Wooler is an ideal base for exploring the Northumberland National Park, and the valleys and spectacular hills of the Cheviots, as well as the topography and history of the Anglo-Scottish Borders.
With its weekly livestock auction mart, Wooler is a fine example of a traditional Northumberland market town.
The town offers a range of amenities including a choice of inns and restaurants, (serving local produce, such as Doddington Dairy ice Cream and Carroll's Heritage Potatoes), grocery stores, speciality food shops, local butchers and bakers.
Within the town there is a large play park and skate park, and on the outskirts, Wooler Golf Course, one of the most scenic golf courses in the UK.
The Cheviot Centre, ten minutes away, is the base for the Gateway Trust which runs the Hostel. It is also home to the town's Tourist Information Centre and Local Library. It is open all week and is a local Meeting and Activities Hub.
Leisure activities close by include: abseiling, archery, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, climbing, farm visits, fishing course, fly-fishing, gliding, golf, horse riding and pony trekking.
For Bird Watchers – a diverse variety of birds feature in the Northumberland landscape. Guided tours can be organised within the surrounding area with Northern Experience Wildlife Tours.