Allen Valleys, in an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, The North Pennines, on the South West tip of Northumberland bordering the counties of Durham and Cumbria.


The Picturesque Allen Valleys

A special place...our visitors tell us they had no idea how, beautiful, peaceful and relaxing the Allen Valleys are. Throughout the year we have a great mix of things to do and see, welcoming places to stay, as well as a tradition of serving fresh local food. In and around the villages and hamlets, the valleys history of lead mining and agriculture can be explored and experienced. Artists and Craftsmen create bespoke pieces inspired by the valleys.

The River Allen runs from the South Tyne into the East and West Allen rivers...the path of the rivers form our valleys. Our river water is bright and clear with trout and salmon running up stream. Our fells and heather moors are home to rare birds, flowers and Wildlife. Early morning sunrises are magnificent, equally stunning are our sunsets...light pollution is the lowest in the UK, that is why our night skies are like being covered by a black velvet blanket twinkling with thousands of diamond like stars.

Langley Lake

Langley Lake

Year round, we have many things to do, many places to discover and many delightful places to eat. Whether you enjoy driving, cycling, horse riding or walking we have quiet roads and a network of off road routes. We have a famous and unique New Years Eve celebration!

So, what you waiting for...visit our website - a warm welcome awaits! Take a look at what to see and do in the Allen Valleys using the list below.

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