Visit Hexham

Hexham is a beautiful market town. Nestling in the Tyne valley, it was once named Englands best market town & the happiest place to live in 2019. It has a wealth of treasures & is located just a few miles from the world heritage site of Hadrians wall. The town has a stunning background & a building which dominates the town centre. Hexham Abbey was built in 674AD & is characterised by its stone architecture, cobbled streets and histroric buildings. Hexham also has plenty to offer visitors, including a leisure centre, cinema, swimming pool & two golf courses. The town also has its own racecourse & boasts a wealth of restaurants, supermarkets & shops. The town is well positioned, just 20 miles West of Newcastle Upon Tyne & has good railway & bus connections. Our Scout centre offers you a fantastic base for a weekend to explore not only Hexham, but the beautiful Tyne valley. Why not organise a Roman themed weekend for your Group and visit the mighty Roman Forts along the wall with their fascinating museums ? Or visit the heart of Geordie land Newcastle Upon Tyne with its wealth of facilities. The Northumberland coast with its beautiful coastline, magnificent castles & the heart of Christianity Holy Island are all possible for a day out from the centre. The Scout centre is only a one minute walk from the bus station & a five minute walk to Wentworth leisure centre where you can enjoy a swim or take your group Ten pin Bowling.   

The Lookwide Centre provides you with a fantastic base for your weekend. Our centre is fully central heated & comes with a kitchen, leaders lounge, small bunkroom & toilets & shower facilities. The building can be accessed by disabled persons & has a disabled toilet. We are always looking to improve our facilities as well with plans currently in place to redesign our kitchen facilities & provide a serving hatch through to the main hall as well as providing a secure Wifi connection. 

Apart from a small bunk room, our overnight accommodation is simply a floor for the night, so bring your camping mat or air bed , pillow & sleeping bag. We look forward to welcoming you to Hexham & the Lookwide Centre & we hope you enjoy your stay ! Depending on availability of the team at Hexham, we may be able to organise a film night on the big screen for you, Climbing on our climbing wall, or shooting using our indoor air rifle range. There is also the possibility of a camp fire so please speak to us to see how we can further enhance your weekend stay.

Hexham - Voted the U.K. Happiest   

                    place in 2019

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1st Hexham Scout Group
Lookwide Centre, Maiden's Walk, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1DR


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