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Area: Northumberland

'The high point of any visit to Belsay is the unique Quarry Garden, a fantasy of ravines, pinnacles and exotic plants. No wonder Belsay Hall is one of the most loved visitor attra ...
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Category Castle Morpeth

'Access through the dunes is via a well surfaced track, which is part of the National Cycleway network. The path is well used by walkers, joggers and cyclists and is suitable for wheelchairs and bu ...
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'For many years Bolam Lake has been a popular place for a day in the countryside. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake or explore the woodland. Bring a ...
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Category Castle Morpeth

Stocksfield 'lies in the angle between the Stocksfield burn and the River Tyne. Stocksfield itself was built by the late Victorians following the opening of the Newcastle Carlisle Railway. However ...
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Category Tynedale

'Inner Farne and Staple islands are those open to the public, please check opening times before visiting. Their very special inhabitants include puffins, terns, guillemots, eider ducks and a colony ...
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Category Alnwick

'A Footsteps guided walk can take you to the wilder side of the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We go deep into the hidden valleys and to the summits of some g ...
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Category Northumberland

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'Haltwhistle was probably in existence in Roman times, as it is one of the closest approaches of the River South Tyne in its upland reaches to Hadrian's Wall. The old Roman road or ...
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Category Tynedale

'The army's red flag, which normally flies near the gate, does not apply to the Reserve, but do not pass the MOD signs at the reserve boundary. Please keep to the marked paths; terrain is rough.'...
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Category Alnwick

Why set up? 'Social/economic: Idealism of the sixties. The (then) fuel crisis and doom-laden predictions. Morpeth opening up as a commuter town with an increasing number of incomers keen t ...
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Category Castle Morpeth

'The AONB was designated in 1958 and covers 39 miles of coast from Berwick to the Coquet estuary. Within this stretch of coastline is some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Europe.'


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Category Northumberland

'Around 1100 kilometres of rights of way provide the focus for accessing the special area of Northumberland National Park. Furthermore, we have negotiated around 50 kilometres of permissiv ...
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Category Northumberland

'During the Spring and Summer, Northumberland National Park and Active Northumberland are working with Healthy Walks leaders to design walks suitable for people wanting an easy in ...
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Category Northumberland

'In the Groups section ... you will find downloadable details of the current walks programme for each group. As a Ramblers' member, you are welcome to join any group on any of their walks.'


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Category Northumberland

[1] Wagonway Walk - - - : [2] Holywell and Sluice Walk - - - : [3] Holywell Dene and Old Hartley Walk - -- : [4] Country and Coast Walk


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'The park is a popular area for informal activities such as walking, bird watching and picnicking as well as organised activities such as rowing and fishing. In 2003 Castle Island gained s ...
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'Around 1150 the "new town" of Alnmouth was founded by William de Vesci. The Earls of Norhtumberland and the monks of Alnwick built a port here to serve the surrounding area. With the expansion of ...
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Category Alnwick

[1] Alnmouth Village Walk - - - : [2] Lovers' Walk - - - : [3] Lesbury and the River Aln - - - : [4] To the Beacon - - - : [5] To Foxton and the Beacon - - - : [6] The Estuary Walk - - - : [7] To C ...
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Category Alnwick

[1] Alnwick 1 Hulne Park (8 miles) : - - : [2] Rothbury 1 Circular via Whitton to Thrum Mill (2.5 miles) : - - : [3] Rothbury 2 Circular - The Carriage Drive (7 miles) : ...
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Category Alnwick

Bamburgh 'is notable for two reasons: the imposing Bamburgh Castle, overlooking the beach, seat of the former Kings of Northumbria, and at present owned by the Armstrong f ...
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Warning 'The town walls are steep and in some places dangerous. Please exercise caution if exploring from this route.'


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'All the challenge walks in Northumberland (except Cragside and St Cuthbert's Way Challenge Walk which have a guided option) are self guided. You will be sent the route beforehand, but all the chal ...
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Category Northumberland

'Online since 01 January 2006 and, with more than 422,000 current hits, this website is the leading free online resource for walking in the Cheviot Hills. The website received a "Special Mention" i ...
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'Please note this walk has fairly strenuous sections in places. Walkers should be fully prepared for the conditions and should anticipate the potential for dramatic changes in the weather.'


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Category Tynedale

Craster to Low Newton Coastal Walk 'For a bracing and beautiful coastal walk, Northumberland is without compare. Enjoy magnificent views and miles of sandy bay. This walk sets foot from th ...
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Category Alnwick

'It is a completely new right of access, giving everyone the legal right to explore our coast for the very first time. It is much more than just a path, it will give access to beaches, cliff-tops, ...
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[1] Many of the routes are permissioned by landowners - enjoy the countryside and respect the livestock and the land - - - : [2] Always follow the signed paths - - - : [3] Guard against risk of Fir ...
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Category Tynedale

'Isaac's Tea Trail is named after Isaac Holden, an itinerant tea seller and local philanthropist. Isaac was a lead miner, who was forced to find another livelihood, when he faced the twin ...
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Category Tynedale

The Trail is in two circular sections centered on Haydon Bridge. Both routes begin near the railway station in Church Street: Northern Section (2 miles); Southern Section (11 mile ...
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Category Tynedale

'The 26-mile path encircles Kielder Water and is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, mobility scooters and wheelchair users. Some routes incorporate the Osprey ferry (please reme ...
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Category Tynedale

'Berwick had become a sleepy market town when the painter L S Lowry (1887-1976) discovered it in 1935. Lowry, who is best known for his urban industrial scenes peopled with matchstick figu ...
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Also offer: 'Navigation Courses and Hill Skills Courses in the North of England including Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.'


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Category Northumberland

'In August 2007 Sean Henry's "Couple" sculpture - a 12.5 metre high artwork (twice the height of a double-decker bus) was sited on a new 200m long breakwater, as part of a £10m coastal protection s ...
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'If on any of these walks you find obstructions, or damage to stiles or footbridges which make paths impassible, please report these details as soon as possible to the countryside department of the ...
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Category Northumberland

'The route mainly follows rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) but in some places follows beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths. The route is fairly level with very few steep climbs ...
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Category Castle Morpeth

'You can use the Map to plan your countryside visit, discover information about public rights of way in your locality and report problems with the rights of way network to the Council.'


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Category Northumberland

'Members of the public are very welcome to attend forum meetings which, though not public meetings, are open to members of the public. If you are interested in open access issues and would like to ...
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Category Northumberland

'We are more interested in finding what remains of our industrial heritage, in good company, ideally with a pleasant picnic stop for lunch. If this sounds like the sort of thing that interests you, ...
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Category Northumberland

'The information provided about each walk is a record of the route at the time we followed it and photos taken along the way. Walks are added on an ongoing basis.'


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Category Northumberland

'You will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk. From Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north, St. Oswald’s Way...
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Download from the Website four PDFs: [1] Otterburn Open Access Map - - - : [2] Otterburn Controlled Access Map - - - : [3] Otterburn General Access Map - - - : [4] Otterburn Area Guidelines


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Category Northumberland

'The LDWA organises many challenge and local group walks, as well as listing many more organised by other organisations. Challenge events are normally between 20 and 100 miles and must generally be ...
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