activities in the area



Quiet country lanes and excellent off road cycling make this heaven for pedallers of all ages. Guides about four circular loops from from Allendale Town, one of which links to the Sustrans Sea to Sea C2C cycle Route. The route runs close by from Whitehaven to Sunderland


Fifty metres away from the door is the East Allen river whic has been a considerable undeveloped fishing resource. Now, Allen Valley Angling & Conservation has been set up for conserving and improving the river habitat - as well as for fly fishing! Day and Week permits are available. Game fishing can be enjoyed at Langley Pond, 4 miles away. Fourteen acre lake stocked weekly with brown trout. Permits: available on-site. Contact: 01434 688846 

station  garden


Four miles away is The Station Garden - a restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden in Langley. Dilston Physic Garden near Hexham specialises in reseacrh into plant medicines. Specialist nurseries closeby include Hartside Nursery which is well known for its alpine ferns and rock gardens. Further afield are National Trust sites of Cragside, Wallington Hall and Holy Island.



Just three miles away is the local 9-hole course. The International course at Slaley is 30 minutes away by car. Stunning views of surronding countryside at Hexham Golf Club 20 minutes away by car.



There are many bridleways country lanes and quiet lanes for you to explore. The Sinderhope Trekking Centre is situated three miles south of Allendale towards Allenheads and signposted from Sinderhope.




For those winter snowy days, there are two ski tows at Allendale for you to try. Details of piste conditions are at Ski Allenheads



There is a sports centre at Hexham and Haltwhistle. The three outdoor pools are heated to a warm 28*C/82*F and open for the summer. A fun day out for all the family, Your entry fee allows you unlimited all day use of the pools, adventure play area and picnic area. There is also free parking available for cars and coaches.

River Swimming



From the front door you can enjoy a delightful walk along the banks of the river Allen - 200 acres of hill and river wooded scenery. Guides for local walks. Follow well marked paths to the top of the Pennines and delight in the wild flowers and wildlife including red squirrels, deer, peregrine falcons, saxifrage and orchids