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.
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!
Fancy a spring break at one of the North East of England’s newest luxury hotels? Thisisnorthumberland.com has teamed up with DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport to offer someone a chance to win two fantastic nights for two at this very special hotel.
Do you enjoy beautiful winter evenings, visual art, bright lights, sculpture and performance? If so, then you will love Enchanted Parks. This is a NewcastleGateshead Initiative that will see parks transformed with creativity in preparation for the festive season.
Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is set in a stunning country home in Northumberland near Hadrian’s Wall, close to the vibrant market town of Hexham. It is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett and is rich in character, offering a warm welcome. The hotel is in the charming village of Matfen and the [...]
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to woodlands in Northumberland. And this autumn has brought truly stunning range of colour from the beech, birch and aspen trees. This gallery highlights some of the best colours visible in the North of England.
Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland
Eyemouth Golf Club Captain Bob Holmes enjoys the splendour of some of Britain’s best hills when he visits the Cheviots and the Lammermuirs, and he always appreciates a visit to Lindisfarne. Here he shares some of
There are many events and activities taking place this half-term in Northumberland. We’ve profiled some highlights here from Woodhorn and English Heritage. And we hope you enjoy half-term week, whatever you choose to do!
Cawfields Car Park on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland is one of the best places to see the starts. It is recognised officially as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Northumberland National Park with Newcastle Astronomical Society and Herding Hill Farm will host a Dark Skies event at that place on the 20th October 2012. Book ahead to attend.
Winter is a great time to research the history of your home or explore the secrets of an historical figure or researching your family. Now you can do this with other keen historians by meeting people at the Northumberland History Fair at Woodhorn, set for Oct. 28, 2012. Be sure to book your place in advance.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has produced a series of mugs with wildlife images on them. Perfect gifts for the coming Christmas season.