Author Archive: Sheelagh Caygill
Sheelagh Caygill is editor and writer at www.thisisnorthumberland.com. She is a journalist, freelance writer and loves the outdoors. Her favourite places in Northumberland are the coast, the National Park and the woods around Rothbury.
The Hertz office at Newcastle Airport and the Newcastle Van Supersite are to be revamped in 2014, along with many others across Europe and the world. The will be part of a worldwide remodelling operation that has seen flagship stores at Paris Saint Ferdinand and Frankfurt Airport in Europe, as well Hertz’s UK flagship store at Marble Arch in London.
The Haltwhistle Walking Festival is growing to be one of the best and biggest in England. It returns again this spring and will cover some of the most beautiful and majestic hills in Northern Europe. Walk in the steps or Romans, or discover the lesser-known, but fascinating Issac’s Tea Trail.
Amy Smith is our latest interviewee for Northumberland’s Best Kept Secrets. She works at the Sage Gateshead and shares her love of castles, woodland, the wonderful coast, golf breaks and Hadrian’s Wall Country. Find out more!
Would you like to stay on a beautiful estate, one that offers peace, luxury, great golf, wonderful food, comfort and a hearty, warm welcome? Then enter our contest and it could be you and a partner staying two nights at the luxury Roxburghe Hotel, Kelso, The Scottish Borders!
Wildlife watchers arrived at Druridge Bay not too long ago to tabulate numbers and species in the area. In total, more than 500 species were recorded. The highpoint was when they spotted an otter at nearby Hauxley Reserve. And children were delighted when they saw an brown rat get into a scrap with a bird!
Sarah Hall is a PR consultant on Tyneside. She shares her love of the North East and a few secrets about places to stay, see and eat in the great North East of England! She lives in Whitley Bay.
Matfen Hall in Hadrian’s Wall Country offers you and your partner or friend a chance to win a two-night stay in beautiful Northumberland. The location offers excellent walking and is close to historic towns of Hexham and Corbride. Enjoy luxury accommodation at this stunning hotel, great food and incredible countryside as part of this prize. Find out more and how to enter.
Are you looking for exceptional accommodation in the Scottish Borders? Seeking a self-catering home away from home that offers beautiful views, walks, a friendly market town close by and space to meditate and relax? It is here: Tiore next to the tranquil and lush Bowmont Forest near Kelso provides a superb holiday base for families and people of all ages.
History and battle fans will be pleased to learn that a special re-eneactment will take place next month. Important parts of the Battle of Flodden, which took place in 1513, will be played out at Etal village, near the battlefield site, on August 3 and 4. They will be the first ever re-enactment scenes from the battle that changed the course of British and European history.
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.
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”!
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!
Northumberland offers some fantastic, exciting and interesting events, and Kielder Water and Forest Park is no exception. From May until July you can do everything from study nature, learn bush craft, observe the stars and the heavens, see the Northern Lights, or enjoy clay shooting! Find out more about what you can do at Kielder, Northumberland.
People across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders are urged to support National Nest Box Week and give a brood a home. Find out more and what you can do to support local wildlife.
PR consultant and golf journalist Matthew Moore will soon be writing a golf feature on this website. This In the Know interview introduces Matthew to our readers. Here he shares some of his favourite places in Northumberland, including best places to visit, eat and walk.
Ian Waker, a tour guide based in the Scottish Borders, shares his love of that part of the world and Northumberland in this interview with www.thisisnorthumberland.com. He also reveals a few best kept secrets!