Activities In The Area

There is a lot to see in the surrounding areas of Wooler
discover all you can do while staying at our cosy cottage.

Things To Do

Here is a selection of all the activities you can do near us, please choose your favourite and let us know if you discover something new that we haven’t listed so that the next visitors can enjoy it as well.


local activities

• Walking
• Golf
• Fishing
• Cycling
• Horse Riding
• Diving


• Chillingham Castle
• Bamburgh Castle
• Alnwick Castle
• Dunstanburgh Castle (Ruins)
• Lindisfarne Castle
• Other Castles…

places of interest

• Cragside
• Flodden Field
• Kielder Forrest & Water
• Hadrian’s Wall & Housesteads Fort
• Farne Islands
• Berwick upon Tweed
• Edinburgh
• Newcastle upon Tyne

Local Activities


One of the most favoured activities when visiting the area is walking. Northumberland is a walker’s paradise, whether it be along the beaches and coastline or through the Northumberland National Park. There are dozens of identified walks that vary in difficulty and distance across the Northumberland National Park, some of which start on your very door step at Chevy Chase Cottage which is a mere two minute walk from open countryside. St. Cuthbert’s Way which stretches some 62 miles from Melrose in the Scottish borders down to Lindisfarne on the coast passes through the Glendale and bisects Wooler.




There are over 15 golf courses situated within a 40 minute drive of Chevy Chase Cottage. Wooler has its very own 9 hole golf course (18 tee, 72 par) that provides spectacular views across the Glendale Valley and Cheviot Hills.

Buggies are available for the less energetic and an honesty box operates for all visitors. A set of golf clubs and battery operated golf trolley are stored at Chevy Chase Cottage for use by guests.

Other local golf courses recommended:


is a part links, part parkland course with spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle ruins and the coast


is another beautiful part links, part
parkland course.

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

situated on the Northumberland coast with spectacular views of the castle and large expanses of beach.

The Royal Roxburghe at Kelso

was constructed with a view to hosting a future Scottish Open. The course itself sits on the banks of the River Teviot and is a true challenge of golf.
Other courses worthy of a visit in the area include:






Linden Hall

There are many differing golf offers available to visitors at selected courses; these include the 2 fore 1 ticket scheme, Freedom of the Fairways, Coastal Golf Classic and the Passport Ticket Scheme available via the tourist information centre.


Any keen fishermen will be able to find rod fishing on the Wooler Water and the River Till, where sea trout, brown trout and salmon can be caught. Still- water fishing is also available at the Chatton Trout Fishery located four miles from Wooler. Some very large fish have been caught here over recent years.




The roads around the floor of the Glendale Valley make for great cycling as the roads are less congested and many established cycle routes criss- cross the area. For the more energetic the bridle paths that cross the National Park make for great mountain biking. Mountain bikes can be hired locally, telephone: 01668 281316. Chevy Chase Cottage provides 4 bicycles that are fine for riding on the local roads.

horse riding

Horse riding is available at Kimmerston Riding Centre, located only 6 miles from Wooler. The centre provides high quality ponies for all experience levels and ages.

horse riding



The Farne Islands located off the Northumberland coast at Seahouses, some 16 miles away are well known for their marine life and old wrecks and are popular with both beginners and experienced divers.