Slow Northumberland & Durham: Including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall and the Coast

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Bradt Travel Guides, Apr 17, 2012 - Travel - 310 pages
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Northumbria is home to the loneliest stretches of moorland and coast in the country. The region has much to offer the nature lover, walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener: rare wildlife, Georgian architecture, the Pennine hills, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter films. Gemma Hall shares her love of Northumberland, Durham and Tyneside, guiding visitors through historic towns, cities and villages; across the Cheviot Hills and along Northumberland's Heritage Coast; to outdoor swimming spots, high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast.

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Tyne and Wear
Northumberland coast
Hadrians Wall country
Kielder to Morpeth
The Hills Cheviots Simonsides Border
Durham city coast and around
North Pennines
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About the author (2012)

Gemma Hall is a freelance travel, nature and outdoors writer who grew up in the North East. Her family live in Newcastle and Northumberland and she has local knowledge of the communities, natural history and built heritage of England's most tranquil corner. She has explored the coasts of Northumberland and Durham on many sailing, walking and birdwatching trips and she has an intimate knowledge of the region's uplands having extensively explored Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines on foot and by bicycle. She has completed a number of long-distance trails including Hadrian's Wall Way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Northumberland and Durham Coast paths. Gemma is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has worked for the RSPB, National Trust and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) on a number of conservation projects in the North East, the UK and abroad.

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