Stanhope is the name of a market town in the northern English county of Durham. It is located on the Wear River in Weardale. The A689 meets the B6278 from Barnard Castle to Shotley Bridge. The community of Stanhope itself covers a large area and includes both the Rookhope, Westgate, St John's Chapel, Ireshopeburn, Wearhead, Cowshill, Cornriggs, Eastgate, Frosterley, all located on the A689, as well as Crawleyside, Hill End and White Kirkley , The area is very interesting for hikers, because the pastures for sheep have formed a heathland, which, crossed by streams, is very attractive. The Pennines, where Stanhope is located, are considered one of the most charming landscapes in England.