Brilliant walks for your four legged friends
Sitting in the heart of Northumberland you will find Breamish Valley, full of expansive trails over high rolling hills. Dogs can roam about off the lead and explore all of the different smells this untouched countryside walk has to offer. By taking on this dog-friendly walk, you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Northumberland National Park. The idyllic riverside setting makes it a brilliant place for an amble before stopping off for a delightful picnic. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even push on to discover Linhope Spout Waterfall through a short walk along Hartside.
Starting in the Simonside woodland, this circular walk is teeming with wildlife and pawfect for you and your four-legged friend. Once at the summit, you will be rewarded with panoramic views across the cheviot hills as well as a peak at the extensive North Sea coastline. The best part about this walk is that you can tailor it to your abilities, with different coloured way markers outlining routes of differing abilities. This off lead walk is perfect for dogs and an excellent way to discover the panoramic views that Northumberland has to offer.
These walks are perfect for a fun filled family day out
Cragside estate is brimming with different ways to explore. With 14 waymarked routes, it is easy to experience the un-paralleled views of Northumberland. You could take on the Nelly’s Moss lakes walk where you will find frogs and toads hopping about and maybe even a heron if you’re lucky. To experience all that Cragside has to offer, you could explore the Armstrong trail at Cragside, this easy family walk takes you to the main features of the lake including the house, the iron bridge and the lake.
Plessey woods is a brilliant place for all of the family, full of winding nature trails blooming with bursts of colour through all months of the year. The 100-acre country park is made up of beautiful meadows, charming woodlands and tranquil riversides following the River Blyth. The woods make for a fun filled day out, with children’s clue trails leading to otters peeping from the water and kingfishers poking their heads out at the surface. There is also a sculpture trail that has been created with a local artist. Enjoy the sun at the end of your adventure walk while the kids play on the visitor centre’s playpark.
Get your dose of vitamin sea on these stunning coastal walks
The Dunstanburgh to Craster walk is a brilliant 4-mile walk, not too challenging but offering unparalleled views of the iconic Northumberland coastline. The walk has numerous access points to the beach, meaning that you can make your way down to explore the craggy coastline. Dogs are welcome on the walk as long as they are well behaved and remain on a lead in fields with cattle.
Keep an eye on the sea while you are on this walk as the coastline is known for its breadth of wildlife, with dolphins and seals spotted regularly, there has even been rumours of whales recently! Craster castle is open to visitors, but make sure to book beforehand to avoid disappointment.
By taking on this circular walk around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, you can take in the unique views of the North Sea and Northumberland coastline. Along the way you will undoubtedly stumble across sheep guarding the castle, as well as all sorts of other wildlife, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! The island is steeped in heritage and history, making it an interesting day out, why not venture up to Lindisfarne Castle so you can learn all about it? Make sure to check the tide times before visiting, as the island is only accessible at certain times of the day.