Out and About in Northumberland
Cross the dramatic tidal causeway, to explore the fantastic isolated beaches, Lindisfarne Priory and Castle. Experience the jewel in the crown of Northumberland and its unique tranquillity and spirituality. We would encourage you to walk the pilgrims way, following the wooden posts across the sands to make a visit to Holy Island a true pilgrimage experience (it is also possible to book a guide for this on request)
An inspirational mix of woodland and open farmland literally on your doorstep with rugged rocky outcrops which provides a variety of outdoor opportunities, ranging from gentle woodland strolls to off road cycling and rock climbing.
St Cuthbert’s Way & Cave
Winding all the way down from Melrose to Holy Island this long distance footpath passes just 2 miles from Laverock Law cottage. St Cuthberts cave itself along with Greensheen hill above it are fantastic places to explore with amazing views seawards of over 30 miles of coastline and inland the panorama of the Cheviot hills makes this a must for all visitors to Laverock.
Walking in the Cheviots
Whether you want a short stroll to a cafe or a full days adventure then the remoteness of the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park is a real must for a day out, Marking the northern edge of the Pennines, Cheviot itself rises to 815 metres above sea level and makes for a full days walk, smaller hills like Yeavering Bell and Humbleton Hill are equally as rewarding with stunning views and a landscape full of history. We can help with maps, route planning and also to tell you about the best cafes for the end of the day.
North Northumberland is a great place for a wide range of outdoor activities, we can provide information to help you incorporate these into your holiday, including;
Highly picturesque, Berwick is the northernmost town in England. Steeped in history and fascinating to explore on foot. We would recommend walking around on top of the old town walls, along the quayside and out on the huge stone pier into the North Sea. Berwick was a favourite haunt of LS Lowry and has a number of independent shops and galleries as well as the fantastic Barracks Museum. Three great bridges connect it with Tweedmouth on the south side of the including the amazing border bridge viaduct carrying the East Coast Mainline. Berwick also has some great places to eat out and a small cinema and theatre.
Probably more famous for the incredible Gardens and Castle with its links to Harry Potter (don't forget to book your broomstick lesson), Alnwick town itself is not to be overlooked. The town centre is still very much a traditional market town, lots of independent shops and places to eat and the famous Barter Books (Britains largest secondhand bookshop), based in the old Alnwick station it is literally a place where you can be lost in time
The stunning Northumbrian coastline
Seemingly endless sandy beaches are interspersed with breathtaking castles such as Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh, rocky outcrops and small villages. The Farne islands are just two miles off the coast and a must for birdwatchers with amazing populations of seabirds including the iconic Puffins, and later in the year young seal pups, boats leave regularly from Seahouses (where you can end the day with traditional Fish and Chips) The coast is well served with a coastal bus route which means linear walks are easily achieved.