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Local History

Wark lies on a particularly beautiful stretch of the river North Tyne, twelve miles north of Hexham and fourteen south of Kielder Water.  It is well served by local transport with local buses running through to Hexham connecting with the Hadrian’s Wall AD 122 service.

At the centre is a picture-postcard village green, dominated by a magnificent chestnut tree planted in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. On the South side is the Town Hall, a popular venue frequently hosting events including Friday coffee mornings serving tea, coffee and home made cakes from 10am to noon.

The Black Bull Inn and Battlesteads Hotel provide good accommodation, food and drink whilst the Grey Bull remains a traditional pub. Also, a good selection of B&Bs and holiday cottages are available.

The Shop and Post Office is open all day for your daily requirements and Wark Butchers supplies high quality, locally sourced meats and many types of own recipe sausages and other groceries including wine.

Across the river the Sports Club provides a variety of sports facilities and children’s play area to keep young and old amused and entertained.

The Pennine Way and Pennine Cycle track pass close by and a number of footpaths enable the visitor to explore the beautiful countryside and river. Walk leaflets are available free from the Shop.

To the West of Wark is the village of Stonehaugh, with the Warksburn picnic area and forest trails where you may see wild life such as roe-deer and red squirrels.