A village surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

Alwinton, the last village in Upper Coquetdale, is surrounded by rolling hills. It is a great starting point for walks on the Border Ridge.

Previously known at Allenton, there are also some fantastic horse riding routes in the Coquet Valley around Alwinton, which are perfect for mountain bikers too.

Alwinton Car Park is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site. It’s uniquely dark skies mean it’s the perfect place to indulge in some stargazing.

History of Alwinton

The nearby church of St Michael and All Angels was built in the late 11th or 12th century.

In medieval times, Alwinton was known as the leading settlement of “the 10 towns of Alwinton”. Most people earned their living from grazing livestock.

When the Selby family had to sell their estates in 1914, the Army bought what has since become the Otterburn Ranges.