To the south of Hexham and Haydon
bridge lies the valley of the river Allen. Historically these were estate lands and iron ore was mined
here. Nowadays the country lanes here are quiet and tranquil.
Allendale itself is very pleasant. It has a large and spacious town square with some great pubs.
You can get a feel for the town itself from the picture below and then there is a video of the new year
tar barrel festivities at the bottom of this page.
The Allendale valley is a good place to go hunting for Bastle houses, for example
Housty Bastle house, near Catton
and Nine Dargues close to Allendale itself.
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Cottages in Allendale for a lovely
This video shows the tar barrel parade but sometimes viewing is restricted to the You tube site only so
you will need to click through to there
Other sites: Allendale valley blog
And here is the Google map for Allendale
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