organised walkes viewpoints points of interest etc in Northumberland
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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Northumberland

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Northumberland Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

blank tabKIELDER CASTLE VISITOR CENTRETourist Attraction
Northwest Northumberland

Kielder Castle is a seventeenth century hunting lodge set in the heart of England's largest forest. Facilities include visitor centre and shop, cafe, Minotaur Maze, cycle hire, pony trekking and miles of beautiful forest walks and cycle routes. Mountain bike training loop single track trails and mountain bike hire centre on-site. The Bike Place in Kielder (01434 250457). Facilities for less-abled visitors such as toilets and wheelchair accessible trail.
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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge

Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7BU
Tel: 01434 344218     E-mail:

Allen Banks near Hexham Photo © Tammi
Allen Banks near Hexham -
Photo: Tammi CCL


Wooded ravine of the River Allen.

This extensive area of hill and river scenery has many miles of waymarked walks through ornamental and ancient woodland.

On a high promontory within Staward Wood are the remains of a medieval pele tower.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Exploring Northumberland's Rock Art

Rock Art - Photo © John Watson
Rock Art -
Photo: John Watson CCL


We climb a sheep-dotted hillside, past bluebells and dandelions, our destination a grey boulder indistinguishable at a distance from the dozen or so others in view.

A closer inspection, however, reveals why this rock is worth a 3000-mile journey, plus a stiff walk up the hill.

On it, carved half an inch or so deep, is a cup-like hole, surrounded by a series of concentric rings, carved, it is believed, between 5000 and 7000 years ago by members of a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer culture, or perhaps early Neolithic farmers.

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Leas and Marsden Rock

South Shields, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7NH
Tel: 0191 529 3452     E-mail:

Spectacular coastline stretching 2.5 miles from Trow Rocks to Lizard Point. Famous bird colony of kittiwakes and cormorants on Marsden Rock. Open grassland.

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Northumberland Coast

Various locations, Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, NE66 3EH

Beautiful beaches, dunes and grassland. National Trust also owns almost all the square at Low Newton and Newton Pool Nature Reserve, a freshwater lake, home to many birds.

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Beadnell Beach


Located in the coastal village of Beadnell, is a picturesque beach that runs for miles along the coast. The impressive sand dunes and the golden sands are a ideal place for small children, couples, family outings and even dog walkers. On a fine day it sports a good view of Dunstanburgh Castle. It is also a popular place for water sports, and looking around its stunning views, you will also be able to spot a wide variety of bird life.

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Hareshaw Linn

Bellingham, Hadrian's Wall, NE48 2DA
Tel: 01434 611521     E-mail:

Comfortable walk which leads past sites of industrial archaeology, woodland, ancient cobbles, old bridges and a waterfall. Disabled parking available.

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