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Allendale Town Information




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Alendale is a small village in the picturesque Allen valley, backed by the hills and moors of the North Pennines. Once a prosperous major centre for the mining of lead, it is now a much smaller rural settlement, though relics of it's industrial past can still be found in the surrounding countryside. Laying within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Allendale is a popular base for walkers and has a good range of accommodation, tea rooms and gift shops.

The valley is sometimes referred to as Mallendale by fans of the author, Catherine Cookson, as this was the setting for her 'Mallen Streak' Trilogy.