S), 2T. Most en-suite. B&B: £35. Eve meal: Yes. Food served all day. Pse give notice if you are going to be arriving late. Pk lunch: yes. On route. Secure storage. Washing & drying facilities.