Allen has always lived and farmed in Askrigg, Wensleydale, having been educated at Wensleydale School. He is married with 3 children, one who works on the farm, one in hotel management and one in the NHS.
Allen is Chairman of Askrigg Parish Council and a member of Yorebridge Educational Foundation.He is a trustee of Askrigg Foundation and the Cumbria and Yorkshire Dales Farmers Network. He is also Vice-Chairman of Hawes Farmers Auction Mart and a director of the Upper Wensleydale Community Partnership and Yorebridge Sports & Leisure.
Allen likes the countryside and any sport but especially Burnley Football Club. He dislikes cities, queuing and crowds!
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