Welcome to the web site of Ingram and the Breamish
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
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
Squirrel photographs courtesy of Edward Jones, a visitor to the
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.
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.
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.
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.