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River and riverbed at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Northumberland.
Enjoy views of the River Allen on this walk | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
North East

Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks

This short walk from Bardon Mill station to Allen Banks takes in the River Tyne, the ancient yew tree at Beltingham Churchyard and beautiful open countryside before heading into the wooded valley of the River Allen.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Bardon Mill train station, grid ref: NY778645

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

At the road junction head left.

Step 5

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 go right to explore further.

End point

Allen Banks car park, grid ref: NY798639

Trail map

Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks walk map
Bardon Mill Station to Allen Banks walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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