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The Allen Valleys

Guide to the local towns and villages

Throughout the East and West Allen valleys part of the North Pennines area of Outstanding Natural Beauty our scenery is stunning. The light pollution is the lowest in the UK. Our rivers are filled with clear, bright water, home to fresh trout, and salmon and well used as watering holes to the wild life and rare birds.

Allen Banks – situated between the villages of Haydon Bridge and Bardon Mill home to the River Allen just South of the A69, just a little off (south of) Hadrian’s Wall, and Vindolanda

Langley – a sprawling hamlet near to the A686 one of Europe’s ten most scenic routes, with its own castle, fishing lake, station cafe, pub and accommodation

Catton – quintessentially English with a village green, WI hut, church and pub

Whitfield – home to one of the most prestigious shooting estates in the UK, the village pantry, church and pub

Ninebanks – a hamlet in open countryside with a delightful church and self catering accommodation

Allendale – a town which could be described as the centre of the Allen Valleys: Local shops, pubs, places to stay, galleries, arts & crafts

Sinderhope – between Allendale and Allenheads home to Pony Trekking and riding centre with indoor arena.

Allenheads – at the southern tip of the valley close Weardale and the Durham with its own pub, shop, cafe, heritage centre. The Coast to Coast cycle route passes through the village.

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