There are a huge range of activities to enjoy in Northumberland, suitable for a variety of ages and interests, and whatever the weather brings you.

Something for everyone…

Northumberland truly does have something for everyone. Whether you want to take it easy and relax, or are looking for an energetic few days away, there’s an activity for you.

There are miles and miles of nationally renowned cycling and walking trails, and we have Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Whether you’re a couple, a family, part of a group or seeking some solitude there’s no better place to be.


There is a total of 350 miles of cycle paths in Northumberland. Four of the most famous cycle routes in the country run through Northumberland: Hadrian’s Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UK’s most popular route, the Sea to Sea (C2C).


This area is a walking paradise! The local area is rich with walking trails to suit every type of walker. Two popular walking trails are The Pennine Way (National Trail) and Hareshaw Linn.


We are Darky Sky Friendly! Due to extremely low levels of light pollution at Brown Rigg and when the conditions are right, we can see thousands of stars overhead; the Milky Way, Meteor showers, Noctilucent clouds and even the Aurora Borealis.


Follow Ollie on some of his favourite walks . . .


Occupying a privileged area in the North Tyne Valley we are ideally located for a spot of Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing, with the well-stocked waters at Kielder and the North and South Tyne river within easy reach.


Every September, Brown Rigg is transformed into a music festival venue for the annual Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival, better known as BAAFest. The weekend long festival is family and dog friendly and attracts around 300 visitors.


Held in the field adjacent to Brown Rigg, the Bellingham show takes place on the last Saturday in August and it is a perfect day out for all the family. Our accommodation is popular for visitors and traders alike, so early booking is recommended!

“This is a fantastic place to stay, perfect for our large group of friends. We love the facilities in the lodges and the hall is great for the children to play in and for us to be able to eat together as one big group in the evening.”


A peaceful and tranquil place for a relaxing holiday, Brown Rigg Lodges are spacious and comfortable. Each lodge has three bedrooms sleeping up to six people per lodge.


Our six stylish Guest Rooms have an en-suite shower room each, and each bedroom can be configured as a twin room with two single beds or as a double room with a Super-King Bed.

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