There are so may beautiful, fascinating, peaceful, exciting and undiscovered places to visit in North Northumberland and the Borders, so where do you start? We decided to ask our members and their friends and family to tell us about their favourite places and to take some pictures for us. Here is the result, a gazette of inside knowledge and enthusiasm to point you towards some well-known and not so well-known places to visit...
Come and see.
Explore and discover Sandstone Monoliths shaped like carved indians, rest in the peace of St Cuthberts Cave and then enjoy the short climb to the summit of Greensheen Hill, with its magnificent views of the coast from Berwick right down to the Farnes. The Kyloe Hills and woods have many hidden secrets including the witches hideout at Bogle House, amazing sandstone crags and excellent bouldering as well as a bizarre scattering of Monkey Puzzle trees. The woods are crossed by a range of paths and trails including St Cuthberts Way and the New Sandstone way cycle route.
Kirknewton stands in the beautiful Glen Valley watched over by Yeavering Bell and the Newton Tors. It is ideally located to explore the north of the Cheviots with a host of beautiful walks along salmon rivers and up into the mountains. With St Gregory’s church 11th C chancel, the kilted magi, proximity of the Anglo Saxon site of Ad Gefferin, large numbers of iron age forts and the Cheviot volcanic complex it is a mecca for archaeologists, historians and geologist alike. It’s beauty, peace and limpid dark skies also make it a perfect place to find tranquillity.
All of Northumberland in one place! Picture-postcard villages, amazing attractions, adventurous activities, traditional tearooms, quality accommodation, stunning countryside, peace and tranquillity. From steam railway to working watermill, heavy horse centre to 19th century murals, riverside walks to the famous Flodden battlefield – endless things to explore and discover.
This area has been visited for generations by people coming to get away from it all. The stunning river setting here is surrounded by high hills and is a great place for walking, picnics, wildlife spotting, immersing yourself in history, experiencing our Dark Skies or just for general relaxation and having a cup of tea at the Valley Cottage Cafe and maybe a cake!