Explore the local areaIdeal for walking, cycling, mountain biking, fell running and stargazing
There are some excellent walks around Harbottle, Holystone, Alwinton and the Cheviot Hills. Here are three walks near The Star Inn - The Drake Stone & Harbottle, Alwinton & the River Alwin and Holystone forest walks:
There is some excellent mountain biking in The Cheviot Hills and two popular cycling routes pass through Harbottle and The Star Inn's front door - The Pennine Cycleway (route 68) and The Sandstone Way (MTB route):
Local Annual Events
Harbottle and Alwinton Shows
"A traditional borders show with a great mix of the old and the new"
The next show, the 148th, will be held on Saturday 5th September 2020 (now cancelled), just a short walk from The Star Inn.
"Alwinton Show is the last show of the year, and one of the largest in the valley"
The next show, the 154th, will be held on Saturday 10th October 2020 (now cancelled), just 1.5 miles from The Star Inn.
The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is the largest Dark Sky Park area of protected night sky in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It has the darkest skies in England making it a perfect location for stargazing.
There is an official Dark Sky Discovery Site in the National Park carpark in Alwinton, about 1.5 miles from The Star Inn.