Talkin Tarn Country Park
An ideal place for water sports or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands. Fishing and bike hire available.
See details on the Visit Cumbria website
What makes it special
- Walk around this scenic Tarn
- Canoe or sail on this glacier formed Tarn
Other things to do nearby
Acorn Bank Garden is a National Trust garden, best known for its collection of herbs. Wander along the beck to the partially restored watermill. Visit the National Trust website
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.
The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.
There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.
The Allen Valleys provide distinctive landscapes with great cycling routes.
Any walk will reward you with stunning views of this beautiful area, come and experience them for yourself!
Wind through the hills and straights for the ultimate mountain biking experience.
There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!
Learn all the boating skills you need and experience the thrill of the open water.
The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.
The South Tyne Trail is a great route for all abilities to enjoy traffic-free picturesque rides.
A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland. There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website
Designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, the grass-covered centre houses a cinema, play areas, pottery painting and regional shops that reflect the area, its craft people and producers. Why's it
See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations. See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for
This Roman fort is just south of Hadrian's Wall and is great for learning more about the local history.