Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

A group of friends enjoy a picnic

Important notice -

On Friday 8 June the car park will be closed for essential maintenance work, therefore there will be no parking available at Allen Banks that day. The car park will reopen Saturday 9 June.

Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Things to see and do 

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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Countryside volunteering taster day

Thu 07 Jun 2018
As part of Volunteers' Week, meet the volunteer team at Allen Banks and get stuck into conservation tasks such as tree-guarding

Fungi walk

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Enjoy a half day walk around Allen Banks to explore rare and unusual fungi, some of which are edible and others deadly!
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge


Trees at Allen Banks in summer

A wilderness garden was created... 

Once upon a time, during the 1800s, Susan Davidson was the owner of Allen Banks. She created all the paths here, making it a wilderness garden. With its exotic plants (for the time) and stunning views across the valley, we like to call her Wonder Woman. Susan's idea was always to have others enjoy this special place and we're continuing that tradition. Thank you Susan.

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Get involved

Get your hands dirty at Allen Banks

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Places to stay

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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Our work