Explore the local area
Ideal 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 shows are typically held on the first Saturday in September each year, 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 shows are typically held on the second Saturday in October each year, 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.