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  • Broadmea Barn Outdoor seating Broadmea
    Broadmea Barn Outdoor seating Broadmea
  • Local Red Squirrel
    Local Red Squirrel
  • Winter at Broadmea
    Winter at Broadmea
  • Pennine Way near Broadmea
    Pennine Way near Broadmea
  • Swaledale Ram at Broadmea
    Swaledale Ram at Broadmea
  • Stargazing
  • Talkin Tarn at Brampton
    Talkin Tarn at Brampton
  • Fishing on the South Tyne
    Fishing on the South Tyne
  • Carlisle Castle
    Carlisle Castle
  • South Tynedale Railway. Photo: Dave Hewiston
    South Tynedale Railway. Photo: Dave Hewiston
  • Derwentwater
  • Cawfield Quarry by Hadrians Wall
    Cawfield Quarry by Hadrians Wall
  • Summer by the South Tyne River
    Summer by the South Tyne River
  • Summers Day at Whinlatter
    Summers Day at Whinlatter
  • A winter walk from the door
    A winter walk from the door
  • Hiking Hadrian's Wall
    Hiking Hadrian's Wall
  • Frosty morning walk near Broadmea
    Frosty morning walk near Broadmea

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  • Local Area Open or Close

    Situated in the North Pennines, one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottages are the perfect location for a country retreat. Local town, Alston, is a 5 mile drive away and has a small choice of independent shops, pubs and local amenities.

    Look at Visit North East to find attractions in the local area and activities taking place during your stay.

  • Take A Train Open or Close

    Enjoy a short ride on the award winning South Tynedale Railway through the north of England’s stunning South Tyne Valley. With a station only a short walk from the cottages, this heritage attraction is the perfect way to take a trip to the local town of Alston.

  • Visit A Mine Open or Close

    Take a tour of Nenthead Mines, only 10 miles from Broadmea, or the award-winning lead mining museum in Killhope, around 13 miles from Broadmea. These fantastic experiences allow visitors to appreciate the historical mining industry whilst having an exciting day out experiencing exhibitions, events and workshops, great for kids and adults alike!

  • Outdoor Activities Open or Close

    Why not take a trip to Rookin House where you can enjoy archery, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, assault courses, horse riding, human bowling and quad biking. Perfect for families, groups and a great day out for stag and hen parties.

    Broadmea is lucky enough to be situated in the North Pennines where some of the darkest skies in England can be found. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park welcomes visitors to stargaze and revel in the beauty of our amazing night skies.

  • Walking Open or Close

    Broadmea is located on the border between Northumberland and Cumbria, close to County Durham and South Scotland with plenty of routes for long or short walks.

    Broadmea has developed a range of maps for short local walks and cycle routes right from the door. Epiacum Roman Fort Walk or Slaggyford Circular.

    A river valley walk takes you around a circuit of the scenic South Tyne Valley allowing walkers to pass sections of the South Tyne rail, where visitors can add a train ride to the journey.

    Steel Rigg & Crag Lough along Hadrian's Wall and 

  • Cycling Open or Close

    The peaceful cycling routes enable visitors to enjoy a bike ride for each level of expertise.

    The Ayle and Kirkaugh loop is an attractive ride along quiet country lanes, perfect for enthusiastic cyclists.

    For those looking for a less challenging route, why not try cycling along the surfaced railway from Slaggyford to Lambley Viaduct or for a longer trail carry on all the way to Haltwhistle. Alternatively, travel along the railway towards Alston for a trip through the lovely countryside to end up in the local market town.

    Of course there is always the option for a challenge for those feeling energetic with the Coast 2 Coast route.

    For cycle hire, please contact North Pennine Cycles.

  • Fishing Open or Close

    With a valid fishing license you can fish along our stretch of the South Tyne River free of charge. On the River Tyne, Salmon fishing season runs between 1st Feb - 31st Oct and Trout fishing runs between 3rd April - 31st Oct.

    For local fishing fun why not try New Mills Trout Fishing Park or head a little further a field for fly fishing experiences in Cumbria.

  • Hadrian's Wall Open or Close

    The world heritage site of Hadrian’s wall is a short drive away from Broadmea. Walk along the wall or visit some attractions along the way, such as Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda, The Sill and Sycamore Gap, all fabulous spots offering a tremendous experience for visitors to enjoy.

  • Cumbria & The Lakes Open or Close

    The city of Carlisle has a busy city centre for shopping, restaurants and bars, it is also home to great historical features like Carlisle Castle.

    The Lake District National Park is a stunning part of the country, famous for its scenic roads and charming lakes, you will not be short of things to do here. Moreover, if you are looking for an evening of entertainment, why not visit the Theatre By The Lake.

  • Newcastle & the North East Open or Close

    Newcastle Upon Tyne is a vibrant and exciting city with lots to do, a 1 hour drive from Broadmea. Take a look at the vast range of things to do in this well-known city.   

    The quayside is a beautiful area for drinks, food and a Sunday market. The Baltic features contemporary art, located next to The Sage Theatre in Gateshead where you can see musical performances at their best and Intu MetroCentre is the perfect place for shopping.

    The North East is also home to many famous landmarks, such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle which are iconic places to visit and full of history. Likewise Kielder Water and Forest Park has many outdoor pursuits to provide an abundance of fun for large groups

  • South West Scotland Open or Close

    Only a 40 minute drive North of Broadmea is the Scottish Border. Following the M74 will take you on what is considered to be one of the most stunning motorways in the UK and a fast route to South West Scotland.

    Dumfries and Galloway offer a number of historic sites and unspoilt coastlines providing a haven for wildlife. Gretna Green is situated just over the border, famous for its runaway weddings over the blacksmith’s anvil.

    As well as this, the area offers arts, heritage and striking routes to travel in order for visitors to see the outstanding scenery.

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