Within this website there are web pages on each of the
following parish groups or organisations.
Just click on a blue button below to find out more.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
We have put
together a list of some local, useful and interesting
Whether you want to contact your MP, see what's on at
the Playhouse, receive help from the local Citizens
Advice Bureau, view job vacancies, or simply browse some
good sites, a couple of clicks may get you there.
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
To access Northumberland County Council's Public Right
of Way Map, which shows the rights of way in our parish
and in our county, please click on the map below.
20 VILLAGERS CLEARED 65 KILOS OF LITTER!
Litter Picking Villager Chris Sayers
On Saturday 22nd April 2017, twenty public-minded
volunteers from Acklington gathered together to clear
rubbish from the village.
Event organiser, Alison Sharpe said, ďOur litter pick is
all about villagers working hard, having fun, and making
Acklington a great village to live in.Ē
65 Kilos of litter were collected. Most of the
collection was roadside rubbish thrown from cars, and
included food packaging, soft drinks containers and
The largest item collected was a full-sized, double
Well done to everyone. Our community is now a bit
ST OSWALD'S WAY
St. Oswaldís Way
is a long-distance walking route, exploring some
of the finest landscapes and fascinating history
of Northumberland. The route runs through
the centre of our parish.
To find out more, please click on the button
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'WELCOME TO ACKLINGTON' VIDEO RELEASED
Acklington Community Team has sponsored a 'Welcome to
Acklington' video. The team reckons the village is
the friendliest in Northumberland and their mission is
to "work together, have fun and make Acklington a great
village to live in." They have certainly produced
an excellent three and a half minute village guide.
Northumberland County Council will be carrying out road
works in our parish next month. Unfortunately this
will involve a temporary road closure and the disruption
that goes with it. The C102 road from Acklington
Junction to Guyzance Lee Junction is expected to be
closed from 15th to 19th January between the hours of
09:00-16:00. A diversion will be in place.
More details can be found on the roadworks.org
website.... just click on the following link:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RIGG & FURROW
Join us at the Acklington Burns Supper, as we raise Ďa
dramí to the life and continuing legacy of one of the
world most famous poets, prolific composers and
Remember the bard of Scotland as he would have wanted
it. Haggis, whisky, poems & songs with a celebration of
all things good and positive about Scottish culture and
life in general.
This is going to be a sell-out event, so make sure you
go online now to book your tickets.
Tickets £15 per person
We have an extremely rare tree in our
tree (situated in the NE corner of the
playing field at Acklington First
School) is very special. Not only is it
a rare Black Poplar, believed to be the
most northerly in the British Isles, but
it is more than likely the oldest thing
living in our parish.
Furthermore, in 2015 the tree made the
national final in the Woodland's Trust's
"Tree of the Year" contest (the only
tree in the north east to have done so)
and came a commendable seventh in the
Black Poplars can grow up to one hundred
feet tall and appear in many of
Constable's paintings, including the Hay
The Black Poplar is one of Britain's
rarest native trees and it is also one
of the most endangered.
Without active conservation the Black
Poplars could soon become extinct in
Acklington once boasted a very proud RAF
The RAF Station at Acklington played a major
part in the history of our parish and indeed
the history of the country?
The first enemy aircraft to crash on English
soil was shot down in 1940 by pilots from
For more information press
the RECENT HISTORY link button below.
Acklington is obviously a very
prestigious name in the fashion world
Acklington gives its name to a
style of men's trousers which
are produced by the outfitters
Jack Wills and cost the pricely
sum of £119.00
Well... they often say you "pay
for the name"
Fancy a pair?
...and just so the ladies don't
feel left out, you can purchase
an Acklington handbag from
Radley is one of Britain's
highly recognised designer
brands in leather bags.
Its flagship store is based in
London at 92 Kings Road and one
of their lines in handbags is
called "The Acklington Family"
Obviously the name "Acklington"
suggests high quality... as do
Medium Across Body Bag
Large Across Body Bag
Bucket Shoulder Bag
(Not kidding, honestly!)
Undoubtedly, however, the
paramount Acklington attraction
in the world of fashion are
these modern iconic black leather ankle boots
by Belstaff which incorporate
belt fastenings. The
'Acklington Boots,' as they are
named, will set you back a mere
£450 per pair. Now get
your wallet out!
NORTHUMBERLAND GEM IS A SUPER PLACE TO MILL AROUND
The following article was published in the
Sunday Post on 6th December
WITHIN a few minutes we can totally see why Mill
House in Guyzance, Northumberland was a silver medal
winner in the local tourism awards.
And why the B&B is one of literally a handful
shortlisted as the best in the whole of the north of
Itís a gem, the sort of home from home that
instantly makes you wish your abode really was like
And that owner Karen was your neighbour (when snow
trapped everybody in a few years ago she dragged
supplies on a sledge up hills to isolated
The house wins us over just as much as this
delightful one-woman force of nature.
Itís a 16th Century cottage, formerly part of the
Guyzance Hall Estate and home to mill staff.
We read about one of the workers, Fred Ė he also
served in the local Dadís Army during the Second
World War Ė in a personal testament Karen points out
in the gorgeous sitting room, original beams
catching the eye.
Itís the cosiest of country hideaways and every
single thing has been done to the highest possible
standard. Some, we learn, by Karen herself who
donned dust masks to sand floorboards and hunted for
A former teacher, we wonder if thereís anything she
canít do. Will breakfast disappoint perhaps?
Donít be silly. Itís simply sensational. All cooked
on an Aga and with attention to detail youíd
struggle to beat in the most high-end hotels.
Everything is perfection, from the porridge with
honey and coconut milk to the full English, with the
tomatoes marinated overnight. If thereís a better
start to the day anywhere, I havenít found it.
Mill House is the sort of place you could just
settle down with a book in the garden to watch the
deer on the hillside.
CHEERS! PARLOUR SWAPS MILK FOR BEER
The following article was published in the
Northumberland Gazette on 24th
Theo, Pippa, Louise and Robert Howie at the bar.
A Northumberland farmhouse brewery, launched in the
former milking parlour of a dairy farm, is offering
drinkers a taste of Christmas.
Rigg & Furrow Brewery, based at Acklington Park Farm
and run by the Howie family, opened its new licensed
bar and tasting room at the weekend with a special,
festive gingerbread beer.
More than 100 people turned up for the tasting room
Theo Howie said: ďTodayís been a great occasion and
an opportunity to say a big thank-you to everyone
whoís supported us this year and a big cheers from
the Howie family for our next year of brewery
Rigg & Furrow supplies its distinctive beer to more
than 100 bars, venues and hotels.
NEW TASTING ROOM FOR NORTHUMBERLAND FARMHOUSE
The following article was published in the
Northumberland Gazette on 13th
A farmhouse brewery, launched in a former milking
parlour less than a year ago, is launching a tasting
room and licensed bar.
On Saturday, Rigg & Furrow farmhouse brewery, based
at Acklington Park Farm near Morpeth, will formally
open the tasting room, launch its new Christmas beer
and mark its first nine months of business with a
Pippa and Theo Howie at the Rigg & Furrow farmhouse
brewery at Acklington.
So far in 2017, Rigg & Furrow has supplied its beer
to more than 100 bars, venues and hotels from
Scotland to Yorkshire, including well-known
Northumberland and Tyneside venues such as The
Office in Morpeth Ė the CAMRA North East pub of the
Bespoke, branded labels on bottles of beer to mark
special occasions or weddings have proven
particularly popular too.
Itís been 12 months of hard graft for the Howie
family, who are behind the venture, which came about
when Theo, a former music teacher and brewer from
London, married farmerís daughter Pippa.
HMP Northumberland (formerly known as HMP
Acklington) lies on the southern edge of our parish.
It is often featured in the news. To read the
latest prison news stories, please click on the
If you want to see the stories from Acklington
parish that made the news during the last few years,
you can do so by clicking on the links below.