Pedestrian Access to The Plains for Staindrop Residents

January 2021

The area of Raby owned land known as the Plains to the east of Staindrop has for some years been made available as a pedestrian access area for the benefit of Staindrop residents.

In recent weeks we have received a number of complaints regarding the use of this area. We are therefore intending to erect signage at the entrance to the Plains to ensure those visiting the area are aware of the terms upon which the access area may be used.

Please note that the access area is also to be extended further east to the West Side Farm cattle grid. We hope this will enhance the enjoyment of this area by local residents.

Updated coronavirus information for Raby Castle and High Force Hotel & Waterfall

Updated 12th January 2021

Our outdoor spaces at Raby Castle are open for local visitors and annual pass holders to exercise safely.

High Force Waterfall, and High Force Hotel and refreshment kiosk are closed at this time.

Tenants who need to contact the Estate Offices for whatever reason should do so in the normal way.

Raby Estate Office, Co Durham – 01833 660888

For further information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Coronavirus page.

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