INGRAM is a small village situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. It has existed since pre-Saxon times and sits in the Breamish Valley where the River Breamish widens out into fields and haughland.
The Breamish Valley (and Ingram in particular) is renowned for its natural beauty and sites of archaeological and historical significance. There are Iron Age hill forts to find with various walks signposted, large open spaces to picnic by the river and wonderful views of the surrounding hills. If you want to walk, relax with a picnic or cycle there are many routes and spaces available to you. Being part of Northumberland National Park there’s also a visitor information board near the bridge, and car parking areas at various points in the valley.
You won’t find major tourist attractions here: the local landscape and genuinely unspoilt open spaces are enough to attract many visitors each year, whatever the season.
Take a look and see what we’ve got to offer…
Ingram Village Hall
Ingram Village Hall hosts several activities and entertainments throughout the year. It can also be used as an overnight stop for cyclists and walkers who wish to camp indoors overnight to guarantee staying dry! The hall is available for hire by individuals, groups and organisations.Read More
The village is the venue for the annual late Summer Ingram Show. There’s everything from gun dog displays to creepy crawlies road shows; terrier racing and pony sports, and craft tents to quoits. People travel from miles around to enjoy this most traditional country fayre.Read More
11th Century church
Ingram has its own Anglican church – St Michael and All Angels – steeped in history but still holding regular services with a small and lively congregation. It sits in a quintessentially English churchyard.Read More
Iron Age Hillforts
Just 0.5 mile out of the village and you arrive at Bulby’s Wood. There’s a car park here, together with public toilets. It’s a popular place to picnic alongside the River Breamish.
From here, a half hour walk up the hillside leads you to Brough Law Hillfort.Read More
Dark Skies Discovery Site
Set within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Ingram has been designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. As Ingram is away from the glare of city street lights, there is a very high level of darkness – perfect for viewing the billions of stars in our vast skies!Read More
Pennine cycle route
The National Cycle Network, Route 68 passes right by. Known as the Pennine Way, it follows the spine of England, through three National Parks between Derby and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The Sandstone Way is a 120 miles / 192km (approx) mountain biking route between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham. It journeys along the Sandstone Ridge in North Northumberland, linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops and passes through Ingram Village. The route traverses through an amazing ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery.
Close to Ingram Church is the Ingram Café. Situated in a stone building that was originally the village school, it offers tea & coffee, ice cream, cakes & bakes, light bites, local books, plants and home ware. Why not stop to refuel while walking or cycling in the Breamish Valley? Dogs welcome!
- Open 7 days a week
- Summer 10am-5pm
- Winter 11am-4pm
Bed & Breakfast
Ingram House Bed and Breakfast is an originally-built 18th Century farmhouse which now offers bed and breakfast accommodation in one double room and one twin room (both with en suite). It’s an ideal, picturesque base for walkers, sightseers, cyclists and stargazers alike.
Cheviot Holiday Cottages are a bespoke collection of award-winning, 5 star, luxury self-catering holiday cottages. Thery are set in an idyllic, unspoilt setting in Ingram. Family owned and run by Graham and Trysha since 1996, these unique holiday cottages are nestled around the secluded 4 acre grounds of a C18th rectory.