Hadrian's Wall - a journey back in time
Hadrian’s Wall Path isn’t the longest path in Britain, but what it lacks in length it more than makes up for in the experience it delivers. GetOutside Champion David Wilson gives us the highlights.
In the north of England, Northumberland National Park is home to Hadrian’s Wall and the rolling Cheviot Hills, showing signs of human habitation since the stone age.
There are ample opportunities to explore for horse riders and cyclists. Walkers of all abilities are also well catered for, from short pub walks to multi-day hillwalking tours. Northumberland National Park also has three National Nature Reserves, popular with birdwatchers, and a Dark Sky park for stargazing.
Wizards, woods and magical treehouses
Northumberland is a special place with a variety of landscapes from beautiful beaches to mountainous regions such as the Cheviots. It has it all. For anyone visiting the area, Alnwick makes a great base. It's well known for its castle and stunning gardens which are not only steeped in history and heritage but are also famous for many appearances in the Harry Potter films. There's definitely a sense of magic here.