GOING SLOW IN NORTHUMBERLAND Northumberland, How this book is arranged Chapter 1 NEWCASTLE, GATESHEAD & THE NORTH TYNESIDE COAST Getting around, Newcastle, Gateshead, The Coast: North Shields to Whitley Bay Chapter 2 THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST Getting around, The south Northumberland coast, Alnwick, The Heritage Coast Chapter 3 THE TYNE VALLEY & NORTH PENNINE FRINGES Getting around, Hexham, The Tyne Valley, Into the North Pennines Chapter 4 HADRIAN'S WALL COUNTRY Getting around, Hadrian's Wall & Roman forts Chapter 5 MORPETH & CAPABILITY BROWN COUNTRY Getting around, Morpeth, Capability Brown Country: Kirkwhelpington to Mitford, In & around Ponteland, Belsay & Matfen Chapter 6 NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK Getting around, The Cheviot Hills & Wooler, Coquetdale & Rothbury, Kielder Forest, Redesdale, Bellingham & Otterburn Chapter 7 BERWICK, THE TWEED & GLENDALE Getting around, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Along the River Tweed, Glendale Appendices Accommodation Index
Travel writer Gemma Hall grew up in Newcastle and spent many weekends and holidays in Northumberland in the family campervan, visiting relatives in the hills around Rothbury, cycling in Kielder Forest and enjoying long days on the beach at Newton-by-the-Sea. Coming from a family of outdoor enthusiasts, she has explored many of the remote upland and coastal landscapes she describes so intimately in this guide, and hiked many of the region's long-distance trails including Hadrian's Wall Way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Northumberland Coast path. She loves discovering new walking and cycling routes, birdwatching, going for pub lunches and spending time with her young family on Embleton Bay, where she lives for several months of the year.
Eye-opening and wonderful--The Sunday Times Magazine
Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local experts make this an authoritative guide that is as entertaining as it is informative.--News Post Leader
An insider's guide to the county that encourages visitors and residents alike to slow down and explore.--Morpeth Herald