Exploring Northumberland’s awe-inspiring landscape makes for a healthy appetite, and what’s nicer than to eat out of doors? There’s a wealth of local produce to enjoy and so many beautiful and diverse settings in which to relax and take in the view.
We've have done some ground work and put together some tips and locations for perfect picnics. We asked people country-wide where they would go for a Northumberland picnic and what they would choose to put in their hamper; the results were as varied as our county’s landscape and have been divided into five themes: Coast, Castles, Hills, Hadrian’s Wall and the Miners’ picnic.
Our guide not only uncovers hidden gems as well as popular picnic spots in Northumberland but also encourages you to buy our fantastic local produce. We have loads of farm shops, delis, festivals and farmers markets where you can try and buy; tantalise your taste buds with the delicious suggestions from people who live and work, grow and produce in Northumberland.
Here are the Great Northumberland picnics; each has a recipe for a home-made treat, suggestions for where to lay your picnic rug and ideas for your outdoor feast.