Rookhope in County Durham is a charming village in the Weardale Valley with a population of around 250 people.
Once again like other villages en-route Rookhope was once a busy Industrial village due to the local Lead and Fluorspar mining. Local landmarks include the Rookhope Arch at Lintzgarth which is one of the remaining parts of a 3 km horizontal chimney which was used to carry flue gases from the mine.
Today Rookhope is a quiet, peaceful village but offering welcome respite for the thirsty and hungry traveller! Within the village there is a pub, village shop, post office and a working mens club.
Accommodation is available in the village in the form of Guest houses, B&Bs, bunk houses and camping sites.