Activities in Northumberland

Activities in Northumberland

Activities in Northumberland

Roses Bower, located as it is, within The National Park, and within the heartland of North Tynedale, is an ideal base from which to explore the many delights and attractions of Northumberland.

Walking: walks from the farm and further afield are numerous, catering for the serious and casual walker. The accommodation libraries are well stocked with local OS maps and suggested routes. The Pennine Way passes within a mile of the farm.

Cycling: cycle Route 68 passes the farm gate and with direct access to miles of forest track and country roads, Roses Bower is an ideal centre for cyclists. Guests may bring their own bikes (storage wash-down and drying facilities are provided). Alternatively, mountain bikes are available on the farm for use by guests.

Horse riding: guests are welcome to bring their own horse or pony by arrangement.The farm provides stabling, grazing, all weather arena, farm ride (Summer use only) and miles of interesting hacking along country roads and forest tracks. Park End Equestrian in Wark (5 miles) have an excellent indoor arena and offer tuition and demonstrations.

Fishing: The North Tyne is one of England’s top rivers for salmon and trout fishing. Roses Bower welcomes fishing parties. For those who do not have prior arrangements with a local estate, fishing can be arranged. For those simply wishing to try their luck, the farm holds fishing rights to a long stretch of the Warksburn. Guests are welcome to fish by arrangement, provided they hold the appropriate licence and comply with local bye laws.

Bird and wildlife watching: this is a very popular activity with many guests.The area is noted for its variety and abundance of birds and wildlife.

Golf: The Bellingham golf club welcomes visitors. Information is provided in the accommodation libraries. There is also a golf course on the outskirts of Hexham.

Swimming and fitness: Wentworth Leisure Centre, on the outskirts of Hexham, offers modern swimming and gym facilities (information provided in accommodation libraries).