Tucked in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills Wooler Hostel is in the perfect location for those keen to walk, cycle, and explore the hills of Glendale, and the castles and coastline of Northumberland.
Wooler Wheel Classic- Saturday 7th October 2017
The original and still a firm favourite. All in Northumberland with nominal distances of 100 and 50km.
Starting and finishing in Wooler, Gateway to The Cheviots, The Wooler Wheel takes you on a circular tour through stunning scenery and challenging climbs. A cycle ride to be remembered through 8,000 years of history within beautiful Glendale, North Northumberland.
A great introduction for first time sportivers, but still demanding rides for experienced cyclists. A perfect way to wind down the season for elite cyclists.
Visit the Wooler Wheel website for more information and to signup
Looking Back at the Hay Farm- A Traditional old Skills Fayre
Date: Saturday 7th- Sunday 8th October, 10am-4pm
Where? Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, Hay Farm Steadings, Cornhill-on Tweed, TD12 4TR (Hay Farm is located on Ford & Etal Estate, Northumberland. It is sign posted off the B6354 between Ford and Etal)
Bike Right Weekend- 13- 15 October
Join like minded cycling enthusiasts for a weekend of social rides and cycle chat.
Accommodation provided at Wooler Hostel
Price: £40 for the weekend (not inc. catering)
Date: Wednesday 11th October , 7pm
Venue: The Riverside Bar, Wooler
Tickets: £8-£9 + booking fee
Box Office: 01668 282406 www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/385495
Hightlights Rural Touring Scheme: Forget Me Not: The Alzheimers Whodunnit
Date: Sunday 5 November, 7.30pm
Jim's wife, patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He's determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It's a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do.
Written and perfirmed by cominc, poet and psychiatric Rob Gee.
FISHING SEASON IN ENGLAND
1 February-31 October, Salmon
22 March- 30 September, Brown Trout
3 April- 31 October, Sea Trout
The nearest lake holding stocked fish is Caistron
*Coarse fishing closed season between 15 March & 15 June
Prehistoric Rock Carving; Romans, Towers and Castles; Hills, Forts and Fells; Border Rievers, and Rievers' Trails; Belting Beaches, Broad Skies and Vistas; Long Distance Ways and Battlefield Walks.
Search the local hills for cup and ring markings, bronze age farms and forts. Archaeology extends to the twentieth century, with local defences and the often touching remains of wartime.
There are even more activities to be found inland. The market town of Alnwick offers Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, and famous filming location of the Harry Potter films. Learn how to fly with broomstick lessons hosted by Hogwarts Professors in the courtyard, and test your nerve by visiting the dungeons beneath the ancient fortress.
Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum in Alnwick are a delight for garden lovers, and offer a variety of unusual plants throughout the seasons. Families can also enjoy the woodland walks on Howick's seasonal "Family Challenge", where they can spot red squirrels, ducks, swans and herons along the way. Relax in the Earl Grey Tea House afterwards, and learn about the Grey family seat of Howick.
If you haven't had your fill of gardens, one of the jewels in Northumberland's crown is The Alnwick Garden. Founded and nurtured by the Duchess of Northumberland, the gardens are a wonderful combination of family fun, and serene tranquility. Enjoy the Grand Cascade water fountain, marvel at the Poison Garden, and explore one of the world's largest tree houses; there is plenty to entertain all ages.