Sport and the outdoors
Members of staff can benefit from discounted membership at The Graham Sports Centre (Durham) and Queen's Campus Sports Centre (Stockton), which offer high-quality facilities and a range of fitness classes.
There are also many opportunities in the region to take part in sporting activities.
The North East contains some of England’s most stunning countryside. There are many opportunities for a peaceful walk in a park (like Hardwick Park), through woodlands (try Hamsterley Forest), or alongside the River Wear. Further afield, there are miles of Heritage coastline to explore, as well as the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty and Northumberland National Park. In less than two hours drive you can get to the Lake District National Park, famous for its magnificent scenery.