Escape and explore

Wild Swimming

Book a wild swimming session with open water Swimming specialist Fenwick Mark Ridley.

You will need to book ahead for this.

We’ve heard these places are perfect for Wild Swimming too

Featherstone, Nr Haltwhistle 

Excellent and accessible swimming spot in the South Tyne near Featherstone Castle. Sandy little beach with easy access into the river. Nice deep water in the middle of the river but equally good shallows for a paddle. 

Chesters North Tyne, Nr Humshaugh

Shallow rapids among ruins of collapsed Roman Bridge. Chance to find Roman remains and examine Roman bathing complex. Deeper pools downstream.




Golf Clubs

Hexham, Slaley, Matfen, Close House


All Out Adventures

Only a 5 minute journey up the road, All out adventures offers a wealth of outdoor activities that will definitely blow the cobwebs away. Adventures include: Archery, Family and kids quad biking treks, 4×4 off road driving, Segway Safaris, clay pigeon shooting and possibly…axe and knife throwing.

01434 676980 The Pursuits Centre, Slaley Hall Hotel, Hexham NE47 0BX

Fun Adventures and Activities – Newcastle


If it’s extreme and outdoorsy, you can probably do it at Kielder. Activities on offer include cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, sailing and water skiing, and the Observatory is always worth a visit too.

Nearby walks worth a visit:

Swallowship, Nunsbrough Wood, Letah Woods, Tyne Green Country Park, Allen Banks and Seaward Gorge, Hareshaw Linn and Walltown Crag 

Great local play parks ideal for little ones 

Whitley Chapel, Tyne Green, Hexham, Wylam and Allendale