With 1000 acres to explore where do you want to go? We have created farm and local walks or you can walk some of the Pennine Way starting 150m from the Barns.
National Cycle Route 68 runs though the farm. There are several lovely routes you can take allowing you to explore the valley. Electric bicycles can also be hire locally.
Enjoy canoeing down the South Tyne River. We can arrange for you to be dropped off upstream and then you can wind your back under paddle power. Canoeing is best when flood waters falling.
We have 1 mile of single bank fishing. As a true spate river the South Tyne generally needs rains to encourage fish to enter the river, best for Salmon and Sea Trout from mid August until the end of October
We can arrange for walked up grouse and mixed bag days for 4 to 6 guns. If you would be interested in combining your stay with shooting and fishing please get in touch.
Bird Watching and Wildlife
We have a very diverse range of birds on the farm from Black Grouse, Oyster Catchers, Buzzards and Sparrowhawks but we also have a resident population of Red Squirrels.
4x4 Driving Experience
Try out 4 x 4 driving with our qualified instructor who will come to the Barns and provide you with expert tuition and advice in off road driving.
Explore Alston’s cobbled streets, travel on the South Tyne Railway or go down an old Lead Mine to see what life was like 150 years ago at Nenthead
Day & Half Day Trip Itineraries
We have put together a number half and full day itineraries for you to explore the North Pennines AONB and further afield.
Only 20 minutes by car you have a wide choice of this stunning World Heritage Site – walk the wall, visit Vindolanda, Housesteads or Stone Gap.
Explore Further Afield
Newcastle, Durham & The Lake District are only 1 hour away or travel a little longer to go to Alnwick Castle or Kielder Forest and its Dark Skies Observatory.