The beautiful market town of Brampton is close to Hadrian’s Wall and built from local sandstone. The town acts as a base for exploring the wonderful areas around it like the North Pennines, Irthing Valley and Geltsdale. Gentle, rolling countryside, bridle ways, woods, fields and moorlands all make this a pleasant and idyllic place to walk, cycle and explore. In the town itself, attractions include Cumbria Cottage Farm Shop and Tea Room, Slack House Organic Farm, Solway Aviation Museum and Geltsdale Brewery. Brampton restaurants and Brampton Golf Course are also very popular with residents and visitors alike.
Brampton has a small population of 4000, in historical and geographical terms, it is actually located within a hollow formed by glacial action from the ice-age! There are so many places in the surrounding areas to visit, like Gelt Woods, an RSPB nature reserve, which is about 2 miles south from Brampton, it holds an actual inscription carved by a Roman soldier on a rock. The Howard Arms and the String of Horses Inn are two popular hotels in Brampton and offer warm welcomes for tired travellers and a well deserved drink! Weather in Brampton, like a lot of places in northern England, is subject to change! So even in the summer months, always be prepared with waterproofs and sun cream for both sides of the spectrum! For those on an adventure without a car, Brampton’s railway station is on Newcastle and Carlisle railway, so it is very accessible from these nearby cities.