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.
A large and small pod will soon be available at our Hexham Enterprise Hub @ Eastburn which offers a number of different work space areas and perfect facilities for meetings, discussions and networking.
On Tuesday evening Team members were in River Coquet again finishing off the water crowfoot survey for Northumberland National Park. The stretch of river we were 'searching' was at the Thrum near Rothbury. Again plenty water crowfoot to be found...
We finished off the evening with some throw bag training.
There's still time to join our Hill Skills course this Sunday. ...
Hill Skills & Navigation
June 25, 2017, 10:30am - June 25, 2017, 3:30pm
An introduction to Hill Skills and Navigation.
Would you like to know how to find your way around the countryside and moorland walking? Our Hill Skills and Navigation could be your solution to getting started. Whilst no experience of hill walking is required to attend, the Hill Skills and Navigation is designed as a supplement to the Basic Navigation day where you will have already have picked up some knowledge of navigation.
If you do have some experience of hill walking but are not confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then Hill Skills and Navigation is an ideal way to learn.
Numbers are limited so it is essential to book; please do not just turn up on the day.
** OFFER** The Hill Skills and Navigation is designed as a complementary event to our Basic Navigation day. Book both events and you can benefit from a saving of £10.00 (after booking one event, please ring Trudy on 01434 611505 to obtain the discount code for the next event).
Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this activity.
Duration : 5 hours
Distance: 5 miles
Category - Easy+; Short walks of 3-8km (2-5 miles). Paths may be rough or uneven with some short ascents and descents.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points 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 the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.