Humbleton Hillfort

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love a good hillfort trail, and nowhere are they more abundant than in Northumberland’s chronically underrated National Park. We’ve only recently discovered Northumberland’s wilder border country after spending years exploring the coast and more popular area around Hadrian’s Wall: we fully intendContinue reading “Humbleton Hillfort”

The Breamish Hillfort Trail

Nestled in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, the Breamish Valley is nothing less than delightful. The eponymous river flows gently through the valley, making this a prime choice for picnicking families, and the more adventurous can wander further to discover the ethereal waterfall Linhope Spout. For me though, the main temptation was theContinue reading “The Breamish Hillfort Trail”

Northumberland: North of the Wall

As I write this blog, we are just home from an incredible week in Northumberland, where we stayed near Wooler. None of us (dogs included) have moved a muscle all day as we are so exhausted from all of the walks we managed to cram in! We have ventured up to Northumberland quite a fewContinue reading “Northumberland: North of the Wall”

The Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland Coast is one of the most breath-taking places you can visit in the UK. The beaches are pristine stretches of sand which span as far as the eye can see and the sea ranges from an atmospheric stormy grey to the most azure of blues. What sets Northumberland apart from other coastal areas,Continue reading “The Northumberland Coast”

A Weekend in Northumberland

We were meant to be heading off on holiday on Friday, which is now not happening for obvious reasons, so I thought I would look back on our most recent trip away which was to Northumberland at the close of 2019. Northumberland is one of our favourite places to visit and we come up everyContinue reading “A Weekend in Northumberland”