Leave Coldstream heading to Wooler before heading on to Chillingham. Take a trip through Barrow Burn en route to Byrness village before winding across to Otterburn. Enjoy Wallington and Belsay before finishing at Morpeth.
Coldstream sits on the Scottish side of the River Tweed. Explore the regimental museum of the Coldstream regiment and take in the river views before heading across the border into Northumberland.
The “Gateway to the Cheviots”, Wooler is an old market town and ideal base for those looking to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Nearby you will find walking, biking, rock climbing, horse riding and fishing.
Visit Chillingham Castle – possibly the most haunted castle in the country – spooky! Explore the 13th century castle, taking in the dungeons, Great Hall and State rooms. And then visit the nearby Chillingham Cattle Park, home to wild white cattle.
Passing through Barrow Burn as you explore the national park, you can explore the mixed woodland of Barrow Burn Wood, a haven for wildlife.
The last village in England before heading to the Cheviot Hill to reach Scotland, Byrness on the A68 is situated on the Pennine Way. Explore the forest, Catcleugh Reservoir and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Set in the Redesdale Valley, Otterburn is well worth exploring. Just outside the village you will find the site of the Battle of Otterburn. Explore Otterburn Mill with its museum outlining the history of weaving and wool milling in the area. Cross the road and take a walk through woodland across the hills.
Wallington is a 13,000 acre estate that has something for everyone. Explore the history of the house and then head out to enjoy the gardens, lawns, lakes and woodland walks – including the walled garden. Walk by the river, enjoy the local wildlife and may be spot the famous red squirrels.
Visit Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens for a day of exploration. Take in the Grand Grecian Hall, medieval castle and 40 acres of enchanting gardens including the Quarry Garden and Rhododendron Garden.
On the banks of the River Wansbeck you can explore the market town of Morpeth – take in the Bagpipe Museum and the Northumbrian Art and Crafts Gallery or wander the Carlisle Park including the Turner Garden. Foodies will love the many eateries, stacked with local produce.