Things to Do

Things to do

Local Attractions

The Elks Head is located in the middle of some of the best walking country in England. The Allen Gorge (National Trust) is approximately 1 mile away, Hadrian’s Wall 20 mins and Isaac’s Tea Trail on the doorstep.

Allendale is only 4 miles away. The winner of the Village of the Year Competition 2007 and recently voted one of the best places to live in Britain. It is a well known centre for walking and cycling and The Forge Studio and Gallery is an excellent CIC arts centre and gallery. In the hamlet of Sinderhope a short drive beyond Allendale there is an excellent and popular riding stables. The Sinderhope Riding Centre offers riding for every ability. Booking essential.

Hexham is a 20 minute drive away. A charming market town with and Ancient Abbey (founded in 674AD). Beyond Hexham the pretty village of Corbridge has excellent shopping and a Roman site - Corstopitum just outside the centre.


Shepherds walks

Isaac’s Tea trail

Allen Banks


Dennis Kilgallon Gallery - 10 mins

Allendale Forge Studios - 10 mins

The Baltic in Newcastle - 45 mins

The Bowes Museum - 1 hr

Aukland Castle - 1 hr

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site

The Sill - 20 mins

Housesteads - 20 mins

Vindolanda - 20 mins

Other venues

The Garden station - 10 mins

Allendale Brewery - 10 mins

Nenthead Mining Museum - 30 mins

Farther Afield

Whilst we enjoy a tranquil rural setting, our location at the centre of England makes us an ideal base for heading off in any direction to explore all the region has to offer. Some suggestions with approximate travel times are listed below:

Kielder Observatory - 1 hr

High Force & Bowlees Centre - 1 hr

Rheged - 1 hr

Beamish - 1 . 30 hr

Kinren - 1.10 hr

Ulswater - gateway to the Lake District World Heritage Site 1 hr

The Scottish Borders 1 hr

Durham Cathedral World Heritage Site 1 hr

Alnwick Castle and Gardens "Harry Potter's Hogwarts" 1.15 hr

Seahouses and The Farne Islands 1.40 hr

Newcastle Quayside 1 hr

Gateshead Metro Centre 1 hr

The Baltic Museum and Sage Centre 1 hr

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