Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Allen Banks in autumn

Important notice -

The road to Allen Banks from the A69 is currently closed Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Please follow the diversion. The road will be fully accessible on Saturday and Sundays.

Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland

More about this place

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Things to see and do 

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

History

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

Stay for longer in Northumberland

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Our work