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The Sandstone Way is a new 120 miles (192km approx) mountain biking route between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham along the Sandstone Ridge in North Northumberland linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops. The route traverses through an amazing ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery. The Sandstone Way links numerou ...

Farm graffitti dating from 1880 to Post-War has been found in the top floor on the  lime plaster of the barns. ...

The Silo was designed and built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside to make silage for his Prize Shorthorn Beef Cattle that were housed here at Cragend Farm. It is a Grade II* listed building of National Importance because it gives historians an insight into the Agricultural Industrial Revolution that occurred in Victorian England. Silage was a new commodity in the 1880's but was tho ...

Half-terms Dates: Rooms available for Bed & Breakfast. 10th - 17th February 2017 17th - 26th February 2017 £120 for 2 people and £140 for a family of 4 including breakfast per night. ...

The Santa letters have been written, and the boxes of decorations are being opened. Only a few weeks until our first Christmas "Cocktails and Canapes' Cookery Class with Mary Wilkins on 2nd December with the Grand Finale for 2016 of "Christmas Fayre" on the 14th December. Book now www.marywilkinscookery.co.uk ...

Witches' markings: "Public urged to check their house for strange symbols carved into the walls by Historic England".   When we saw this headline today, 31st October 2016 Halloween, we thought we must write a blog about the ones we have near the front Door in our Hall. Carved into the lime plaster near the entrance there are several markings, with one very clear Daisy Wheel. ...

Mary Wilkins and Lou Renwick took cooking equipment and ingredients along to Cambo Village Hall, Northumberland to entertain the local W.I. Group in October 2016. Lou gave a talk on the history of Cragend Farm and the renovations that are on going. The talk included viewing examples of items found on the farm during the renovations, including a cannon ball, a hedge splitter and ...

We are always pleased to meet the interesting people at Cragend who come through our doors, but none more so than the delightful Cleo and Mark Butterfield who came to stay with us whilst visiting Woodhorn Archives and Northumberland. They are fabulous collectors of Vintage Clothing, and were so interesting about some old dresses and fans we told them about that are family heirl ...

Open Day 9th June 2016 We had an excellent day of showing visitors around the newly restored farm buildings with a demonstration by ESSE chef Steve Evans. Supported by local producers, we raised money for Macmillan and Rothbury Christmas Lights. ...

The restoration of the weighbridge took a few years but we have finally got the building in order. Our thanks to Roger kagan and Delilah for all their help. ...