Outdoor & Active

Hexham really is the town that has something for everyone with great walks and cycle routes on the doorstep, two golf courses, rowing, canoeing and kayaking on a picturesque stretch of the River Tyne, indoor bowling and outdoor bowls. We also boast Northumberland's only racecourse, the most picturesque in Britain!

Edwards of Hexham

Game-Fishing, Shooting Clothing, Shooting Accessories and Country Wear Retailer. Online shop.

No Limits Gym

Gym and dance studio.

Wentworth Leisure Centre

Large leisure centre offering: swimming pool, gym, fitness classes, running track, tenpin bowling, soft play and cafe.

​Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall is Britain’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site. Stretching 73 miles from North Sea to Solway Firth, the Wall is the backbone to Hadrian’s Wall country, with stunning...

Sill Landscape Discovery Centre

The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the Northumberland National Park. The building is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National...

​International Dark Skies Park

The International Dark Skies Park covers an area of 572 square miles (nearly 1,500 square kilometres), making it Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Awarded gold tier designation by the...

​Market Place

Markets have been held in Hexham for centuries, continuing to this day with a thriving Farmers' Market held twice a month and stalls selling a variety of produce located in in the Shambles almost...

​​Hexham Railway Station

Opened in 1835, Hexham Railway station is one of the oldest railway stations in the world, built to link the lead mines of the North Pennines to the Tyne docks at Blaydon. The buildings and...

​​St Wilfrid's Gateway, Market St

This large stone archway on Cowgarth, leading off Market Street, is all that remains of the main Priory Gatehouse, where the canons defended the priory of Hexham against Henry VIII’s men in 1536...

Ornate Shop Facade (16-18 Fore Street)

Currently occupied by White Stuff, this amazing ornate shop frontage was carved by a Belgian refugee in 1916. The original furnishings and contents of this former pharmacy are now in the Science...

​Shorter Walks in and around Hexham Town

Hexham town and the surrounding countryside is very picturesque and contains a wealth of interesting features, buildings and landscapes to explore. The three shorter heritage trail walks are...

​Longer Walking Routes in Northumberland

Where to begin? Northumberland's breathtaking scenery can be walked from fell-top to wooded valley and from the Pennines to the North Sea. Here are just a few examples of the many walking routes ...

​Sandstone Way

Sandstone Way is a new 120 mile / 193 km (approx) mountain biking route in Northumberland and stretches from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Hexham. It links, and...

​Hadrian's Cycleway

The 160 mile (256 kilometres) cycling route stretches the length of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site linking Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast to Tynemouth near Newcastle.

Most of it...

​Bowling Clubs

​There are two bowling clubs in Hexham :  

Hexham House Bowling Club

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Tynedale Tennis Club

The courts and club house are beside Tynedale Cricket Club. Tynedale Tennis Club is thriving club with six artificial grass all-weather courts.

​Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse is situated at High Yarridge, to the south of Hexham. The steeplechase course is around 600ft above sea level with glorious...

​Hexham Golf Club

This traditional course is set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland above Hexham. Featuring stunning views and with its Grade 1 listed clubhouse, this course really is up there with some of the most...

Tynedale Golf Club

This 9-hole parkland course is in Tyne Green Country Park on the banks of the River Tyne. Surrounded by beautiful mature trees and with views of the river, this pretty course is suitable for all...

​Tyne Green Country Park

Set on the banks of the River Tyne and just 15 minutes walk from the town centre, this country park offers easily accessible walking and cycling routes west along the river to Warden and beyond,...

​Abbey Grounds and Sele Park

The Abbey Grounds and Sele Park range from formal gardens featuring a pretty, traditional bandstand to woodland walks and the open grassy expanse of the Sele. Mature trees are present throughout...

​Fishing

The River Tyne is England’s premier salmon river, with dace, roach, chubb, pike and sea trout also found in the Tyne. Brown trout are common, with some rainbow trout around too.

All fresh...