Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

A path through the woodland

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

History

A picture of the 'Wobbly' Bridge at Allen Banks

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

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Get your hands dirty at Allen Banks

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

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