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.
Date: Saturday 22nd July 10:00 - 16:00- Sunday 23rd July 12:00 - 21:00
Glendale Festival is a two day event this year, starting with a Family Fun day on the Saturday July 22 which includes a car boot sale and Carfest with veteran, classic and custom cars in Ferguson's Yard, Wooler on A697. From noon there are free traditional games, sporting events and bouncy slide as well as three "Duck Derbys" when hundreds of plastic ducks will race down Wooler Water. A tug of war rounds off Saturday's events.
Sunday's Glendale Festival starts at noon in Wooler High Street with a pipe band parade followed by live music, street entrtainment, children's activities and much more. The live bands go on until 9pm.
Pop Up Indoor Market- Etal
Venue: Etal Village Hall
Date & Times: every Wednesday and Thursday in July and August, 11: 00 - 15:00
Local arts, crafts, gifts and much more.
Flour Making & Bread Baking
Fabulous summer holiday hands-on activity sessions at Heatherslaw Cornmill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August! Explore the mill and see the process from grain to flour, try your hand at making some flour yourself with the hand quern, take part in the family-orientated bread making sessions at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
(These sessions are very popular so whilst not essential, we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment).
Discover the delights of this working museum with an introduction from the Miller. There are trails and quizzes for kids, Victorian dressing up clothes for all ages and a millers cottage to explore, and much more besides.
If you enjoy your visit why not book to be a Miller for the Day?
(2 adults, 3 children)
Contact: Heatherslaw Cornmill 01890 820338
Saturday 5th August
College Valley Show
Saturday 6th August
Saturday 12th August
Join the show for their 125th Agricultural event on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. Gates open 9am. The Glendale Show brings the town and the countryside together, something for everyone including your dog!
2017 Main Ring Acts:
Fell Race, Halter Led Cattle Classes, Sheep Classes, Horse, Pony & Donkey Classes, Alpaccas,
Clydesdale Horses, Horticultural & Industrial Marquee ,Countryside Marquee, Speciality Food Marquee, Craft Marquee,
Companion Dog Show, Live Music, Chainsaw Carving, Children's Entertainment, Fairground,
Over 200 Trade Stands, Catering and Bar Facilities
Etal Horticultural Show- Etal-Sunday 3rd September
September marks the annual Etal Horticultural Show, one of the oldest small village shows in the county to be still thriving and flourishing. Now in its 81st year, the show is commonly known to locals as "Etal Flower Show", or even just "The Show", and takes place every year on the first Sunday in September in a large marquee, opposite the Tillside cricket pitch.
Gates open at 12 noon and the main marquee at 2pm. Here the entries in over 150 different competitive classes are exhibited - including vegetables, fruits, flowers, baking, jams and preserves, needlework, handicrafts, photography, dressed walking sticks and children's section.
In addition there are many other attractions on the field - full details to follow.
Stay on for the AUCTION in the marquee towards the end of the show - many high quality exhibits will be available to bid for, straight after the raffle.
The Tour of Britain-Monday 4th September
The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to Northumberland this September as Stage Two of Britain’s premier road cycling event takes place in the county on Monday 4 September.
Visit: http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-two/ for more info.
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
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.