DirectionsBy road, bus, foot or saddle - journey to Blanchland through stunning landscapes

By road – From the south, Consett and A68: take the turning for Blanchland and the Derwent Reservoir at Carterway Heads. Turn right in Edmundbyers at The Baa and Youth Hostel. Pass the Derwent Reservoir on your right and keep going until you come down the hill and cross the old bridge into Blanchland. Go straight on through the square, past the arch, and straight on to the left of the tea rooms. The car park is behind the tea rooms.

From the north, Hexham and Slaley: Follow the B6036 from Hexham, bypassing Slaley and over the fell and down into Blanchland. With the Abbey on your left, turn right, up the far side of the tea rooms to the car park on your left.

PLEASE use the car parks to allow everyone to enjoy the beauty of the village uncluttered by vehicles.

The main village car park is behind the tea rooms, and there is a smaller car park behind the Village Hall next to the playground. Customers of the Lord Crewe Arms have their own parking to the rear of the hotel. Parking is free but there are donation boxes to support the Blanchland Community Development Organisation, PLay Area, Blanchland Abbey and the Lord Crewe Charity.

There is cycle parking behind the Village Hall.

There is no electric vehicle charging points at present, but this is something actively being explored.

Public transport: The 733 Bus from Consett travels to Blanchland twice a day, Monday – Friday only, check the Journey Planner for times and locations

Find out more about the area from the North Pennines AONB here