(17 miles by car) is an historic market town in the heart of the Tyne Valley.
The town has many shops restaurants and cafes, a leisure and arts centre and the racecourse is close by.
Attractions include the magnificent Abbey built around AD 675 and the 'Old Gaol', the oldest purpose built gaol in England.


(10 miles by car but closer on foot) is on the banks of the North Tyne. There are shops,a cafe, three pubs and the Bellingham Heritage centre.

Kielder Water
Kielder Water & Forest Park includes the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe and the forest is the most extensive working woodland in England.
There are three visitor centres around the resevoir and the opportunity to take part in many activities including:

Kielder Water
hadrian text Hadrian's Wall is a World Heritage site. Constucted in AD 122 on the order of Emperor Hadrian, it is 73 miles long and represents the northernmost extent of the Roman Empire.
walk text There are several footpaths, some of which can be accessed directly from the campsite.
Popular routes include the Rose Bower and Long Drop and the walk to Middleburn waterfall.
There are numerous trails in the forest around the site.
For the more serious cyclist, the North Pennine Cycleway (Route 68) runs close by.
Hadrian's Cycleway (Route 72) and Border Reivers (Route 10) are within a few miles.