Quiet Rural Location
Endless Family Fun & Adventure
Things To Do
Tranquil and rural but within an easy drive of most of Northumberland's visitor attractions. We will help you plan your stay with our digital guidebook with personal and guest recommendations of places to visit, where to eat and drink and general useful information making your stay an easy and comfortable one. Everything that you need is at your fingertips.
We are one of the few places where you can expect not to see anyone, not to hear anything but feel completely at home. Whether it's adventure you are seeking, family fun, exploring the historic sites, dark skies or market towns for a coffee and cake it is all within a short drive. Within an hours drive we have the most beautiful award winning coastline, days out discovering Scotland, Beamish Open Air Museum and so much more......even the lake district is only a day trip away.
Scroll down below to take a look at some of our favourite activities in the area, or follow the link to see more of our stunning rural Northumberland location.
Only 6 miles from our pods is an abundance of outdoor adventure just waiting for you to enjoy, they are some of Northumberland’s wildest landscapes.
Free to explore
Well worth a walk up to Great Wanney Crag, this 3 mile walk is spectacular in 360 degrees. There are also some great climbing spots for those who know how to handle their equipment!
Directly from our door sweep around by sweethope to take in some amazing scenery on your two wheels.
Back at Sweethope the on site activities are to be prebooked with some of our great business partners, contact them or us for more information.
Fly Fishing on one of the two loughs (140 and 12 acres) can be booked by contacting www.sweethope.co.uk
Open water swimming introduction sessions can be booked with H2o Trails
paddle boarding can be booked again with Fenwick.
Raft building and sailing can be booked with Paul and Simone Wild About Adventure canoe around the 140 acre lough again with Paul and Simone.
Wild About Adventure
Re-connecting active minds with the outdoors, Wild About Adventure offer life-changing, thought-provoking experiences combining our passions for adventure and conservation.
We are incredibly lucky to be set in beautiful rural Northumberland with all the exciting outdoor spaces that provides.
"From Coasteering in the Area of outstanding natural beauty of the Northumberland coast line to climbing the rugged limestone crags along the historic Hadrian’s wall, we bring nature to life with our high adrenalin activities. By doing so, the team aim to build an appreciation for wildlife and nature with a culture geared towards protecting and conserving our amazing natural world.
A local family run business who specialise in providing outdoor activities and adventure for individuals, families and groups as well as courses and programs for schools and educational organisations. All of our activities can be tailor made to suit the needs of the individual, family, group and school."
The perfect guide to exploring Northumberland, the map takes you along some of the wildest and rugged routes along 254 miles of Northumberland. It’s just generally a useful map for roads/ where places are!
With such a varied landscape you will discover some iconic spots as well as some of the most remotest parts of England. Pick up the route wherever you want, our accommodation is the perfect place to base yourself for the trip. We can guarantee you’ll be back for more!
When booking your stay with us online you can save the p&p cost by adding a map to your basket and it’ll be ready for your arrival in your pod. 50p from every map sale goes to the Kielder Wildwood Project.
Towns & Villages
We are peppered with pretty villages and market towns hosting their independent retailers and artisan crafters, coffee shops and restaurants. Popular destinations around us include:
and many many more
Local Walking Routes
With lots of local walks from the door and nearby you won't be disappointed with your choices, some of our most popular include:
- Hareshaw Linn, Bellingham
- Hallington Reservoir
- Wark riverside
- Chipchase Castle
-and many many more
Your welcome book will include some ideas for you.
By far the most popular destination for our guests, with Sycamore Gap being the 'must do' on most lists.
This World Heritage Site is well worth a trip, with the Roman Forts along the wall and The Sill all worthy of a visit.
Our pods are ideal for dark sky observing, however there is also the Kielder Observatory, Twice Bred Inn and the Battlesteads where astrologists can help you navigate the night skies.
Alnwick Gardens & Castle
Alnwick Castle & Gardens are a must for Harry Potter fanatics, historians and those who appreciate a beautiful setting.
The Northumberland Coast is only an hours drive, making it an ideal day out should the weather be more favourable that day their long sandy beaches are tempting.
A popular destination for cyclists, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. This man made reservoir has some beautiful art installations and points of interest.
Horse Riding or Cycling??
With iconic mountain bike trails at Kielder, family routes at Wallington Hall and challenging routes such as the Sandstone Way there is something for every cyclist. Cycle hire is available at Wallington Hall and Kielder.
For the equine enthusiast there are riding stables at Cragside and Sinderhope
Coffee & Cake
Always a priority for any good day out, there is plenty of choice here. Our guest guide on arrival will take you to our favourite spots (and those that our guests have discovered). Plus great pub grub, restaurants and beer stops.