I have recently come back from an eventful week of hiking and exploring in the northernmost county of England: Northumberland.
Staying near the county town of Alnwick, we were only half an hour away from the thriving and growing city of Newcastle yet still accessible to the beautiful nature havens and areas of historical significance in the Northumbrian countryside.
Day 1 – Dunstanburgh Castle
If you are a fan of long walks, then try this six mile footpath from Craster to Low Newton. Starting at Craster, walk through the small fishing village along the coastline.
Along the coast are rocks decorated with organically growing orange lichen and in the distance is the ruined grounds of Dunstanburgh Castle.
Supported by the English Heritage, this castle is free to members and £4.70 for adults. You can find directions to this walk here.