Explore the North Pennines AONB by day and the skies overhead by night

The North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Geo Park and Northumberland offer you an opportunity to escape the crowds and queues by exploring this remote wilderness area.

There are beautiful valleys, some of which are hidden unless you go on an adventure to find them. Spectacular waterfalls can be found at a number of locations, some it is possible to walk behind as the water cascades in front of you.

At Carrshield Camping Barn in the West Allen Valley we have prepared a series of routes that will take you out and about direct from the door, and hopefully bring you back again. This will enable you to get wonderful views over the northern most reaches of England, and even into Scotland. Whether you decide to run or walk these routes there are places of interest to see along the way and often craft shops and cafes to enjoy.

Going almost passed the door is the long-distance footpath Isaac’s Tea Trail which again is full of history as it takes you through the heritage of the area. We are ideally placed as a location from which to radiate out to enjoy this route either in one ultra-session or a little more gently over a number of days.

Close by are the many attractions that were built by the Romans almost 2000 years ago, Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads, Vindolanda and Epiacum are all worth a visit.

The North Pennines AONB is also an amazing location to spend time star gazing due to the lack of light pollution it truly does have some very dark skies. So visit NorthPenninesStarFest.org.uk to see what they have to offer this coming October, and then book your accommodation with us for an amazing adventure.

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