As you travel north from Newcastle upon Tyne you enter a country where time seems to stand still. A landscape of stunning coastline and empty beaches, mediaeval castles guarding mountain landscapes and dark forests that stretch to the horizon. This is Northumberland.
To the south other blighted, industrialised cities of northern England: Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead. To the north, guarding the ancient borders are the remains of Hadrian's Wall that stretches from the North Sea across England to the Solway Firth in the West.
If you are driving north, then you will probably see only a little of Northumberland, as you will be well advised to keep your eyes on the road, as the great North Road aka the A1 is at times terrifying and dangerous road that claims far too many lives. On the other hand, if you find yourself caught behind one of the many caravans, then you should get many chances to look around: the rough few, easy places to pass.
This is both a land for pottering and, if you visit Alnwick Castle, for Harry pottering. Many of the outdoor scenes in those films were located in and around the castle. In fact, there are a number of castles you should visit. Each seems more splendid and dramatic than the last. The castle at Bamburgh, overlooking the North Sea, is a specially dramatic in its setting.
There is so much to do in this wonderful county. We offer a range of exciting outdoor activities that may well interest you if you are travelling as a group. If you are near the coast, why not explore it on one of our coast during one of our coasteering sessions. Further inland we also offer a mountain biking experience in the Kielder Forest.
What ever you looking for, we should be able to help you. Contact us online or place an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.