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Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks


A short walk from Bardon Mill station to Allen Banks taking in the River Tyne, the ancient yew tree at Beltingham Church yard and open countryside before heading into the wooded valley of the River Allen.

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Oak leaves in September National Trust / John Millar


Map route for Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Bardon Mill train station, grid ref: NY778645


Leave the station heading east and go over the railway crossing. Follow the road and cross the river via the footbridge.

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When you meet the road head left and continue all the way to Beltingham.


In the village of Beltingham take a small detour to the church yard and see the ancient yew trees round the back of the church. Leave the church yard and continue in the direction you were out of Beltingham.

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At the road junction head left.


There’s a public footpath on your right after about 100yd (90m), follow this across the fields past the ‘ha-ha’ until you reach the gate into Allen Banks. The large house on your left is Ridley Hall, whose former owners landscaped Allen Banks into what we see today. Once in the woods head left to make your way down to the car park or right to explore further.

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Allen Banks car park, grid ref: NY798639

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Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks


Established footpaths, minor roads and field paths.

Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks

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Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks

How to get here

Allen Banks, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47
By train

Bardon Mill station is on the Newcastle to Carlisle line operated by Northern Rail.

By road

5½ miles (8.8km) east of Haltwhistle, 3 miles (4.8km) west of Haydon Bridge, ½ mile (800m) south of A69.

Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks

Facilities and access

  • Toilets and picnic tables at Allen Banks car park