Bellingham Show Coming Up

Some info on the Bellingham show –

January in Bellingham

While we can’t claim tropical temperatures at this time of the year, we’re certainly having a run of luck. Today sees the first real snow we’ve had this year and even then it is light. Crisp but as you can see we still have some blue sky – comparing that to other parts of the country – we’re very lucky so far.

January in Bellingham

January in Bellingham

A Great August in Bellingham

The Bellingham show (27th August) is now over for another year – put the date in your diaries for next year. See their Facebook page.  Weather is looking ok – a little rain but still warm.

2016 Updates for Hollyberry Cottage

Lots going on – we’ve completely re-done the downstairs bedroom which now has vastly improved lighting… we’ve now properly cleaned out and insulated the bike storage area outside updated the parking area with new gravel and a new sign  in that area which is now considerably improved.

Coming up:

25th May 2016 – Heritage Centre – guided walk to discover the natural history of Hareshaw Linn.

27th August 2016 the Bellingham Show.

11th September 2016 – Heritage Centre – guided  Walk of Hareshaw Common and the Pennine Way

More to come – I just thought I’d do a quick update.

Piping Hot Water

At last – a perfectly working heating system! 3 months it has taken and I ended up doing it myself.

Bellingham Show 2015

29th of August 2015 – the Great Bellingham Show –



September 11th-14th at BrownRigg!! Now in it’s 5th year, Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival is a superb weekend of top quality live music set in Northumberland National Park. A fantastic opportunity to experience some of the best and most established folk, blues and acoustic acts alongside new and emerging talent.

Bellingham Show

Don’t miss the Bellingham show – 30st August 2014!

Winter in Bellingham

You might not expect much sunshine in December but actually we’ve had our share of fine weather up here (ok, not exactly continental) as you can see from these pics taken in December 2012 around Bellingham and surrounding area. You can click on the images to get larger versions with captions.


Teatime near the church between Wark and Bellingham


Sunset near Bellingham


Winter drive from Wark to Bellingham (5 miles)


Even mid-winter there's plenty of life

Superb weather

You have just got to be here to believe this – after a RUBBISH April the weather has suddenly picked up – the last few days have been wonderful and it’s looking like an excellent weekend for walks in and around Bellingham.