An ancient cross at Simonburn. Photo by David Taylor.
People have lived here since prehistoric times, as there are rock carvings at nearby Davys Lee. St Mungo’s Church dates from the 13th century, and is known as the Mother Church of the North Tyne Valley.
This timeless village of sash-windowed stone cottages is halfway between Hexham and Bellingham. The picturesque village green and the surrounding houses were used as location for TV mini-series of the Catherine Cookson novels.
What’s on offer
Tea room, gift shop, car parking, accommodation, public transport to Nunwick, a five-minute walk from Simonburn.
Simonburn Tea Room
Home to a tea room, gift shop and local shop with a wide range of local produce, gift shop as well as tea room. Dog lovers will love meeting Dexter, the very friendly West Highland Terrier of owner Ann Maddison. Accommodation and free WiFi available. For more, click here.
The beautiful outside area in front of Simonburn Tea Rooms. Photo by Deve Photography.
Car: From the A1, follow the A69 to Acomb. Then follow the A6079 and B6320 to your destination.
Set your alarm and join us for an early morning guided walk to hear the Dawn Chrous. ...
Dawn Chorus Walk
May 7, 2017, 5:30am - May 7, 2017, 8:00am
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month join our Ecologist, Gill Thomson at Hareshaw Linn to listen to the beautiful dawn chorus.
Hareshaw Linn is rich in flora and fauna at this time of year, so come along and listen to the spectacular nature symphony.
Breakfast buttie and hot drink at 8:00am included in price.
Not suitable for under 8 yr olds. 8-16 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.
To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear. As the weather can change, and it is early morning, please remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this event.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow directions to locate the venue.
Search for St. Ethelreda on our guided walk next week. ...
Guided Walk - Search for St Ethelreda
May 3, 2017, 10:30am - May 3, 2017, 4:00pm
Join us on our guided walk; Search for St. Ethelreda.
Our walk begins by climbing up onto Laddies Knowe and then down to Elsdonburnshank en route to one of the possible sites of St Ethelreda’s Chapel close to the Border.
We return to Kirknewton via Sheep Dip and Elsdonburn.
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside, enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.
Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.
Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Duration – 5.5 hours
Distance – 9 miles
Category – Strenuous