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Northumberland family-friendly walks book

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Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks, by Jon Tait of Rothbury

Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks, by Jon Tait of Rothbury

Fell walker Jon Tait has scaled Ben Nevis and slept on top of Blencathra – but he reckons the views from the top of Yeavering Bell, Northumberland, are among the best you’ll ever see.

Jon, 39, from Rothbury, has a new book out now from award-winning Scottish publishers Pocket Mountains.

Northumberland: 40 Coast and Country Walks contains 96 pages of beautiful photography, maps and route text that also explores history, local folklore and legends.

Jon with his son Jack on holiday near Bamburgh

Jon with his son Jack on holiday near Bamburgh

“It is part of Pocket Mountain’s easy walks range – aimed at a family-friendly audience,” said Jon. “The walks are moderate walks of around two hours average. The likes of Humbleton Hill, the Drake Stone, Cragside Lakes etc. There are maps and route text included so the book can be used on a walk – but there’s also plenty of history and local interest included, so it’s a nice read in itself.”

Jon covered around 150 miles in the easy to moderate family-friendly trails and the whole county is included with walks in and the Berwick, Alnwick, Rothbury, Hexham and Morpeth areas.

It is available on pre-order from Amazon.co.uk or direct from the publisher www.pocketmountains.com for just £6.99 including free postage and packing and look out for it in all good local bookshops.

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