North Northumberland ....Out & About
North Northumberland is packed with vibrant villages and exciting things to do.
Once home to the Anglo-Saxon kings of Northumbria, the north of our county is a stunning mix of history and natural beauty.
Much of the area's past has been lost in time, a few clues to those ancient civilisations can be found in the mysterious rock art that dots the northern part of the county. There is also Yeavering Bell, a hill fort built by ancient people on the edge of the Cheviot Hills.
The area's natural beauty is all about you, but you'll find it at its best on the coastline which is specially protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We have a variety of Top class Golf Courses.
Golfers can play the only Scottish style links courses in England, with an array of superb courses dotted along our beautiful coastline. Our inland courses are rated very highly, with championship standardsabounding throughout the county.
Birdwatching is second to none in the UK.
Birdwatchers, head to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne where you'll see a variety of rare bird life including the Marsh Harrier and Osprey and there is also the majestic sight of both grey and common seals that inhabit the Farne Islands. The Farne Islands and Holy Island being 'Birding Meccas' with many rarities being sighted over the years.
North Northumberland's beaches are a joy, long golden stretches of sand which make for fantastic walks, runs andeven the odd horse ride.
Further up the coast you'll find the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed where you can walk the Elizabethan town walls, designed to keep out the invading Scots, and take in the stunning views across the Tweed Estuary.
Head inland and you'll find the magnificent Chillingham Wild Cattle - rarer than the giant panda - and the Ford and Etal working estates which have their own steam railway and castle.
Birdwatching & Wildlife Walks
Wildlife Reserve - Bogs. Marshes. Water fringed vegetation. Fens (50%) Improved grassland (10%) Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%) Coniferous woodland (20%) Mixed woodland (10%)
2.3 miles / 3.7014912 km