After a short Newcastle panorama, follow the river Tyne past beautiful villages such as Wylam or Ovingham to Corbridge for a visit to the Crème de la crème of the Tyne Valley.

Here you can enjoy a stroll through history and why not treat yourself to a visit in one of the famous tearooms or delicatessen shops.

Continue your journey to the North Pennines and the enchanting village of Blanchland for an opportunity to explore lead mining legacies and the old monastery or perhaps enjoy tea in the former village school.

Your tour takes you deeper into the Durham Dales through Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the magnificent rugged moors and gentle dales that make up this truly breathtaking part of our region. Although seemingly lifeless and natural, you will experience what makes this area so peaceful and delightful today is not so untouched by humans after all. There is also a great industrial legacy to be discovered in these parts…

An optional visit to the historic (and fantastic) Bowes Museum in Teesdale is the perfect conclusion to this breathtaking drive through heather moorlands and lush dales – afternoon tea tops things off just nicely…