Dogs Welcome & Local Walks

Given the rural setting of Linden Tree Pub, it stands to reason that we are quite fond of animals, especially the canine companions our guests bring in to meet us after walks in the countryside.

Your four-legged friends are more than welcome in our pub, especially if they are well behaved, and that tends to happen with dogs that come to visit after they’ve walked, ran and chased their way through the exciting Northumbria wilderness beforehand.

While you as owners are tucking into your meals and enjoying the conversation, our staff are always on hand to give your pet a bowl of water or a treat or two – if they ask nicely, of course!

When preparing to bring the whole family along for an afternoon or evening in the pub, why not check out some of the great walking trails in the area on offer that we know are dog-friendly favourites of locals and visitors alike.

Longhorsley Hiking Route

For those looking for a moderate walk taking just over three hours and covering 13.7km, park up on West Road in Longhorsley and venture south towards Muckley and Haredene.

From here, you can follow an enjoyable loop through Doe Hill Farm and scenic Rayburn Lake, before venturing through peaceful woodland and back to Longhorsley.

Village Trail

If you don’t want to venture too far before your meal, a gentle, family-friendly walk through Longhorsley village gives you a real sense of the area that’s enough for kids and small dogs to get a bit of exercise.

Just under a mile long in total, take in some of the historic buildings that have shaped the area in recent centuries, including Longhorsley Tower – built in the late 15th century for the Horsley family, it is a Grade I listed building that has recently been restored.  

Lordenshaws Loop

A great choice if you want to bring the camera along to capture a forest-covered landscape typical of the region with spectacular views over to the Cheviots, taking around an hour to walk over what was a former hillfort.

Especially apparent on a clear day, the Cheviots is a dramatic range of rolling hills on the border between England and Scotland and is the highest point in Northumberland National Park at 815 metres.