As well as the North Tyne Valley having incredible views, you can also indulge yourself in some homemade baking in the historic market town of Bellingham
; a popular stopping point on the Pennine Cycle Way
and the Reivers Cycle Route
Perhaps you prefer the solitude of Stonehaugh and its new Sky Pavilion. Renowned for dark, starry skies
and tranquillity, it’s the perfect spot for some stargazing.
Nature and history lovers will both find Greenhaugh intriguing. Here you can visit fortified farmhouses known as Bastles, which were built in the 16th and 17th centuries to protect people against raiders from both England and Scotland, or pop into The Holly Bush Inn for some refreshment.
And in the pretty village of Falstone, walkers and cyclists can refuel and relax. This pretty village nestles below the dam of Kielder Water on a loop of the River North Tyne. It is a great base from which to take in Northumberland National Park and the Scottish borders beyond.