This small village lies just outside the Northumberland National Park, down the road from Walltown. It’s a great place to stop on the Pennine Way.

Here you’ll find tearooms, accommodation, a friendly pub and a farmers market on the second Sunday of each month

It’s also easy to get to Thirlwall Castle is a 12th-century castle on the bank of the River Tipalt.

History of Greenhead

From the 18th century, coal mining was a key industry in the area. Seams near the surface meant miners used drift mines dotted around the surrounding hills.

Just to the north of the village is the 12th century Thirlwall Castle, strengthened using stones from Hadrian’s Wall.

Still central now, the village was a real meeting of the ways before the A69 bypass was built in the 1980s.

Getting there


From the A1, follow the A69 to the B630 in Northumberland, which is the turn-off for Greenhead.


The Hadrian’s Wall Bus takes you to Greenhead.

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