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Something for everyone...........

The Hemmel cafe provides an all year round service and is a meeting place for the community from Tuesday to Sunday. It is also popular with Coast to Coast cyclists, motorists and walkers. Car parking and public toilets are close by.

Visitors can visit the permanent exhibition on of lead mining and also learn about the distinctive upland farming of the dale.  There is also a traditional blacksmith's shop and the chance to enjoy a short nature walk.

For walkers' looking for more of a challenge, there's Isaac's Tea Trail, a Long Distance Path (36 miles), named after Isaac Holden, who delivered tea on foot up the East Allen Valley and over the moors. Accommodation and meals are also available in the village. Further details of the trail including the route are at 

Copies of A guide to Isaac's Tea Trail, Isaac's Strange Gift and Allenheads - the story of a lead mining village, along with other publications of local interest are available from the The Hemmel.  

Public transport - The 688 Bus Route links Allenheads with Allendale, the Tyne Valley and the wider world.



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