A vibrant community in beautiful surroundings

Tarset and Greystead is a large parish in the Upper North Tyne which includes the hamlets of Lanehead, Greenhaugh and Greystead.

A substantial part of the parish is situated within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The village hall is one of our designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

The Pennine Way National Trail runs along Tarset’s northeast border with Redesdale.

Black Middens

A visit to Tarset wouldn’t be complete without seeing Black Middens; a ruined fortified farmhouse known as a bastle. It was attacked in 1583 by the notorious Armstrong family, well-known Border Reivers. For more information click here.

Black Middens Castle

Getting there

By car

Tarset is five miles north-west of Bellingham in the Upper North Tyne, Northumberland, England. The closest primary road is the A68.