Lots to do.

There is so much to choose from in Northumberland and the Allen Valleys. We have something for everyone whether you are adventurous, curious, a cyclist, walker, a family, archaeologist, historian, garden lover. Here is a taster. Follow the links for more information.

Email us with your requirements and we will be happy to make suggestions.

Houses and Gardens

National Trust sites include Wallington and Cragside. Harry Potter fans can visit Alnwick Castle. You will find castles at English Heritage. Howick Hall and Gardens. Check out the National Gardens and Red Cross Open Gardens schemes.


From the door, take Oakpool or one from to Allendale, or begin Isaac's Tea Trail or take the path to the Chimneys that were used in Lead Mining days.


Step back in time...and walk along the Roman Wall, visit Vindolanda. See the most complete Fort at Chesters. Visit England's oldest Gaol at Hexham .


Quiet country lanes and excellent off road cycling make this heaven for pedallers of all ages.

Routes for all fitness and ages

Check out the Routes

Routes of Walks in the area can be downloaded here

Issac's Tea Trail and Ordnance Survey Maps.

Days Out in Northumberland


Experience life as a miner at Killhope, or living in the the North east at Beamish.

Ride a Steam train at Alston.


We have membership for you to use the tennis courts just by the cottage. Fishing permits are available for the river. Explore the valleys by Pony trekking at Sinderhope. Golf in the Wild.

Young at Heart

Try Archery, Segway and Quad Biking at All Out Adventures. Visit the Sci-Fi Museum in Allendale. Swim outside at Haltwhistle Swimming Pool. Inside at Hexham Leisure Centre

Nature and Wildlife

Check out Hexham Falconry Days, visit Kielder's Birds of Prey. Visit an Alpaca.

Go Stargazing at Allenheads