Recently extensive work has been carried out on the remains of the Smelt Mill works (the scheduled ancient monument) at Allen Mill with aid from the AONB Landscape Partnership Scheme. Bingsteads, flues and ore hearths have been revealed and their remains conserved with additional aid from a small dedicated group of volunteers. A mobile phone app. and interpretation panels enable visitors to view the site as it was in the 19thC. In the future work will continue with the volunteers on restoring the remains and installing a new water wheel. The site has ample free parking for cars and coaches . A short and enjoyable walk along the East Allen River connects Allen Mill to Allendale Village.
The walk is a sculpture trail and further works can also be seen at Allen Mill where sculptures by eight internationally known artists are on view. More sculpture will be added as the site is developed.
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The Spice Mill
A brand new restaurant has arrived to Allen Mill from the creators of 'Saathis' in Hexham. Sit down meals and takeaways are be available.