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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge is National Trust property in the English county of Northumberland.Plan your visit to Allen Banks and Staward Gorge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hexham trip itinerary builder.
It is a Victorian garden in a gorge of the River Allen cutting through woodland. The ruins of Staward Peel, a medieval pele tower, stand on a promontory above the gorge. The property has been designated a site of special scientific interest for its rich flora and fauna. There is a large suspension bridge which has been ruined by the flooding of January 2005.
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge reviews
Beautiful walk through this wooded valley and beside river. Very tranquil. Loads of bird song. In a few weeks time I guess the autumn colours will be spectacular. After heavy rain it was quite mucky..... more »
Walked from the NT car park (£2 for 4 hours or £4 all day) to Plankey Mill - approx 3 mile round trip (not suitable for pushchairs). Crossed over the bridge at Plankey Mill and back the other side... more »
Lovely walk - there are several walks on the National Trust website which have coloured waymarkers around the area (though a little unclear at times). Be aware it is a steep-ish climb up to the Tarn in parts, but very peaceful. Plenty of parking - £2 or free for National Trust members, and there's a nice picnic area. Toilets available in the car park.
Wonderful place to visit with your dog, especially on hot sunny days. Plenty of shade from the trees and places along the river to paddle.
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