Written by Kate Sanderson, Walks for all Ages Northumberland features 20 circular walks of up to 6 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day in the countryside.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, Kate then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Northumberland is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the area.
Walk 1. Alnwick (2½ miles)
Walk 2. Amble and Warkworth (3½ miles)
Walk 3. Berwick-upon-Tweed (2½ miles)
Walk 4. Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle (4 miles)
Walk 5 Corbridge (1½ or 3 miles)
Walk 6. The Grace Darling Walk (2½ or 6 miles)
Walk 7. Hareshaw Linn and Bellingham (3¾ miles)
Walk 8. Hauxley Nature Reserve & Druridge Bay (5½ miles)
Walk 9. Heatherslaw and Etal (1½ miles)
Walk 10. Hepburn Woods (4½ miles)
Walk 11. Hexham (4 miles)
Walk 12. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne (3¼ miles)
Walk 13. Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum (1½ miles)
Walk 14. Kielder Water and Forest Park (5½ miles)
Walk 15. Morpeth (2 miles)
Walk 16. Otterburn (3½ miles)
Walk 17. Rothbury (2¼ miles)
Walk 18. The Union Chain Bridge (2½ miles)
Walk 19. Walltown Quarry and Hadrian’s Wall (1½ miles)
Walk 20. Wooler (4 miles)
Northumberland is a large county with big skies and few people. There are miles of glorious beaches, dunes, harbours and islands, as well as pretty villages and market towns set in the spectacular scenery of the Cheviot Hills, and deep valleys, moorland and forest.
Kielder Water and Forest Park together with Northumberland National Park cover an amazing 580 square miles (1,500 sq. km), just a little less than London at 611 square miles. This area is designated an International Dark Sky Park, one of the largest in the world, making stargazing an awesome experience and benefiting the abundant wildlife. The biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the largest working forest in England are both to be found at Kielder. Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site and there are many Roman remains and museums in this area. Castles, bastles and pele towers are littered around Northumberland as it was ravaged by the warring, upheaval and unrest of the Border Reivers for almost 300 years.
These walks have tried to give a flavour of these different landscapes and historic sites. Please check the opening times of the attractions mentioned in directions as well as the times of the train at Heatherslaw and the ferry at Kielder. There is something special and interesting about all these walks and I hope you enjoy them.
Released: May 2015
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Kate Sanderson