Gatehouse and Tarset links

Tarset Community

Information on farming, the community and visiting Tarset.

Local community and business

Greenhaugh First School

Information and drawings by the children of Greenhaugh first school.

Highgreen Arts

Arts courses and supporter of local arts projects.

Holly Bush Inn

Greenhaugh. Homely Northumbrian pub with real ale, food, accommodation, a roaring fire and a warm welcome.

Kielder Sports

Kielder Sports offer clay pigeon shooting, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain bike hire and guided bastle walks.

Northern Wilds

Northern Wilds specialises in wild food production in Northern England and is based in the heart of Northumberland National Park.

St. Aidan's Church, Thorneyburn

Built by the Greenwich Hospital Commissioners in 1818 to provide a living for ex Royal Navy Chaplains after the Napoleonic Wars and under the CoE North Tyne and Redesdale team of parishes.

Tarset Tor

Eco holiday settlement in Lanehead.

Torture Trails

Torture Trails is a 10k run over tough terrain and gruelling obstacles located in Tarset.

Unison Colour

The premiere manufacturer of artists' soft pastels in the world. Hand-made in Thorneyburn, Tarset.

Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC)

VARC funds and manages an artists' residency programme at Highgreen Manor, Tarset.

Zoe Childerley

Artist in residence 2016.

Khosro Adibi

Artist in residence 2014-2015.

Helen Pailing

Artist in residence 2013-2014.

Ingrid Pollard

Artist in residence 2012-2013.


Artist in residence 2011-2012.

Jenny Purrett

Artist in residence 2010-2011.

Jilly Morris

Artist in residence 2009-2010.

Nicky Coutts

Artist in residence 2008-2009.

Imi Maufe

Artist in residence 2007-2008.

Gavin Thorogood

Artist in residence 2006-2007.

Linda Gordon

Artist in residence 2005-2006.

Susan Grant

Artist in residence 6 months to September 2005.

Sebastian Lowsley-Williams

Artist in residence 6 months to March 2005.

Nigel Morgan

Artist in residence 2003-2004.

Thomas Donaldson

Artist in residence 2002-2003.

Karen Rann

Artist in residence 2001-2002.

Sonja Stringer

Artist in residence 2000-2001.


Hill Farming - People, Animals and Landscape, 2004-2005. VARC special project (see Books below).


Local weather from the automatic weather station located here at Gatehouse Cottage, Tarset.

Wild Northumbrian

Wild luxury camping in tipis and yurts.

Annual shows and festivals

Bellingham Show

Large agricultural show with country fair, ring events, trade stalls, entertainment and competitive events in nearby Bellingham.

Falstone Border Shepherds Show

Traditional farmers show, including sheepdog trials, fell race and family activities.


Music festival held on Brigantium Field in Rochester, Northumberland.

Agencies, organisations and government

Bellingham Heritage Centre

The heritage of the North Tyne and Redewater.

Black Middens Bastle House (English Heritage)

The roofless Black Middens Bastle House is accessible to tourists.

European Parliament

Mr Martin Callanan MEP

MEP for North East EU constituency (Conservative).

Mrs Fiona Hall MEP

MEP for North East EU constituency (Liberal Democrat).

Mr Stephen Hughes MEP

MEP for North East EU constituency (Labour).

Forestry Commission

Responsible for the 250 square miles of Kielder Forest in Tarset and beyond.

Kielder Observatory

Newly built observatory near Kielder Village taking advantage of the dark skies. See also the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Keep notified of potential aurora borealis (or northern lights) events at Lancaster University Aurora Watch or Google Earth to view the current night sky.

National Archives

Tarset search of the UK's National Archives.[truncated url]

Northumberland County Council

Northumberland's unitary authority since April 2009.

Northumberland National Park

Gatehouse is located within the 405 square miles of the Northumberland National Park which runs from near Hadrian's Wall north to the Scottish Border.

Northumberland Farmers Market Association

Farmers markets held throughout North East England.

Northumbria Tourist Board

Where to stay, places to visit, things to do and what's on.

One NorthEast

The Regional Development Agency (RDA) covering North East England - Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Tees Valley. See also their "Passionate people. Passionate places" regional image campaign.

Rural voices

Online community network for economic, social and environmental development in Northumberland.

United Kingdom Parliament

Mr Peter Atkinson MP

Member of Parliament for the Hexham constituency (Conservative).


Gatehouse Cottage

The photographs page on this web site.


Includes work by photographer Kate Bellis (see Books below).

Google Images

Tarset search of Google's image catalogue.

Images of England

North Bastle, Gatehouse, Tarset.

Keys to the Past

Gatehouse North Bastle, Gatehouse, Tarset (photographed in 1971).

Northumberland Communities

Heritage photographs from local communities in Northumberland including Bellingham, Falston and Kielder.

Structural Images of the North East, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Gatehouse North Bastle, Gatehouse, Tarset (photographed in 1967). and


National Statistics

Tarset civil parish map. [truncated url]

Northumberland Communities

Old ordnance survey maps and plans (see Photography above).

Northumberland Old Maps

Many small images of Northumberland maps from 1616 to 1920.


Border reivers

A selection of books recommended by Tullie House about the border reivers (an old name for robbers or bandits) in the 13th to 17th centuries.

Buildings of England: Northumberland

Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001). Includes a good description of the bastles and those at Gatehouse.


Work by photographer Kate Bellis and sculptor Sally Matthews on hill farming places, people and animals in Tarset funded by Visual Arts in Rural Communities (see Local community and business above).

Highgreen 2006

An account by Linda Gordon of her year spent as artist in residence (see Local community and business above).


Neighbourhood Statistics

Data created by National Statistics for the Upper North Tyne ward including an area summary centered on postcase NE48 1NG. [truncated url]

Northumberland InfoNet

Socioeconomic statistics and research regarding Northumberland.

Population Density

English local authorities ranked by population density.

Tynedale Local Authority Area Profile

January 2007 area and performance statistics produced by the Government Office for the North East.

Other link listings

One NorthEast

Extensive listings of websites in the North East of England.

UK Villages

Growing list of links for "villages" such as Gatehouse, Greenhaugh, Lanehead, Charlton, Hesleyside, Donkleywood, in and near Tarset.

Gatehouse Cottage, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1NG United Kingdom