Riding Mill is notable as the location of Riding Mill pumping station. Up until here the water released from Kielder Water uses the River Tyne but at Riding Mill it is pumped over the hills to Teesside as well as to the rest of Tyne and Wear. The only remaining village pub is 'The Wellington' as the two others have closed (The Railway and the The Broomhaugh). The Wellington, owned by the Spirit Group is open 7 days a week, serving food from 11.30 until 9.
Until 2006 there was a Post Office on the main road. Bobby's General Stores remains open for business.
As you leave the village heading towards Hexham, Hollin Hill Terrace is situated on the left. Very little information is available on these eight dwellings but they are a fine example of Victorian architecture. This terrace was not shown on maps of the area prior to 1850, but appear on a map dated between 1850/1894.
During 2008 the village was named the most expensive place to live outside of London
Tom Graveney - England test cricketer