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Walking in Northumberland

Walking in Northumberland

by: Vivienne Crow
Northumberland and its national park have much to offer, from the beautiful coast with its immense empty beaches and dramatic crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines and everything in between. Echoes of the region's often turbulent past include Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Dunstanburgh Castle, Iron Age forts and mysterious prehistoric rock art.

There are excellent opportunities to spot wildlife, from seals and puffins on the coast to increasingly rare moorland birds and even feral goats in the Cheviot Hills.

This comprehensive guide book contains 36 contrasting day walks which range from 4 to 14 miles with no technical difficulties. The book begins with an informative introduction to Northumberland including weather, geology, wildlife and habitats, history, where to stay, public transport and other practical information. Each of the walks begins with a panel giving start location with grid reference, distance, overall ascent, grade, terrain, estimated time, OS map sheet numbers, public transport and facilities. There are clear route finding instructions supported by Ordnance Survey 1:50000 scale map extracts with the route highlighted. The text is interspersed with background information on features of interest and there are many excellent colour photographs to illustrate the text. The walk locations are:

Northeast Northumberland Including the Coast
Craster and Howick Hall - 5.75 miles
Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton - 7.75 miles
Seahouses to Belford - 10.75 miles
Lindisfarne - 5.5 miles
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Eyemouth - 10.25 miles
Norham Castle and River Tweed - 6.75 miles
St Cuthbert's Cave and the Kyloe Hills - 9.5 miles
Doddington Moor - 4.5 miles
Bewick Moor - 9.5 miles

National Park North Including the Cheviot Hills
Yeavering Bell from Wooler - 11 miles
Great Hetha, the border and Ring Chesters - 8 miles
The Cheviot - 8.75 miles
Ancient Ingram - 6.25 miles
Breamish Valley and Salter's Road - 11 miles
Harbottle - 4 miles
Wether Cairn - 9.5 miles
Clennell Street and Usway Burn - 13.5 miles
Border Ridge including Windy Gyle - 11.5 miles
Thrunton Wood - 8.25 miles
Rothbury Terraces - 5.5 miles
The Simonside Hills - 7.5 miles

Tarsetdale Bastles - 8 miles
Bull Crag Peninsula - 6.25 miles
Cat Cairn, Lewis Burn and Lakeside Way (south) - 11.5 miles
Kielder Forest and Lakeside Way (north) - 7.5 miles
Deadwater Fell and Peel Fell - 12.75 miles

Tyne Valley and National Park South Including Hadrian's Wall
Heavenfield and Wall - 4.25 miles
Hadrian's Wall and Greenlee Lough - 7.5 miles
Vindolanda and Crag Lough - 5.25 miles
Best of Hadrian's Wall - 8.5 miles
Haltwhistle and the South Tyne - 9.75 miles
Hadrian's Wall Path and Thirlwall Castle - 5 miles

North Pennines
Allenmill Flues - 11.5 miles
Above Allenheads - 13.25 miles
Blanchland Moor - 8 miles
Birkside Fell and Beldon Burn - 8.75 miles

ISBN 9781852849009 Pages 213 (2018) 115mm x 171mm

Price: 11.95