Information for walkers and cyclists

As outdoor enthusiasts ourselves we appreciate how nice it can be to come back to a warm bath, hot food and to have a space to store and dry wet weather gear, walking boots and bikes. We believe that whether you are cycling, or walking, The Old Hayloft is the perfect spot to come back to at the end of the day.

View of Raylees

Northumberland has some of the best walking and cycling in England. Walking in the Cheviots you will remote hills and tranquil valleys.


Our welcome pack includes a wealth of guidance on local walks and cycle routes, and walks and bike rides further afield in Northumberland. We also have a range of OS maps and guide books for the local area. If you are interested in arranging guided walks before you arrive we would recommend that you try the local company Shepherds Walks. Further information on walks, to help you plan in advance of your trip, can be obtained from the Ramblers Association or from the Northumberland National Park

In addition if you thinking of coming for a cycling holiday there is a new website which has all the cycling information you need. Cyclepad Northumberland is a one-stop shop for everythiong cycling related in Northumberland. You will also find information on local bike hire and repair shops, public transport and local eateries in our welcome pack when you arrive. If you are arriving by bike and don’t have capacity to carry all your food, don’t worry. We are also happy to take grocery orders pre-arrival, so that you have everything you need when you arrive