The Woollen Mill at Otterburn is a popular destination with visitors only 8 miles east and the National Trust property at Wallington Hall is well worth a visit. Pony trekking, windsurfing, sailing and ferry trips are only a small sample of the many outdoor activities that can be arranged at Kielder Water - Northern Europe’s largest man made lake - which is cradled by Kielder Forest Park, nearby. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey is only 17 miles away and the ancient town of Morpeth is 25 miles east. The World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall Country, England’s largest Heritage Site within this most northerly of National Parks is within easy driving distance and Vindolanda, Thirwell Castle, a quarry wildlife park, The Roman Army Museum and Walltown Craggs - the highest remaining section of Hadrian’s Wall - are all interesting visitor attractions close by. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy the miles of bridleways and footpaths surrounding this area whilst absorbing the panoramic vistas of the wild and un spoilt countryside across the Northumberland National Park. Machin Cottage provides an excellent base to explore Northumberland and gives easy access to the Scottish Borders.