Up here the air is clear and fresh, the clouds scurry by and the sun’s
rays dapple the endless deserted sandy beaches. This is the place to
blow the cobwebs away.
We will include walks taking in rugged coastal paths, golden
sands and the dramatic ancient castles of Lindisfarne and Chillingham. Inland there are remarkable gardens at
Alnwick Castle and Cragside.
There is also the wilderness of the Cheviots and the
Northumberland National Park to discover, with a taster taking in
some of the best of St Cuthbert’s Way. This cross-border route links
the two landmarks perhaps most associated with the iconic religious
figure, Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders and the Holy Island
of Lindisfarne. The region is staggeringly beautiful and is excitingly
varied from the rugged terrain of the Cheviot Hills to the wide sandy
beaches of the Northumberland coast.
This holiday incorporates a good mixture of varied walking
together with sightseeing each day. Your programme will include a visit to Chillingham Castle, an ancient fortress where you will see
active restoration of complex masonry, metalwork and ornamental
plaster as the restoration continues. There are parklands, gardens
and castles to see. You will also visit the National Trust property of
Cragside and enjoy the magnificent Victorian house, gardens and