Humshaugh Parish Council
Humshaugh is a rural Parish, situated on the River North Tyne, six miles from Hexham. The hamlets of Chollerford, Haughton, Lincoln Hill and Walwick are part of the Parish.
It has a population of 622 (data from the 2011 National Census) with a good mix of ages between young families and retired people. Amenities include an award-winning Village Shop, a Village Hall, First School, Church, Doctors’ Surgery, Cricket Club, a pub, hotel and B&Bs. Humshaugh is a popular destination for tourists visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Chesters Fort with its Roman Bath House and Museum.
Farming is an important industry in the area, along with the nearby quarry at Keepershield, and Kielder Forest also provides job opportunities. A number of residents also commute to Newcastle along the A69 corridor. There is a bus service to Hexham and Bellingham, and connecting on to Newcastle, but many people rely on car use.
With thanks to “The Northumberland Village Book” for extracts (written by members of the Northumberland Federation of Women’s Institutes, and published by Countryside Books.)
Photographs courtesy of Chris Harding
The Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of every second month (starting in January). Please see the rest of the website for details, or contact the Clerk at email@example.com