Things To Do

Kielder Water & Forest Park

The Black Bull Hotel is situated 16 miles from the stunning Kielder Water & Forest Park, which brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. Kielder are home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England.

Hadrians Wall

The Black Bull is situated in the idyllic Northumberland Countryside and is just a small distance away from the iconic Hadrians Wall. Hadrians Wall is the scene for many films and has some of the most stunning walks you will ever see. This is a must see for anyone who enjoys the outdoors!

Cycling Enthusiasts

The Northumberland countryside has some of the most breathtaking cycling routes in the country. These routes can range from a gentle cycle with friends to the most advanced cyclists. There is something for everyone

Fishing Enthusiasts

The Black Bull is around 100m away from a stunning stretch of the River Tyne which is a great spot for any fishing enthusiast. Please email us to find out more about Fishing days out and trips we can plan for you!


The Black Bull is situated around 8 miles from the historic town of Hexham, which is perfect for a day out. Whether it is Horse Racing, Shopping or general sight-seeing this town is perfect for a day out. A visit to Hexham Abbey which dates back to the 9th Century is a must!


Northumberland has some of the best hiking trails anywhere in Europe. If you like to get outside and explore the countryside then this is the place for you. Contact us and we will tell you which routes are best and will give you more information on the trails available.