The work at Allen Banks
Allen Banks and its 203 hectare woodland (41 hectares being a SSSI) is just a small fraction of Hadrian's Wall Country Group, which also includes six miles of Hadrian's Wall and Bellister Castle and Estate, that our five rangers look after.
With the volunteers' help we maintain Allen Banks woodland so it's safe for visitors, restore essential parts of the site and conduct regular surveys.
We've been working with father and son team Ian and Tom Hopper for a number of years now.
They are fantastic and help to deliver adventure activities such as Snowshoeing, Climbing at Crag Lough, Underground Adventure at Nenthead and Sleeping under the stars weekend at Allen Banks.
North Pennines AONB
The primary purpose of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designation is to conserve and enhance natural beauty.
In pursuing the primary purpose account should be taken of the needs of agriculture, forestry and other rural industries and of the economic and social needs of local communities. We work closely with North Pennines AONB to conserve Allen Banks woodland.
Tyne Valley NT Association
Tyne Valley National Trust Association provides a forum for National Trust members, (including Scottish) to learn more about the National Trust in the North East
During the winter months (Sept.-May) they hold regular meetings where a variety of speakers give talks on topics of interest. All profits from these events are given to the regional National Trust.