With its wild landscapes and stretches of dramatic coastline, let Northumberland unleash your active spirit.
Feed your desire to roam free over grassy moorlands in the heart of Northumberland, heather-clad hills in the North Pennines and rocky ledges complimented by fresh air and impressive views in Northumberland's National Park. Take a gentle circular stroll in secluded woodlands, brought to life by the scores of wildlife which inhabit them and the rustle of leaves underfoot. Pack up a picnic and head off in the early morning air for a hike or bike along Hadrian’s Wall to absorb the history etched in every stone.
In the North Tyne Valley, Kielder Water and Forest Park has been officially recognised by Visit England as the best tourism experience in the country. This uninterrupted space is bigger and wilder than anywhere else with 250 square miles of opportunity. Whether your passion is flying down a mountain bike track covered in mud or skimming the surface in high-energy water sports on the biggest manmade lake in northern Europe, this is the place to be for active spirits.
Northumberland’s Coast, dominated by imposing castles, is equally enchanting with great sweeps of sandy, breaker-blasted beaches, rolling dunes and sheltered bays interrupted by high jutting cliffs and rock formations and home to two National Nature Reserves, is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or long-distance walking routes.
Young or old- you'll love a ride on Heatherslaw Light Railway as you experience Ford & Etal estates, a hidden gem in Northumberland's crown, equipped with a plethora of footpaths and bridleways for the the sure-footed explorers.
Discover Berwick-upon-Tweed, "the town that L.S. Lowry loved", to walk in the footsteps of the great 'stick men' painter on The Lowry Trail and don't miss the the exhibition - L.S. Lowry in Berwick and Northumberland.
Whether you’re on a quest for high-octane opportunities or family-friendly experiences, then visit Northumberland to unleash your active spirit.