Northumberland Holidays
Northumberland Holidays
walking
Northumberland is an ideal holiday destination for walkers of all abilities. Whether you are exploring the rugged countryside of Northumberland National Park or strolling along a sandy beach, there is always something new to see and the views are often magnificient.
Sycamore Gap, Northumberland
The Pennine Way
At 250 miles, the Pennine Way is one of the best known long distance walks in the UK. Starting at Hadrian's Wall, the route crosses the Cheviots and finishes in Scotland. Shorter options include a 73 mile walk along Hadrian's Wall and the Heritage Way, a 69 mile walk starting at Gateshead near Newcastle.
Northumberland National Park
The Park covers a vast landscape starting from the Cheviot Hills and Hadrian's Wall in the north, and extending down through the Coquet and Breamish Valleys to Wark Forest and the edge of Kielder Reservoir in the south. It takes in a wide variety of terrain, from hill country to river valleys and from heather moorland to woodlands. There are visitor centres at Once Brewed, Rothbury and Ingram.
Walking in Northumberland
The Heritage Coast
Great walking can be had along Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coast. A good example is the three mile walk from Bamburgh to Seahouses, which affords excellent views of the Farne Islands. Another is the one mile walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. Whichever stretches of coast you choose, you will not fail to be impressed by the fine beaches, sandy dunes and - above all - the wonderful scenery to be enjoyed along the way.
Crag Lough, Northumberland
Tuesday 26 September 2017