If you haven’t seen it, Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes is a must-watch. Across series 1 and 2, he takes viewers to his favourite scenic spots in the North East, showcasing many of Northumberland’s hidden gems. You can catch series 1 and 2 on BBC iPlayer.
Follow in his footsteps with our guide to where Robson Green visited in Northumberland, what activities he did and how you can do them too.
Robson Green's Weekend Escapes: Series 2
Series 2, Episode 1 - Alnmouth
In the first episode, Robson Green meets Kevin Whateley at YOLO bar in Ponteland before they head off to explore Alnmouth. There, they meet Claire from Soul 2 Sand, who offers therapeutic, group sand art experiences in Northumberland. They watch the waves wash away their creations before joining Alnmouth Community Rowing Club and heading out onto the water at Alnmouth Bay. Then, they make their way north to Chathill, where they meet teacher and piper Ian Gelston, before visiting their incredible accommodation for the night, Trees at Tughall. This is a luxurious cabin accommodation hidden amongst the trees just a short distance from Beadnell. Each cabin is named after a tree and Robson stays in Ash, admiring the stunning interiors and floor to ceiling windows that bring a peaceful sense of being connected to nature.
Series 2, Episode 2 - South Northumberland
In episode 2, Robson is joined by Angela Lonsdale as they set off to explore south Northumberland. Their first stop is Sweethope Lough, near the village of Bellingham, for a thrilling outdoor, cold swimming experience. They do this with the guidance of expert Fenwick Ridley from H20 trails, who runs guided cold water swimming activities in Northumberland as well Sauna and Dip and Stand up Paddleboarding. They enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the lough before getting dry and moving onto their next therapeutic experience, perfumery. But first, they take a peek at their accommodation for the night, a stunning refurbished railway carriage at the edge of Northumberland National Park named Wannies Retreat. Here, Michele Riveroll, qualified perfumer and founder of Scentica Studio, meets them to guide them through a perfumery workshop. The following day, they visit Bellingham village to meet Northumbrian musician Ian Brown, for a musical walk along the banks of North Tyne, before enjoying a laughter yoga experience with teacher Katie Williams from Laughter Love.