Northumberland Training Centre, founded in 2006, is a young and fresh company which has bought and rennovated the Allendale Bunkhouse in 2014. Tony and Linda Beck live nextdoor to the Bunkhouse and are more than happy to organise memorable and adventurous outdoor activities for your group.

  • Base: Northumberland Training Centre is based at Deneholme in Allendale.
  • Locations: We deliver our activities on site at Deneholme, at our water activity venue Sweethope and other outdoor venues across Northumberland.
  • Transport: Transport can be provided.
  • Duration: Activities can last from 1 hour (for example archery) to all day (multi activity day).
  • Group size: The minimum group size is 6 people, maximum 60.
  • Equipment: All equipment is provided, apart from footwear.
  • Catering: We can either organise packed lunches, stop off at a shop or pub or you can bring your own provisions.
Outdoor Adventure

Our outdoor adventure activities are designed to cater for novices of each task – a basic fitness level is required, please contact us to clarify individual cases.


Mountain Biking
Let’s get on those bikes and enjoy the ride!

As part of a larger team challenge or purely as a fun day out, cycling is a fabulous way to reduce stress levels, build motivation and friendship in a team – and a heart warming meal with a few pints afterwards are not to be missed!

High Ropes Course
Find the hero inside yourself!

We use a number of high ropes courses and high tree challenges: starting at Beamish Hall, Matfen Hall, High Force, Weardale House and our very own at Deneholme in Allendale. High ropes provide a fantastic platform for building trust, improving communication and having fun!

Climbing and Abseiling
A harness & rope will keep you safe!

Rock climbing and abseiling – the ultimate proof of trust towards your colleagues. Learn how to belay each other, how to scale a rock face and abseil to the bottom. No prior knowledge of the activity or rope work required.

Search and Rescue
They searched, found and rescued!

Your team will transform into the Mountain Rescue Team. Whilst getting briefed in first aid and navigation skills, an emergency call to locate and rescue severely injured casualties surprises the team. Can they keep their cool, get organised and complete the mission?

Bows, arrows & a target

Firing an arrow into a target using a bow sounds pretty straight forward, but there is a skill to it. However, after a quick demonstration followed by an introductory round, you are ready for a competition. Cheer on your team and celebrate each bull’s eye!

Find your way – as a team!

Your team will be provided with maps & clues and receive a detailed brief on map reading and the local area before setting off on their challenge. The task is to locate the markers set out for your team and come up with the correct answers within the given time. This can be set out as a big team effort or a competition.

Raft Building
Using barrels, ropes and poles – that’s it!

Raft Building is one of the most obvious team building challenges there is: You are a team, you have a time limit and a definite stock of resources. Your challenge is to cross a given distance of water – dry if possible. Our Sweethope Loughs are our favourite location for this task.

Have fun on (not IN) the water

Canoeing is an ancient team orientated form of transport – you will get nowhere without your partner pulling his or her weight! Communication is key when it comes to turning the boat around, increasing your speed or stopping. Enjoy a lovely journey around a beautiful lake at the same time.

Gorge Walking
Jumping off waterfalls, swimming in pools

This activity is adrenaline at its best! It combines water, height, remoteness, tight squeezes – and leaves the team utterly reliant on each other’s support. Don’t underestimate the power of a shared adventure and fears overcome as a team. Everyone will have a story to tell for months to come.

Underground, we are going underground…

Caving and mining are activities for the most adventurous of teams, challenging a fear at the very heart: being underground with tons of rock and soil above you and only a head torch to light the passages. Our novice level mines do not require any prior knowledge of the activity – what an adventure it is!

Horse Riding

Sinderhope Pony Trekking Centre
Enjoy beautiful scenery on horseback. The centre is based on a traditional working hill farm just outside Allendale, surrounded by miles of beautiful moorland and wildlife is plentiful with many examples of upland birds of Great Britain, such as the Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Snipe and Lapwing. You can book a lesson or join a treck. Riding hats and boots included.

Tel: 01434 685226
Farm: High Sinderhope, Sinderhope, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9SH

There also is an indoor arena for lessons and bad weather.


Allendale is quite simply a walker’s paradies!
Please find further infor about short walks, day walks, trips and long distance walks here.


Killhope Mine Centre

Opening Times: We are open from theĀ 1 April 2015 until the 1 November 2015, Daily 11.00am-5.00pm

A visit to Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. Further details can be found on (12 miles from Allendale)

Hadrian’s Wall and Housestead’s Fort and Visitor Centre ( Tel: +44 (0)1434 344363)

Vindolanda (Further details on Our two sites – Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum – are situated amongst some of the best preserved sections of Hadrians’s Wall.

13 miles / 20-25 minutes by car from the Allendale Bunkhouse.

Beauty Treatments, Swimming, Sauna and Fitness

Natural Beauty

Anna Stonehouse is based at “Your Place” literally on the other side of the market place – opposite the Bunkhouse. She offers treatments there or she can visit the Bunkhouse. Please ring or email to make an appointment.

Phone: 07792414238 and Email:


beauty pic

You can download a full price list here: price list



natural beauty


Swimming and Fitness

There are a number of swimming pools, leisure centres and sauna facilities in the area:

  • Wentworth Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre in Hexham (12 miles from Allendale) Tel: 01434 607080
  • Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (Heated Outdoor Pool) Tel: 01434 320 727
  • Swallow George Hotel small pool, fitness equipment, sauna and steam room. Tel: 01434 681611
  • Wet ‘N Wild, Royal Quays, North Shields (45 miles from Allendale) Tel: 0191 296 1444