A HEXHAM Courant reader captured these red squirrels enjoying the snow in the Allen Valleys.

THe footage was captured by Lynne Roddham in her garden in Allenheads.

The area is one of the few places in England where you can still catch a glimpse of the elusive red squirrel.

Their population has fallen in the UK due to the introduction of the grey squirrel, although a large population remains in Kielder Forest and in Scotland.