Northumberland

by Gemma Hall

Northumberland

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About this book

This is the most comprehensive guide to the far north of England in print. It encourages visitors to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link Northumberland's 'Castle Coast' with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and villages of the interior. A guide to Newcastle is found in the chapter on Tyne & Wear. Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts make this an authoritative guide - and as much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide.

About the author

Gemma Hall is a freelance travel, nature and outdoors writer who grew up in the North East. She has explored Northumberland on many sailing, walking, cycling and birdwatching trips and is a keen long-distance walker who has completed Hadrian's Wall Way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Northumberland Coast path. Gemma is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked for the RSPB, National Trust and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). She has written for BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, The National Trust, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Country Walking Magazine. In 2012 Gemma wrote the Bradt travel guide, Slow Northumberland & Durham.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' India Knight, The Sunday Times Magazine

'Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local experts make this an authoritative guide that is as entertaining as it is informative.' News Post Leader

'An insider's guide to the county that encourages visitors and residents alike to slow down and explore.' Morpeth Herald
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Contents

CONTENTS
Going Slow in Northumberland.................................7
Northumberland 8, How this book is arranged 10
1 Newcastle, Gateshead &
the north Tyneside coast.............................................15
Getting around 15, Newcastle 17, Gateshead 29,
The Coast: North Shields to Whitley Bay 33
2 T he Northumberland Coast.........................................39
Getting around 39, The south Northumberland coast 42, Alnwick 51,
The Heritage Coast 60
3 T he Tyne Valley & North Pennine fringes...........101
Getting around 102, The Tyne Valley 104, Into the North Pennines 129
4 Hadrian's Wa ll Country...............................................145
Getting around 145, Hadrian's Wall & Roman forts 148
5 K ielder to Morpeth .......................................................165
Getting around 165, Kielder's forests & lakes 168, Otterburn, Bellingham &
the hills 177, Along the River Wansbeck: Kirkwhelpington to Morpeth 190,
Around Ponteland 198
6 T he Hills..............................................................................211
Getting around 212, The Cheviot valleys & hills 215, Rothbury & around 239,
Northumberland's sandstone hills 247, The Rivers Tweed & Till 258
accommodation..............................................................271
Index....................................................................................277