*Bank Holiday Event Sun 27th August*North East England Cadet Pipes & Drums @Otterburn Mill

Come and join us on Bank Holiday Sunday for two performances by the wonderful North East England Cadet Pipes & Drums. A crowd stirring performance for young and old. Playing a range of traditional music with dancers,on the ever impressive bagpipes.

Performance times are 11.15am and 2.30pm – lasting approx 20-25 mins

Why not make a day of it?

Enjoy time on the lawn with kids play area and freshly cooked food from Weavers Cafe. With free parking and relics from the old mill to see you can also spend time in our shop with a range of top brands at competitive prices.

We’ve also outdoor picnic area and nature trail. Look forward to seeing you.

This event is free.
Directions http://bit.ly/2gcpz2f

The Tour of Britain Passes Our Doors on Mon 4th Sept- Literally!

The Tour of Britain passes our doors on Monday 4th September and we mean passes our doors! The route on Stage Two Kielder Water & Forest park to Blyth takes you past our glorious mill, so we thought what better way to enjoy it then to take full advantage of our –
> Free parking
>Home cooked produce in our cafe
>Kids play area
>Outside picnic area
>Nature train
>Large retail shop
See link below for ETA’s & full route details


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.

The stage will see 120 of the world’s top cyclists racing from Kielder Water and Forest Park to Blyth, building on the success of the 2015 race when two stages visited Northumberland for the first time ever.

At just over 211-kilometres the Northumberland stage will be the longest of the 2017 Tour, and also include a finishing loop, giving spectators at the Blyth finish the chance to see the race twice. The route will also take in the likes of Rothbury, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Morpeth plus the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

ETA’s – http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-two/

Holy Island at Easter


Holy Island’s history, culture and scenery attract tourists from all over the world and Easter is always one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, is an island off the coast of Northumberland with a strong Christian heritage.

St Aidan came to Lindisfarne around AD635 and is credited with bringing Christianity back to the region and other parts of England. The Lindisfarne Gospels were also produced here in the 700s. The savage Viking onslaught on Britain also started with the sacking of Lindisfarne.

Many come to Holy Island for its tranquility

It is against this unforgettable backdrop of peace, war, culture and nature that Holy Island celebrates Easter.

Easter on an island

Holy Island is cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides and if you have ever visited you will have witnessed first hand the isolation this can bring.

You might think this would pose a problem for organising services at practical times for Good Friday, the Easter Vigil on Saturday night and Easter Sunday.

But, the tides are always well-timed as they are set naturally to the moon, and the moon sets Easter. They link together perfectly so the island always gets excellent crossing times for Easter Sunday morning.

The isolation and the peace and safety it brings is also the reason many pilgrims, scholars, families and tourists come to the island and with many people choosing to holiday in Britain, Lindisfarne should be busier than ever.



It’s all change at Otterburn Mill

Yes, and its all change for the better. Some of you may remember we closed our Rothbury store for a few days whilst it was refurbished and smartened up and the same treatment has been applied to our Otterburn store.

This was in advance of our new partnership with Regatta, Craghoppers and Dare 2B. So as official partners we can offer you a wider range of clothes and styles which aren’t available to other stockists, you may notice whilst men and women’s departments have expanded this can be seen over whelmingly in our kids department which has some wonderful colours and styles in and a more expansive range.

Dare 2B is a new brand for us and is a more street savvy range for men, women and kids. Vibrant and wearable clothes which will see you through from morning to night and still keep you looking smart. We hope to have a limited number of lines for Spring/Summer 2017 but grow the selection for Autumn/Winter 2017.

We have also introduced a wider range of footwear for men, women & kids from walking shoes and sandals to kids active wear and of course the iconic Joules wellington in all it’s glory. Coming soon will be a range of new Croc styles, from the original clog style for those die hard fans to a newer fresher range of floral sandals and slip-ons’ for women.
Our Joules & Petface range of dog beds and accessories continue to be some of our best sellers as we do our bit for the pooches of this world. As a nation of dog lover this range has grown to be a firm favourite of visitors to the mill and on-line.

Don’t forget to bear us in mind when looking for that ideal birthday or celebratory gift as our range of books, food gifts, t-shirts, purses, scarf’s, bags and tea towels are perfectly priced.

The famous Otterburn Mill pram rug continues to carve its path to some of the best dressed prams and buggies throughout the land. With 4 colourways in the range you can be gender specific or neutral should you wish to buy in advance. These are available in all our stores and on line.

As if that was not enough our next phase sees a re-development of our website, which will see a new and improved navigation and add on preview features which will allow you to see more for less clicks and will of course have the same expansive range you find in our shops. So if you’re anything like me and regret not buying something when you’re in store then you can easily jump on line and order it.

Every year in the wee small hours…………………

Every year, in the wee hours of a Sunday morning in March, 60 minutes vanish from the clock and the time reappears each year in November! No, it’s not a magic trick — it’s Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time (or ”
summer time” as it’s known in many parts of the world) was created to make better use of the long sunlight hours of the summer. By “springing” clocks forward an hour in March, we move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. On the first Sunday in November, we “fall back” and rewind our clocks to return to Standard Time.

But where did Daylight Saving Time come from? And how is it useful?

The idea was first suggested in an essay by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, and later proposed to British Parliament by Englishman William Willett in 1907.

Daylight Saving Time is most helpful to those who live farther from the equator, where daylight hours are much longer in the summer than in the winter. In locations closer to the equator, daylight hours and night time hours are nearly the same in length throughout the year.

That’s why many equatorial cities and countries do not participate in Daylight Saving Time.

There are currently about 70 countries that participate in Daylight Saving Time

In Europe, Daylight Saving Time runs from the last Sunday in March through the first Sunday in October. In the southern hemisphere, where the summer season begins in December, Daylight Saving Time is recognized from December through March. Kyrgyzstan and Iceland observe Daylight Saving Time year-round; equatorial countries do not observe Daylight-saving Time at all.

Advocates in support of Daylight Saving Time suggest that in addition to reducing crime and automobile accidents, extended daylight hours also improve energy conservation by allowing people to use less energy to light their businesses and homes. Opposing studies argue the energy saved during Daylight-saving Time is offset by greater energy use during the darker autumn and winter months.

Cake, anyone?

What better way to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay than with cake?

This tower of delights was made by our chef Lisa for a special booking in Weavers cafe. The two tiered tower featured some of the gooiest chocolate delights we have ever seen. Enough to make our mouths water, lets not forget there was a nod to our five portions a day, thanks to the choc dipped strawberries. (Not too sure that counts but not to worry!).

If your looking for a treat, or want to treat someone special then give our staff at Weavers a call on 01830 521 004Cake anyone



Can you ever have too much of a good thing?



Well I’m a natural treater. It does not take much for me to declare we all need a treat, so yes, after that hard week at work you’ll find me filling the whole weekend with treats and delights for the whole family. So in my opinion No, you can never have too much of a good thing and that’s how I feel about our Regatta Spring/Summer 2017 Range for boys and girls.


We’ve broadened our range of fleeces, tees, jackets and trousers by adding a little more colour and spritz to the range. From football motif packit jackets to pretty unicorns we have it all.


Shop boys Now >

Shop girls Now >


Dare 2b Introducing a new range at Otterburn Life

We are always on the hunt for new and fresh ranges that enhance our existing brands and give our visitors more choice to mix and match.

Dare 2b sets trends, innovates new technologies in order to 
create exciting outdoor performance apparel.

Dare 2b produce some of  the best performing,  best looking and best value sportswear on the planet. Enabling people to live fitter, more fun, more adrenaline 
packed lives through sport.

Distributed in over 65 countries this is a global force which have developed collections for multiple sporting disciplines including road cycling and running wear.

Over the years Dare 2b have made a big impact within the industry and have joined forces with mountain resort partners such as Tignes, and Sierra Nevada to provide kit for pro’s working on the slopes. Other collaborations also include working with our partner charities such as Snow Camp and our work with world famous cycling events and athletes.