UPDATE ON THE BARN JULY 2020 and COVID 19

UPDATE ON THE BARN JULY 2020After four months of almost complete inactivity at The Barn due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are pleased to announce that we are open for business from July 4th 2020.Whilst it has been very quiet in respect of visitors, the locals in...

Holiday Break 2020? Need some ideas?

CHRISTMAS IS OVER. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO HAVE A HOLIDAY BREAK TO LOOK FORWARD TO?Bookings for 2020 are beginning to fill up.What better place to start thinking about your next holiday break than in beautiful Upper Teesdale?  Cosy accommodation, beautiful scenery,...

A DURHAM CHRISTMAS 2019

A DURHAM CHRISTMAS We're just back from another lovely weekend at The Barn.  We were especially looking forward to our annual visit to Durham Christmas Festival. Though we missed the spectacular Durham Lumiere which took place in November, we enjoyed the festive...

NOVEMBER WALK TO LOW FORCE

 A Relaxing Weekend At The Barn On the last day of our lovely, cosy weekend at The Barn we took our usual `pilgrimage' to Low Force. It was one of those gorgeous crisp, sunny mornings.  The quiet stillness of the autumn meadow was soon punctuated by the...

Landscape art in Teesdale

Landscape art in Teesdale The Hush installation at Bowlees Visitor Centre by Steve Messam This impressive piece of landscape art consists of huge sails of saffron fabric suspended above and across a large gash in the fellside called Bales Hush. The Hush...

THE BARN HOLWICK JULY UPDATE 2019

JULY UPDATE AT THE BARN HOLWICKARCHAEOLOGYA team fom Altogether Archaeology returned in May for their third visit to the site located opposite the Barn At Holwick (indicated in the photograph).   They re-excavated and extended part of their earlier dig and...

Has Spring Come Early at The Barn?

Spring Snowdrops The arrival of Snowdrops typically mark the beginning of the end of winter and a promise of spring. The exceptionally mild weather of the last two weeks has encouraged the Snowdrops to wake up. The garden at The Barn is awash with a carpet...

Two Faces of Low Force

Low Force on the River Tees...just a twenty minute walk from The Barn. This is often combined with a visit to nearby Bowlees Visitor Center and a short walk to Summerhill Force and Gibson's cave. For those wanting a longer walk, the Pennine way follows the...

Fantastic Freeze Adventure to Cosy Wood Burner

There was lots of snow all over the UK last weekend, sometimes causing chaos. But it was particularly lovely in and around The Barn at Holwick.   The roads were accessible; local farmers usually keep them clear so there has rarely been a problem getting to The...

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