The small village of Nenthead in the north Pennines is England's highest village at 1582 feet.
Once a major centre for lead and silver mining, Nenthead in its time had the most productive mines in the country. The economy of the village is now based around tourism with the Heritage centre which occupies the former mine workshops well worth a visit.
Nenthead is proud of its tremendous community spirit and has proved this by reopening the shop, complete with a post office and free cash machine in what was once the reading room, reopening the toilets and helping to maintain the local park for locals and visitors alike. The village is a popular tourist location and favoured by walkers, hikers and of course thousands of C2C cyclists who each year pass through the heart of the village.
In the quieter times of the year when the pub and heritage centre may be closed the community shop is open for hot drinks, soup and food. Nenthead has a pub, a shop, a restaurant, B&Bs, guesthouses, bunkhouses and a camping site.
Please note that the routes both into and out of Nenthead are very steep and can be treacherous, so cyclists need to take care at all times.