The Allen Valley is a beautiful area in the North Pennines ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and Allendale Caravan Park is a mile from Allendale village, with its good local shops and pubs.
Apart from a small laundry, our only facilities are the beautiful scenery and the wealth of wildlife.
The area abounds in paths for walking and cycling with a host of wildlife to be seen and the mile-long walk along the riverbank to Allendale is particularly recommended. The best, central, part of Hadrian’s Wall is only 10 miles away, with a range of local museums. The bustling market town of Hexham is 10 miles away, with many small shops and coffee shops to explore. Lead mining was the main business of the Allen Valley until the mines closed in 1896. There are few remains of this industrial era, and those that are visible add character to the landscape. Killhope Museum provides an insight into this time and a great day out. Allendale Golf Club, Langley Dam fishing, local horse riding and trekking are also popular.
Allendale Caravan Park, has gained a 'gold' David Bellamy Conservation Award for Caravan Parks to recognize the wealth of wildlife on the park and our conservation approach to managing it. Perhaps you will see some of the 81 types of birds one of our visitors has recorded on our four acres, help us to extend the list of over 60 wild flowers we have found on the park or see our red squirrels scampering around on the scots pines.
Small family run park in beautiful wildlife haven. Riverside walk from Allendale.
Newcastle/Carlisle off A69 on A686 Alston. Left Allendale 3m.Right after Catton B6295. Park 200m on right.M6 J40 Penrith (A66) A686, Alston. 8m past Alston, right Elks PH for Catton. Park on left.
18th March to 6th January