Upper Breamish Valley near Alnham Moor (by James Bone)



Welcome to the web site of Ingram and the Breamish Valley

The tiny village of Ingram, has existed since pre Saxon times and sits in the valley of the River Breamish where it widens out into fields and haughland.


Hedgehope hill over the Breamish 



The Breamish Valley (and Ingram in particular) is renowned for its natural beauty and sites of archeological and historical significance. There are Iron Age hill forts to find with various walks signposted, large open spaces to picnic by the riverside 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 tourist information centre near the Village Hall 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.


A regular sight in the valley - red squirrel        Red squirrel in flight


Squirrel photographs courtesy of Edward Jones, a visitor to the valley


The lovely church of St Michael and All Angels sits in a quintessential English churchyard, its origins lost in antiquity. Close by is the old school, now a National Park visitor centre, well worth a visit to see some of the amazing finds unearthed during a decade of archaeological excavations in the 1990s.




Upper Breamish in Winter 



Ingram and theBreamishValley is primarily a farming community. Whatever time of year you choose to visit you will come across farming activities. You will be welcome to stop and watch whatever is going on from lambing or shearing to harvesting but be aware of possible movement of livestock on your journey. Ingram Show on the second Saturday in September is always worth a visit as an example of a small traditional country event bringing together people from all areas of the local community to display their stock alongside the traditional skills and crafts of a rural area.


Bluebells cover East Hill in Spring


The valley is a popular destination for visitors. Some come to walk the open rolling hills and experience at first hand the ‘land of the far horizons’, others to picnic beside the river. Home to a rich variety of flora, fauna and birdlife it is an ideal place to observe the changing seasons with their different sights and sounds, and, with no light pollution, the wonderful night skies.


Linhope Spout in spate 


We want you to visit and enjoy everything the BreamishValley has to offer – but please respect its peace and tranquillity as an open space for you and a livelihood for its inhabitants.


Reaveley from the South  St Michael's church, Ingram



Links to other sites of interest:-

Northumberland Tourist Information  

Sustrans Route 68

The Sandstone Way

Breamish Valley 

Cheviot Walks

Accommodation in the area:-

Bed and Breakfast:-

Ingram House B and B

Self Catering:-

www.cheviotholidaycottages  .co.uk