Allen Banks and Staward Gorge


Date: 17th March 2019
Time: 10 am
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate


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The Allen Banks walk is a lovely walk along the banks of the River Allen and in the woodland and farmland surrounding it.  The area that we walk in is mostly managed by The National Trust.

We will start at the car park just off the A69.  If you are a member of The National Trust and have a valid car sticker, the car park is free.  Otherwise, there is a small fee for parking here that goes to the upkeep of Allen Banks.

Storm Desmond severely damaged the Allen Banks area a few years ago.  The National Trust have reinstated the paths around the river and woodland, that were washed away.  The job that they have done is wonderful and really compliments the area.


Places of interest

The River Allen

The River Allen is a confluence of the West and East Allen rivers, that have their source is the North Pennines.  The source of the East Allen is at Allenheads, where we had a walk in June 2018.  The source of the West Allen is near Ninebanks.

Staward Gorge


Close by are:

The Cart’s Bog Inn pub

The Garden Station tea room


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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: NE47 7BP
OS Grid Reference: NY 79809 64043
Parking: There is a car park.  The charge is £4 unless you are a National Trust member.