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Wonderful peaceful place

We had a splendid time at Allen Banks. There is a fabulous walk along the gorge and down to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jack R
Exeter, United Kingdom

I wonderful place for a walk, really stunning and comfortable walking. One of my companions was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy W
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Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland Take a walk on the wild side at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in Northumberland. This extensive area of gorge and river scenery, including...more
off A69 east of Bardon Mill, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7BP, England
+44 1434 321888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a splendid time at Allen Banks. There is a fabulous walk along the gorge and down to the river, where the dog played for ages swimming in the water and chasing sticks. It rained fairly frequently, but we always found shelter under trees...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allen banks and steward gorge is a great place to go if you use the map.when I went I got lost but enjoyed it not for young children or the elderly. Very steep hills beautiful place .

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wonderful place for a walk, really stunning and comfortable walking. One of my companions was able to walk the paths comfortably despite being in their 80’s. It will be even better if the bridge is replaced after being washed away in 20-6.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nancy W
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here, car park is managed by National Trust and is £4 for the day or free if you are a member, there is a small toilet block towards the bottom corner of the car park. There was an information panel...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

The land is owned by the National Trust but entry is free of charge. There is a large car park with toilets. There were no trail maps except for a large one at the start. We took a photo so we knew where we were....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019

We parked in the National Trust car park and chose the ‘brown walk’ which was a round trip of 3 miles. It was a lovely sunny day with a slight breeze which made the stroll very pleasant. The scenery is quite stunning, part of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

We left the car (free parking for National Trust members) and started to follow brown route - until we reached the farm and then took green route - back to the farm and brown route again to go back to parking (the other site of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gosia_Nap
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Despite the rain it was a very enjoyable walk, with some stunning views. Some of the signage for the different walks are missing however that does not detract from how easy it complete a circular walk. As National Trust members the car park is free...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here, although my wife had been when she was a child. A family of 4 with 2 young boys and they loved it. We walked a good few miles along the river paths and then down to the water. A lovely place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Lovely walk with the family. 5 Kids and 2 Adults, we loved it. The kids played in the water and we had a long walk and picnic. Defo will return.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mani T
April 25, 2018|
Response from AllenBanks | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for getting in touch - the bluebells are just starting to flower now, there's some pictures of the spring flowers taken last week on our facebook page - AllenBanksNT
Joe c
August 30, 2016|
Response from Mark4Sharon |
It is partially open according to the National Trust website. Three of the paths are still closed due to land movements. I checked it out earlier as I am planning to visit in the near future.