The North Tyne valley is full of winding rivers and burns, tranquil woodlands and majestic hills.
Why not take a waterfall walk through ancient woodland, crossing no less than six bridges to reach the beautiful nine-metre high waterfall of Hareshaw Linn.
Then indulge yourself in some homemade baking in the historic market town of Bellingham; a popular stopping point on the Pennine Way, the Pennine Cycle Way and the Reivers Coast to Coast 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.