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Cyclist friendly coffee stops!

 Dales Centre Stanhope
 Dales Centre @ Stanhope
The Dales Centre in Stanhope is the starting point for all our cycle rides. Ample parking and toilet facilities are available. Visitors centre and gift shop. The cafe is open daily serving meals and drinks

Chatterbox Cafe
Chatterbox Cafe @ St Johns Chapel
Cyclist friendly cafe owned and run by a cyclist.
Situated in the market place in St Johns Chapel an excellent stop off before tackling the Weardale climbs. First class service, good food and cycling spares (Inner tubes etc)


 Allendale Bakery
 Allendale Bakery Cafe @ Allendale
 The Allendale Bakery is off the main dale road between Catton and Allendale. One of the few cafes with a specific menu for cyclists. Serving excellent bread made on the premises.
 Meals and drinks available. Open daily 10am till 4-30pm except Tuesdays

 Weardale Railway Cafe
 Station Buffet
 The Weardale Railway Cafe is on the platform of the newly restored Stanhope Station. Serving drinks and light snacks
 Open daily when the railway is running

 Allendale Tea Rooms & Cafe
 Allendale Tea Rooms
The Allendale Tea Room is a popular venue for cyclists in the Allendale valley offering light meals and refreshments.
 Open all year

 Garden Station Cafe
 The Garden Station Cafe @ Langley
This Victorian Railway station - built in the 1860s on the Hexham/Allendale Line which closed down in 1950 - has retained its atmosphere and echoes of its past as Langley Station and flourishes in its new found life as The Garden Station Cafe.
 Open Spring until Autumn

 Whitfiel Village Pantry
 Whitfield Village Pantry
 This recently opened cafe recently refurbished is cyclist friendly and well worth a visit. Serving excellent light meals and coffee, a friendly atmosphere and good decor. Secure bike storage in the rear garden with picnic benches to enjoy the English summer!!!!
 Open daily all year

 The Hemmel Cafe
 The Hemmel @ Allenheads
 The Hemmel in the village of Allendale is on the C2C route. Serving meals and drinks.
 Open daily all year

 Killhope Cafe
 Killhope Visitors Centre Weardale
 The visitors centre at Killhope has a cafe open during the summer months 7 days a week serving light refreshments. Open daily from 10am till 5pm.
 1st April - 1st November

 Eggelston Hall Cafe
 Eggleston Hall Cafe
 Situated in the grounds of Eggleston Hall the garden centre and cafe attract visitors throughout the summer. Cafe serves light meals and refreshments 7 days a week
 Open daily 10am till 5pm except Mondays. Closed 1st November till 1st March

 Middleton in Teesdale Cafes
 Middleton in Teesdale Cafes
 Middleton in Teesdale has a choice of cycling friendly cafes around the main centre. Open all year


 Bowlees Visitors Centre
 Bowlees Visitors Centre
The visitors centre at Bowlees 2 miles from Middleton in Teesdale is run by the Wildlife Trust and has a has a small cafe facility
 Open: Daily 10-30am till 5pm including Bank Holidays. Closes end of September

 Nenthead Mines Cafe
 Nenthead Mines Cafe
 The Cafe at the Nenthead Mines Centre is a stop off point for cyclist tackling the C2C route. The Cafe is in Nenthead at the bottom of Slate Hill leading onto Killhope Moor.
 The Cafe is open during the Summer months closing on the 1st November

 Parkhead Station
 Parkhead Station near Stanhope
Parkhead Station is the former station masters house lovingly restored to provide tea rooms and B&B for cyclist undertaking the C2C route. Located on the Waskerley Way at Crawleyside above Stanhope

 No 10 Cafe @ Wolsingham
 No 10 Cafe @ Wolsingham
 This attractive cafe/bistro situated in the centre of Wolsingham offers a high standard of food and refreshments.
 Open daily


 White Monk Tearoom 200
 Blanchland White Monk Tearoom
 Once the Old School this is now a tearoom popular with cyclist passing through Blanchland
 Open daily


 Penny's Cafe 
 Penny's Cafe @ Barnard Castle
Penny's is a favorite cafe stop for the local cyclists especially on Saturday mornings when the cafe is invaded by the local racing men stopping for a social coffee before their 25mph potter back to Darlington!
 First class service, food and welcome.
 Open daily all year

 Rookhope Inn
 Rookhope Inn
 A favorite stopping point on the C2C route, the Rookhope Inn is cyclist friendly, offering overnight accommodation and meals during the day. Open daily all year.


The ultimate cyclist guide to essential refreshment stops in the North East.

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