Acomb village lies within walking distance of Hadrian’s Wall, on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Acomb is Anglo Saxon, akum , meaning ‘place of the oaks’ , reflecting the fact that the area was covered with forest.
Acomb has two churches, Acomb Methodist Church in the village itself, and St John Lee Church of England which lies a short walk away.
Fallowfield Dene camping and caravan site offers a base for exploring the local countryside, with on-site facilities within a woodland setting, around a mile from the centre of Acomb.
Nearby, the Mariners Cottage Hotel offers bed and breakfast, pub with real fire and pool table.
We are lucky to have several excellent pubs within Acomb village, with three on the Main Street alone. The Sun Inn offers per-friendly accommodation, while the Miners Arms specializes in real ales and traditional pub food. You can enjoy a drink at the bar at the Queens Arms , which also offers bed and breakfast accommodation.
For a delicious take away supper, try the Sea Chef fish and chip shop on Garden House Bank, open Thursday Friday and Saturday.
Acomb is the focal point for a number of beautiful walks and cycle routes. Popular walks include Acomb to Watersmeet, a designated site of special scientific interest for the flora and fauna, and Acomb to Heavenfield, the site of a historic battle as well as the beautiful St Oswald’s church. The church stands on St Oswald’s Way Pilgrimage Trail, which runs from Heavenfield to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) . From outside the church, there are magnificent views over to the Cheviot Hills.
There are digital maps of all the local footpaths and bridleways available on the Northumberland Council website;
Other local services include Acomb Hair Salon https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/Acomb-Hair-Salon-376289302711003/ and Acomb Post Office, both on Main Street.
Acomb has a First School, a small village school which also hosts Little Oaks Nursery.