Northumberland is one of England’s least-populated counties, and also one of its coldest. It faces Scandinavia (it takes several hours to get there) and is home to wide sandy beaches, castles, lots of beautiful woodland (which is why red squirrels thrive – grey squirrels are not to blame) and more sheep than people.
Years ago, one journalist was sent around England to find the most beautiful county. This almost did it – but was pipped to the post by Shropshire, because the author didn’t like the cold, wind and rain!
- Photographing Northumberland includes over 500 colour photos from 62 locations: coast to castles, endless beaches and windswept hills.
- Walking in Northumberland offers 36 short routes from 4 to 14 miles, from easy ambles and gentle woodland trails to long days on the hills. Take in the beautiful empty coastal beaches, the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, and the rich landscape of Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, and various castles.