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Heart of Hadrian's Wall

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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
Walking

Location

This extensive area of gorge and river scenery, signposted off the A69 east of Bardon Mill. and managed by The National Trust, includes the 41-hectare (101-acre) Staward Peel Site of Special Scientific Interest. Allen Banks has miles of waymarked walks through ornamental and ancient woods where you may even...
Aydon Castle
Forts and Castles

Location

Aydon Castle Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful...
Museums

Location

Our permanent displays are based on our five main collections: The Border Counties Railway 1862-1958 comprised 42 miles of track from Hexham on the River Tyne to Riccarton, across the Scottish border, and had a marked impact on life in a previously remote area. A...
Forts and Castles

Location

Bellister Castle close to the South Tyne stands on a partly man-made mount and was owned by Robert de Ros and his descendants from 1191 to 1295. There is a very old Sycamore tree in front of the west side of the castle which is known as the ‘Hanging...
Bird Watching
Natural History
The National Nature Reserve at Greenlee Lough A birdhide and boardwalk through the reed beds. A National Park guide to the reserve is available from Once Brewed Visitor Centre. Greenlee Lough is used as winter feeding site for several species of wildfowl including the ducks, teal, wigeon...
Forts and Castles

Location

At Blenkinsopp Castle (probably originally called Blencan's Hope, i.e. valley) near Greenhead, the resident ghost is a White Lady who is reputed to be trapped as a spirit which cannot be released until the treasure which she hid from her husband, (thought to have been booty from the Crusades)...
Forts and Castles

Location

Chipchase Castle is a 17th-century Jacobean mansion incorporating a substantial 14th-century Pele Tower which stands north of Hadrian’s Wall, near Bellingham. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. Chipchase Castle, with its spectacular views, is a privately owned family home. The house is open...
Forts and Castles

Location

Featherstone Castle, now a private residence, stands just over two miles to the south of Haltwhistle. The oldest part of the castle still standing dates back to the 14th century is a tower built by Thomas de Featherstonehaugh in the 1320’s. The most recent additions date from the 19th...
Fishing Hot
Natural History
The Tyne is rightly regarded as the best Salmon River in England and Wales. The North Tyne and the South Tyne meet to form the River Tyne. All three strands of the Tyne River are splendid for game fishing and the North Tyne and River Tyne provide good coarse...
George Stephenson’s Cottage
Heritage

Location

This quaint small stone cottage was built circa 1760 to accommodate mining families. The furnishings reflect the year the great rail pioneer, George Stephenson, was born here (1781), when his whole family lived in the one room. The property is managed by the National Trust. Don't miss...
Walking

Location

Haltwhistle Burn, winding its way down from the Roman Wall to the old stone houses of Town Foot, the wooded burn valley has a secret to unfold. Starting from the peaty soil of the wild moor land high above the town, the water of the burn runs...
Hexham
Hexham Hot
Places

Location

A traditional market town and administrative centre for the Tynedale District until 2009, located on the banks of the River Tyne, lying just off the A69, about 25 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Hexham is one of the “gateways” to the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall, served by a railway station...
Isaac's Tea Trail
Walking

Location

Isaac's Tea Trail has been described as England's last great undiscovered wilderness trek. The trail runs over 36 miles and is mainly in Northumberland and entirely within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Following in Isaac's footsteps is a great way to discover the comparatively...
Forts and Castles

Location

Langley Castle stands about two miles south of Haydon Bridge on the A686 road to Alston. It is at least 600 years old and is now run as a hotel. Langley’s history pre-dates the tower by some 200 years. It is known to have been the centre of a...
North East Guides
Adventure Activities

Location

North East Guides are based in the NE of England, and operate mainly in Northumberland National Park and the Hadrian's Wall area. However we will work almost anywhere in the North, from the Lakes and North Pennines, to the Cheviots and Borders. We are happy to travel and will provide...
Cycling
Route 68 is known as the Pennine Cycleway, and runs up the spine of England and through three National Parks between Derby and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The route takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes and unspoilt countryside that England has to offer, including the Eden valley, the North Pennines...
Cycling
Route 72 starts in Kendal and makes its way around the Cumbrian coast via Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven to Silloth. From Silloth the route heads along the Solway Firth to Carlisle and across Northumberland to South Shields via Haltwhistle, roughly following Hadrian's Wall.
South Tyne Trail to Lambley Viaduct
Walking
South Tyne Trail to Lambley Viaduct follows the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway line. This easy going route is suitable for all the family with much of it accessable to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
South Tynedale Railway
Railways

Location

The South Tynedale Railway is a new narrow gauge railway, built to British two feet gauge or 610 mm metric equivalent, which runs from Alston in Cumbria, into Northumberland, in Northern England. It has been constructed by volunteers on part of the formation of a former standard gauge branch...
St Aiden’s Church, Throckrington
Heritage
St Aiden’s Church in Throckrington. The building dates back from the 11th century. It is situated on an outcrop of the whinsill and silhouetted against the skyline. Pevsner describes the church as “high up and solitary except for one farm. The church has “lost” its village possibly through a...
St Giles Church, Birtley
Heritage

Location

There was probably a wooden Saxon Church dating from the 7th century. The original stone one was erected on the present site by the Umfravilles, Lords of Prudhoe and “keepers of Redesdale”; It was consecrated in 1900. The north chancel wall and the chancel arch date from the medieval...
Walking

Location

The Cramel Linn Waterfall, near Gilsland, is situated about a mile and a half up the River Irthing from the Popping Stone. You can enjoy a pleasant walk along the river or it would be a splendid place for a summer picnic or wild winter trek.
Cycling
The Hadrian’s Cycleway runs the length of the Wall between Maryport on the West coast and Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the East coast. This exciting cycleway passes through picturesque market towns and villages as well as passing historic Roman forts.
Cycling
The South Tyne Cycle Trail runs between Haltwhistle and the source of the river South Tyne above Alston and Garrigill. It runs past the magnificent Lambley Viaduct, through riverside meadows and the wild moorland of the North Pennine AONB.
Natural History
The South Tyne Wildlife Group meets every second Tuesday in the month in a room at The Manor House Hotel, Main Street, Haltwhistle when a guest speaker will give a talk on local wildlife. Everyone is welcome to come along at 7.30 p.m. Fee £1.50 for adults & 75p...
Thirlwall Castle
Forts and Castles

Location

Explore Thirlwall Castle (the name means the Break in the Wall), an odd one because the Roman stones with which it was built (they were very handy, after all, and probably came from a bridge) were really too small for such a tall structure. No wonder, really, that so...
Travel Hot
Information
Situated at the Centre of Britain, the Heart of Hadrian's Wall has good transport links with all areas of the country. Full details can be found on our Getting Here page. Once you've arrived, you can explore this beautiful region on foot or bicycle or use the special AD122...
Forts and Castles

Location

Triermain, now just a ruin, lies just a few miles west of Gilsland and was build in the 14th century to defend the Barony of Guilsland from attacks by the Liddesdale Armstrongs and Elliotts during the Border Reiving days. It is thought to be the inspiration for a ballad...
Weather Hot
Information
Whatever the weather, you can be sure of a warm welcome at The Heart of Hadrian's Wall. Check out the current weather on the BBC weather website or the Met Office.
Forts and Castles

Location

Williamoteswick (or Willmontswick) is a fortified manorhouse situated on the south side of the South Tyne near Bardon Mill and is clearly visible as you travel east. The Willmontswick family occupied the Manor in the 12th century until it passed to the Ridley family in 1279. It is generally...
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