Allendale Estates has been involved in agriculture for generations and farming continues to lie at the heart of the Estate. Over recent years the Estate have grown their in hand farming operation extensively, the land is managed on either contract farming or grazing agreements. In addition there is circa 4,500 acres of land let on a range of farm tenancies to approximately 20 different tenants.  The Estate has a mixed farming pattern including arable, livestock and dairy holdings with a number having also diversified including the North Acomb farm shop
Nafferton Farm is let to Newcastle University and is a dairy unit utilising both organic and conventional systems, alongside conservation and research facility for the University.

The estate’s forestry is managed in-hand and follows a policy of natural regeneration where possible.  The woodlands are managed for amenity, shooting and commercial forestry, under the guiding principle of sustainability.
There are many miles of footpaths and bridleways across the Estate.  This allows visitors to have access to unspoiled countryside and wonderful views.