Welcome To Bardon Mill & Henshaw

If you are looking for information on Bardon Mill and Henshaw we hope that this site has pointers to places where you might find what you are looking for. The information on the site will grow as we add in more.

How to get here

Of course you can use public transport and we would encourage you to do so. There are regular trains and especially buses right into the heart of the village. The trains are on the Newcastle - Carlisle route and are operated by Northern Rail Buses are the 685, X85 and these are generally an hourly service linking most of the towns on the Tyne Valley and into Carlisle and Newcastle. These are operated jointly by Arriva and Stagecoach. You might choose to arrive under your own steam and we are on a couple of long distance cycle routes, as well as on many trails designed for all abilities.

By car we are just off the A69, roughly halfway between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge. Nearest services are the village store and tea shop (see local info pages), the BP garage and Little Chef on the A69.

Local Attractions

The village is just south of Hadrian's Wall. The World Heritage site is more popular with walkers today than it was with the tribes that were kept out of the Roman Empire by it. As well as the remains of the Wall at Housesteads and Steel Rigg, there is the spectacular sight of Crag Lough. Nearby is the most excavated and explored Roman forts in the country at Vindolanda, where the famous wax tablets are on display. From the Bardon Mill Village store you can pick up a map showing how to get to Hadrian's Wall by car or on foot.

There is plenty of walking to be done in this area. Whether you like hill walking, long distance paths or strolling along a riverbank in the shade. Around Bardon Mill there is all this and more from the Hadrian's Wall Path and Pennine Way to Allenbanks. Plus there are local walking groups and the Haltwhistle Walking Festival.

The parishes are on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River South Tyne, one of the best salmon rivers in the country runs through them and the Allen River forms part of the border.