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.

Drivers and cyclists can reach the Tarset Valley from:

  • the Bellingham to Kielder Road at Lanehead in the south of the valley
  • from the A68 in the north west, either:
  • using the B6320 (Bellingham to Otterburn), following signs for Bellingham and then Greenhaugh
  • using the single track road via Highgreen, signposted towards the Comb.