Walks around Allendale
'Ingleby' is ideally situated for several walks around the 'dale. A selection are available as PDF downloads here and printed versions are provided during your stay:
Brides Hill This pleasant walk to the north-west of Allendale
Town takes in pastureland, woodland and the
A shorter version goes through the hamlet of
Thornley Gate before returning via the river.
Chimneys This walk runs the width of the East Allen valley
from the riverside below the village and up
a long incline through farmland to the big stone chimneys on
Peckriding This is a scenic walk through fields and wooded
areas and over the footbridge at Peckriding.
There is an option to take a short cut, otherwise
the route continues past several farmsteads on
the east side of the valley before descending
down to the village through fields alongside
Woolley This easy walk through pasture and hay
meadows passes old defensive bastle houses
at Woolley and Nine Dargue before crossing the
river at the footbridge below Peckriding.
Moorhouses This short walk offers good sunset views
over Allendale from the ruined farmhouse at
A shortcut to take an alternative route means
the walk can easily be covered in 40 minutes.
Three more local walks have been mapped by the North Pennines Geopark in conjunction with the award-winning Allendale Caravan park. These walks are:
Allendale and the River East Allen
Oakpool and the East Allen