Heart of Hadrian's Wall

...a day is never long enough

Leisure Activities

There is a wealth of activities on offer in the area. Self-guided walks in and around the stunning Northumberland National Park or taking your bike along the Hadrian Cycleway.

If you have a head for heights why not 'Go Ape' at Matfen Hall?

Family fun can be had at Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham with its swimming pool and recently opened ten pin bowling alley.

We are at the heart of a hunting, shooting, fishing community and you try any or all three... even if you prefer shooting at clay pigeons rather than real ones!!

If you have a GPS with you then why not have a go at Geo-caching. There are some interesting treasure troves to be found in and around the local landscape.

And if you are visiting between April and September then take the opportunity for an alfresco bathing experience in Haltwhistle's heated open air swimming pool.

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Visit the Explore North Pennines portal to discover the amazing range of leisure activities available across the North Pennines AONB. At the heart of this site is an interactive map which will allow you to search by activity, interest and location.


Glendale Pool is a self contained, indoor, heated swimming pool, available for private hire. L10m x W5m x D1.9m Water temp 31oC floats and toys available Family friendly all weather activity
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Explore the hidden gems and iconic sites of beautiful Northumberland. Learn about the rise and fall of one of Rome’s most famous constructions at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Discover why Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. See romantic moorland, sweeping coastlines and...


Founded in 1876, the club have appeared in 37 Northumberland Senior Cup Finals, winning the cup on 23 occasions. The club have a number of teams and events for all ages, including Mums. For further information and fixtures visit the website.
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