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Fantastic base to explore the Park


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Pretty place below Kielder Water dam

Falstone fountain in Northumberland National Park.

The ornate fountain in the village of Falstone.

Take a look at the elaborate Victorian drinking fountain.

The 18th century gravestones in the churchyard include one of a girl holding hands with a skeleton.

Falstone even had its own coalmine near Hawkhope Hill Farm.


This pretty village nestles below the dam of Kielder Water on a loop of the River North Tyne. It is a great base from which to take in Northumberland National Park and the Scottish borders beyond.

What’s on offer

It has community gardens and a picnic area, children’s play area behind the village hall, toilets, car parking, a Post Office, a pub, accommodation and a riverside trail.

Old School Tea Room

Housed in the former Victorian village school, Aimee Banks’ tea room and shop has everything under one roof. The kitchen used to stable the horses of pupils who rode in from outlying villages. The tea room is dog, boot and bike friendly. You can even buy locally-sourced crafts. Free Wi-Fi is available. For more, click here.


Enjoy our walks:

Falstone in Northumberland National Park.

The picturesque village of Falstone.

Getting There

Car: From the A1, take the A69 and the A68 through Bellingham to Falstone.

Bus: It is accessible by public transport.

  • Every August, for more than 125 years, the Falstone Border Shepherds Show has brought together people with a love of life in the rural uplands.
  • There are sheepdog trials, hound and terrier shows and fell racing join agricultural competitions and local food and crafts.
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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.

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