This guidebook to walking in Northumberland includes 36 graded walks
between 4 and 14 miles. The routes offer something for everyone, ranging
from easy ambles on the coast and gentle woodland trails to long days out
on the hills, and can be undertaken in all weather. Most of the routes are
circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of local bus services.
Taking in the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic
crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, this book
covers the whole county. And the big skies, largely free of pollution and manmade
constructions, open up views that stretch on for miles. The landscapes
are rich in history, featuring Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh and
Dunstanburgh castles, and much more. This is England's most sparsely
populated county, and roughly 25 per cent of it is protected within the
boundaries of the Northumberland National Park.
The walks are divided into five geographical areas: north-east
Northumberland, National Park (north), Kielder, Tyne Valley and National
Park (south) and the North Pennines. Each walk description contains
information on start/finish points, distance covered, total ascent, terrain,
approximate walking time, grade, maps required, transport options, public
toilets and refreshments, and is accompanied by 1:50k OS mapping. The
book also includes a handy route summary table.
About the author
Vivienne is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specialising
in travel and the outdoors. Based in north Cumbria, she has put her intimate
knowledge of northern England to good use, writing more than a dozen
popular walking guidebooks. She also contributes to a number of regional
and national magazines, including several regular walking columns. Vivienne
is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Product Code: BKWALKN
Author : Vivienne Crow
Format : Paperback
224 pages in colour