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Northumberland: Including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall and the Coast - Slow Travel: Local, Characterful Guides to Britain's Special Places

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides - Slow Travel

By: Gemma Hall(Author)

280 pages, maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Mar 2015 | Edition: 1 | #222450 | ISBN-13: 9781841628660
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€14 approx

About this book

This is the most comprehensive guide to the far north of England in print. It encourages visitors to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link Northumberland's 'Castle Coast' with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and villages of the interior. A guide to Newcastle is found in the chapter on Tyne & Wear. Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts make this an authoritative guide – and as much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide.


Going Slow in Northumberland
- The Slow mindset
- Northumberland
- How this book is arranged

1. Newcastle city centre
- Gateshead & the coast
- Getting around
- Newcastle city centre
- Gateshead
- The Coast: North Shields to Whitley Bay

2. The Coast
- Getting around
- The south Northumberland coast
- Alnwick
- The Heritage Coast
- Berwick-upon-Tweed

3. The Tyne Valley & North Pennine fringes
- Getting around
- The Tyne Valley
- Into the North Pennines

4. Hadrian's Wall Country
- Getting around
- Hadrian's Wall & Roman forts

5. Kielder to Morpeth
- Getting around
- Kielder's forests & lakes
- Otterburn
- Bellingham & the hills
- Along the River Wansbeck: Kirkwhelpington to Morpeth
- Around Ponteland

6. The Hills
- Getting around
- The Cheviot valleys & hills
- Rothbury & around
- Northumberland's sandstone hills
- The Rivers Tweed & Till


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Gemma Hall is a freelance travel, nature and outdoors writer who grew up in the North East. She has explored Northumberland on many sailing, walking, cycling and birdwatching trips and is a keen long-distance walker who has completed Hadrian's Wall Way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Northumberland Coast path. Gemma is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked for the RSPB, National Trust and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). She has written for BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, The National Trust, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Country Walking Magazine. In 2012 Gemma wrote the Bradt travel guide, Slow Northumberland & Durham.

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