Allenheads in Northumberland is perched high among the hills of the northern Pennines and is another example of a once booming Industrial village which has had to rediscover itself through tourism.
Allenheads has restored many of the old buildings in the village and is now a popular stopover, caterering for both C2C cyclists and tourists alike. Reminders of the once thriving iron mining Industry can be viewed at the Allenheads Heritage Centre which is well worth a visit.
The village also has a coffee shop, a village store, a childrens play area and is also home to a Ski club which boasts the only permanent ski slop in England! Complete with four tows to take you to the top of the run at over 550 metres. The village has a pub, B&B's, bunkhouses and local campsites.