Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

A group sit by the Summerhouse at Allen Banks

Important notice -

The public right of way that runs through Staward Gorge is temporarily closed at Judas Crag due to a landslip. There are other footpaths in this area to follow.

Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Things to see and do 

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Fungi walk

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-13:00
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

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

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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

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