Our surrounding landscape is rich in both history and natural beauty. Walk, cycle or even stop for a picnic alongside the Breamish River. At night be sure to look up as we are in a recognised Dark Sky Park – the only one in Europe!
How to see the area
There are many walks and trails in the area. For example visit our famous scheduled monument (the only monument of its kind in England) or Linhope Spout, a popular wild waterfall.
For avid cyclists The Penine Cycleway (NCN Route 68), Sandstone way and Penine Way are on our doorstep
And for those looking for a true adventure we even have paragliding over the hilltops!
Things to see
National Trust sites such as
Cragside – Perfect for ambling or true adventure it promises an “Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland – the wonder of its age”
Wallington – home to red squirrels describes itself “where historical house meets rolling hills, woodlands and walled gardens”
Local castles such as
Alnwick Castle and gardens – An iconic castle with 12 acres of “contemporary pleasure garden” created by the Duchess of Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle – Costal castle with an exhilarating history and views to match
Or beautiful coastal towns and walks
The valley is home to an abundance of wildlife. Carefully look for our summer resident Waders including curlews and lapwings; or all year round you’ll spot our Dippers.
In addition to the bustling skies, you can spot busy rivers with trout, salmon and more. The heather is home to bumblebees and the trees house the ever-rarer red squirrels.
And after a long day of exciting adventures stop at Ingram Café for some tea, cake and history
Offering home-made food and drinks, this family-run business in the centre of Ingram, is open 7 days a week and offers a fascinating archaeology exhibition to learn more about the rich history of the Breamish Valley