Activities in the area


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. You can 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.

Here are several Guides for local walks. Read about Isaac’s Tea Trail that is part of the river walk just beside the cottage.. 


Home of “Golf in the Wild” and 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.


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

Here are Guides about four circular loops from from Allendale Town.  More information from Cycle Northumberland


Fifty metres away from the door is the East Allen river which has been an 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.


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.


There are sports centres at Hexham and Haltwhistle. Haltwhistle has three outdoor pools which 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.