Take a walk in the woods…

The North Pennines conjures up images of purple heather covered moors, lead mining remains and remote dales where traditional ways of farming still survive. But there are delightful pockets of woodland to explore too. At the National Trust property at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge you’ll find the largest concentration of woodlands in the North Pennines AONB. This woodland has 5 trails of varying length allowing you to experience the wonders of this woodland whatever your level of fitness.
Walker at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge © NPAP/Elizabeth Pickett


Starting from either the National Trust car park at Allen Banks or Haydon Bridge.


  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections



  • Car parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Pub
  • Toilets