The Area

Otterburn Mill is easily accessible from the A69 and A68 and just 25 miles north of Newcastle on the A696, so there’s no reason not to come and experience this unique attraction for yourself.

There’s free parking on the site of Otterburn Mill, so you can park up and enjoy the whole day enjoying the Mill and the area. The nearby village of Otterburn is within walking distance of the Mill and offers a local shop and beautiful walking paths.

The Mill is surrounded by 25 acres of fields and footpaths, which are ideal for a picnic. Through this field flows a mile of the River Rede which is well known for good trout fishing and later in the year salmon fishing.

If you fancy a moderate grade walk, the two mile Otterburn Village Trail is one of the Northumberland National Park Rangers’ favourite walks, and it starts and finishes from the car park at Otterburn Mill.

This self-guided trail should take approximately 2 hours and is a great way to explore the countryside, encompassing grasslands and public footpaths. Along the route you might be fortunate enough to see otters, these secretive creatures can be difficult to spot, but their footprints might be visible along the muddy banks. Several species of birds, including herons and curlews can be seen along the Otterburn Village Trail and in the summer you’ll see a diverse range of flowers.

Finish your walk with a drink and something to eat in Weavers, coffee shop and restaurant.

Other local attractions

The Heritage Centre at Belingham

Kirkharle Coffee House

Cragside National Trust Country House

Wallington House, National Trust

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Cycling – Visit Northumberland

Star Gazing in Northumberland

Maguire Country Parks