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Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for beautiful accommodation in a tranquil and secluded setting, look no further. Redwater Lodges on the edge of spectacular Northumberland National Park offer a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Here you will find a luxurious enclave, offering all you would expect of a luxury lodge. Find out more.

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Backworth’s Roman treasure found 200 years ago back to North East England for first time

Backworth’s Roman treasure found 200 years ago back to North East England for first time

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Backworth Hoard is a collection of Roman treasure found in Backworth just outside Newcastle almost 200 years ago. It will return to the North East of England this year for the first time ever. The hoard will be on display at Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend, on loan from the British Museum, from 24 May – 15 September 2013. Steve Smith tells more.

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Travel writer Dixe Wills loves the austere beauty and wildness of Northumberland

Travel writer Dixe Wills loves the austere beauty and wildness of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Travel writer Dixe Wills has produced a number of books, including one called Tiny Campsites. His new one, Tiny Islands, comes out this month, May, and features Inner Farne. Find out more about Dixe and why he loves Northumberland and his favourite places. He couldn’t choose between coast and country and asked for “both, please”!

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Northumberland National Park – A vital regional asset for North East England

Northumberland National Park – A vital regional asset for North East England

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland National Park makes a powerful contribution the economy of North East England. A report entitled Valuing England’s National Parks produced by National Parks England says the park contributes £81 million to the North East regional economy. That figure is set to increase in coming years as new projects come to fruition.

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How much should you pay for a website?

How much should you pay for a website?

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an accommodation provider should you have a website? Many businesses still do not have them, but the value of a good website is indisputable. Colin Corlett explores the options and costs and gives guidance on free sites and paid-for, self-hosted options.

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Northumberland gardens open to support St Oswald’s Hospice

Northumberland gardens open to support St Oswald’s Hospice

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lots of gardens across Northumerland, including Whalton Manor and Meldon Park will open June 1 and 2 in support of St Oswald’s Hospice. Find out more and how to visit.

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Scottish Borders getting ready Tour of Britain cycling event

Scottish Borders getting ready Tour of Britain cycling event

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cycling is becoming a major sport in the Scottish Borders and on Saturday Sept. 14 it will be celebrated with The Tour Ride Scotland. Amateur cyclists will be on the road first before the professionals hit the road.

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NewcastleGateshead launches Twitter-powered map Geordieland

NewcastleGateshead launches Twitter-powered map Geordieland

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A fabulous new tourism and destinations map, powered by Twitter, is now available to show everyone the attractions of NewcastleGateshead. Called Geordieland, it goes live on Monday May 20 and will inspire visitors and locals to explore all the great city has to offer.

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust keen to work with golf clubs to enhance wildlife on greens

Northumberland Wildlife Trust keen to work with golf clubs to enhance wildlife on greens

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is keen to work with golf clubs in Northumberland and across the region to see how it can develop partnerships to help best care for these areas, which are often home to lots of wildlife.

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Northumberland Amble Puffin Festival guided walks

Northumberland Amble Puffin Festival guided walks

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Walkers get set to enjoy some beautiful terrain and views. Northumberland Wildlife Trust is putting on some great walks to coincide with the Amble Puffin Festival. There will be rock pooling activities as well.

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Northumberland’s Blyth Battery Goes to War 2013

Northumberland’s Blyth Battery Goes to War 2013

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blyth Battery will host a special re-enactment in May. Re-enactment groups will demonstrate a ‘beach assault’ each day with blank firing weapons. There will be some big bangs! Come and see vintage vehicles and displays exhibiting not only the military way of living, but how people lived and made it through World War 1 and World War 2.

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Northumberland National Park helps bring life to Samson Inn, Gilsland

Northumberland National Park helps bring life to Samson Inn, Gilsland

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Samson Inn at Gilsland, Northumberlnad, is coming to the fore thanks to a grant from Northumberland National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). This is great news for everyone including walkers, as the inn is opening in for the 10th Anniversary of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. It is in the south-west corner of the county and is a traditional working village pub and a busy agricultural area. Frances Whitehead tells more.

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Wildlife North England: Northumberland’s Spring Finally Arrives

Wildlife North England: Northumberland’s Spring Finally Arrives

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara welcomes the arrival of spring and some warmer weather in the north of England. Find out what Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Officer has been up to in the last few weeks in his garden. And see what he is looking out for as he explores the beautiful countryside and takes in the birdsong.

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Win a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne at Sleeperz Hotel

Win a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne at Sleeperz Hotel

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Looking for a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne? This is Northumberland is giving a lucky winner a chance to win two nights for two at this great Northern city’s newest premium budget hotel!

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Northumberland cycling events at Wooler set to draw hundreds to area

Northumberland cycling events at Wooler set to draw hundreds to area

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The success of last year’s Wooler Wheel has prompted organisers and local businesses to have more events this year. On May 11 a new event will take place. And it will have an even longer route, going into Northumberland National Park.

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Northumberland home to best tree for climbing!

Northumberland home to best tree for climbing!

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A tall Cyprus Evergreen growing at the National Trust’s Wallington Northumberland property has been chosen as the best to climb by kids. Its branches are loved by all because they are considered the best to climb on for miniature adventures! Steve Smith tells us more.

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Northumberland Ospreys Return to Kielder for 2013

Northumberland Ospreys Return to Kielder for 2013

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ospreys have returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park for the fourth year in a row. Two eggs have been laid and two nests are occupied. Volunteers and people from the Forestry Commission are watching with enthusiasm and hope as they follow the journey from chick to fledgling.

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