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Rothbury Town CentreRothbury is a pretty market town with the backdrop of the Simonside hills and forests. Plenty of traditional pubs and distinctive shops. Coffee shops and art gallery. Food stores and an award winning butchers shop.

Rothbury, (20 minutes drive away) has golfing, swimming and tennis facilities. The annual Rothbury Traditional Music Festival held in July celebrates the Northumbrian tradition of smallpipes and fiddle, made famous by Kathryn Tickell.

The National Trust’s property of ‘Cragside’ is only a short drive away from Rothbury. First house in the world to have electricity. House closed 2006 for refurbishment but grounds and coffee shop still open. In early June the estate is ablaze with rhododendrons and azaleas.

Cragside - Photograph courtesy of Allan Potts PhotographyA scenic route over Rothbury moor and Corby Crags takes you into Alnwick. Home to the famous Castle, Alnwick Garden, and the mesmerising Tree House. (40 minutes away.)

Otterburn, the Carter Bar (very scenic border crossing point) and first Scottish border town of Jedburgh is a pleasant trip too. ( 60 minutes away)

Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton, A lovely combination of the romantic coastline and castle, together with pretty seaside fishing village. ( Just over an hour away)

The Hills surrounding Alwinton are littered with paths and ancient roads that provide some spectacular walks as well as catering for all levels of fitness.

If you plan on walking The Cheviots while your staying at Fellside, we'd recommend you purchasing the following "Walking the Cheviots: Classic Circular Routes" The walks in this guide provide an excellent introduction to the Cheviots, for weekend family walkers and experienced hill walkers.

Shepherds Walks is an award winning resource for walks throughout Northumberland, each and every one of the walking guides has been written and researched by local Northumbrian Hill Shepherd, Jon Monks.

Cheviot Walks opens up a new perspective on walking in the Cheviot Hills, this website contains many wonderful walks in the Cheviots, together with photography and interesting information.

Caistron Nature Bird Reserve – 4 miles to the west of Rothbury, near Hepple. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, In the spring and autumn passage waders build up in numbers as they feed and roost on the wading areas. Wildfowl are numerous, with large numbers present throughout the year and an ever increasing breeding population. The fish in the lakes occasionally attract a passing osprey, and the security of the water brings increasing numbers of geese to roost each winter.
Bicycles can be hired locally, click here to view a bicycle hire directory.

Fly Fishing in the River CoquetFontburn Reservoir – 6 miles south of Rothbury on the B6342. Tel. 01669 621368

Caistron Quarry – 5 miles west of Rothbury (tickets available from Fishers of Rothbury. Tel. 01669 621011)

River Coquet – Permits for certain stretches of the River Coquet available from Northumbrian Anglers Federation.

Rothbury Golf Club is a picturesque, relatively level, nine hole course that nestles in the heart of Northumberlands Coquet Valley and is within easy walking distance of the historic village of Rothbury.

Rothbury Golf Club. Tel : 01669 621271

Set amidst the scenic splendour of Northumberland, Redesdale Riding Centre is a wonderful place to get away from it all and enjoy the company of horses

Redesdale Riding Centre. Tel. 01830 520276

Coquetdale and the surrounding area is a haven for wildlife.

For further info.  Try Northumberland Wildlife Trust web site.

Fellside Cottage, Alwinton, Northumberland, NE65 7PY. 01670 823042stay@fellsidecottcheviots.co.uk