Run by: Ann & Phil Homer
Right on the original C2C route, this is a lovely 18th century village inn and a must for cyclists who enjoy atmosphere, hospitality and all-round rustic comfort. Fine ales and big helpings of tasty fare make this probably the most popular stop-off on the entire route. CAMRA and Good Pub Guide. Single occupancy restricted during busy season. Dinners from £7.99 up to £15.99 for a 12oz plate defying sirloin. Secure lock-up, free parking, free wifi.
Run by: Helen Ratcliffe & Alan Smith
The Victorian Schoolhouse has a refurbished accommodation wing which includes a large open plan area with big comfy sofas, wood burning stove and built in kitchen. Approx 100 metres from C2C route and pub with spectacular views over village and North Pennines.
B&B: £32-£35. Rooms: 2T and 2 bunk rooms (4 beds in each). Max 12 beds. 2 bathrooms with shower. Pk lunch: no. Eve meal: pub. Secure cycle storage.
Tel: 01434 685040
Mob: 07966 257276
Run by: Sarah Marriner
Central heating, secure bike lockup, drying room, separate showers. 4 bed new self-catering cottage to rent next to Allenheads Lodge.
Run by: Amanda Noble
The Hemmel Cafe is a charming little stop-off with a wood-burning stove, an airy courtyard and free WiFi. Amanda Noble, who took over in 2013, offers home cooking using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and teas, coffees, wines and bottled beers. Breakfast is served all day and the home-made bread, scones and cakes are to die for. Amanda took over last year and has injected much energy to this thriving hub.
Run by: Julie Macdonald
Bunkhouse and campsite right on C2C route about 1.5 miles before Allenheads Village. There are 2 rooms in the Bunkhouse, each sleeping 6 people. The campsite is small but secluded right at the back of the Bunkhouse. There are showers and a locked bike shed for the Bunkhouse. No kitchen facilities and booking is essential. Evening meals available in the village.
Rooms: 2 - 6 bunks each + 2 showers. Camping: £8 pppn. B&B: £27. Packed lunch: please give a day or so advance warning. On C2C route. Pub: in the village. Drying facilities and secure lock-up.
Run by: Janine & Mike Swindale
Blacketts is Grade II listed and was built in 1788 by Sir Thomas Blackett (it used to be called Newhouses). Standing 1400 feet above sea level, it was originally a short row of cottages provided for workers in the Allenheads Leadmines. Warm and comfortable with fantastic views over the fells and open all year, if you're lucky you might see the resident red squirrel! There are three bedrooms with 5-6 beds available in two twin rooms (one of which can be a SuperKing at request) and 1 single/double room. The twin/SuperKing is en-suite, while the others share a bathroom. The owners live adjoining the bed and breakfast but you will have your own private sitting room and dining room to use with tea and coffee making facilities downstairs and in the bedrooms. There is a secure lockup and workshop facilities for your bikes. There is a pub and cafe in the village where meals are served and both are a short walk from your accommodation. Please note: Complimentary Therapy treatments are available on site, including post-exercise aromatherapy massage and hot stones treatments available from £20.