© Roger Clegg

Take a walk through one of Northumberland National Park’s tranquil valleys and as the trees and the bracken turn to gold in autumn, you could spot some wildlife, a rare red squirrel, a shy roe deer, or one of the jewel-like waxcap fungi that appear fleetingly at this time of the year.

As the days draw in and the welcoming fires are lit, it’s time to take advantage of the luscious guilt-free cakes available at cosy country tearooms across the park from Hadrian’s Wall northwards to the Border.

There are walks for all tastes at:

Don’t forget, the longer the walk, the bigger the slice!