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Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local ale is making a return to the Coquet Valley in Northumerland, with Coquetdale Brewery, owned by father and daughter Owen and Caroline Jackson of Rothbury, introducing new brews for ale fans. The firm was established in 2010 to bring back the centuries-old tradition of brewing in the valley. It now has three fantastic brews .

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Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Win a break in Alnwick, Northumberland

Win a break in Alnwick, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is your chance to win two nights for two at the Hog’s Head Inn, Northumberland. The Inn is a stunning and new beautiful accommodation offer in Northumberland. It offers comfort, fine food and not least a friendly welcome. Discover more!

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The Battle of Havenfield, Northumbria

The Battle of Havenfield, Northumbria

Other posts by  |  Jon Tait on Google+ |  January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Battle of Heavenfield was a fierce fight between a Northumbrian army, led by Oswald of Bernicia and a Welsh army under Cadwallon ap Cadfan of Gwynedd. It was fought in 633 or 634, and resulted in a decisive Northumbrian victory. Writer and historian Jon Tait tells the story of what some belive is Northumberland’s Alamo!

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Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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!

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Sarah Hall: ‘We’re utterly spoilt in the North East . . . with Newcastle and Northumberland’

Sarah Hall: ‘We’re utterly spoilt in the North East . . . with Newcastle and Northumberland’

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Lindisfarne Gospels return to North East, extra buses for Northumberland pilgirms

Lindisfarne Gospels return to North East, extra buses for Northumberland pilgirms

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Lindisfarne Gospels return home to North East England on Monday July 1 and will be here until September. There will be a lot of excitement around the exhibition, and many additional events, too. Find out more information and details about a special bus service running to Holy Island for residents and visitors alike.

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Northumberland to host tour of Lindisfarne Gospels

Northumberland to host tour of Lindisfarne Gospels

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are not able to make it to Durham to see the remarkable and priceless Lindisfarne Gospels, take advantage of the opportunity to see a copy of the Gospels at various churches and museums in Northumberland this summer.

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Woodhorn Northumberland Miners’ Picnic

Woodhorn Northumberland Miners’ Picnic

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Come and celebrate an important part of North East industrial heritage on Saturday at Woodhorn, near Ashington, Northumberland, with the 2013 Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. There will be an phenomenal amount to do for all the family, including music, dance, a picnic and of course a brass band.

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Northumberland Brinkburn Festival to feature Benjamin Britten

Northumberland Brinkburn Festival to feature Benjamin Britten

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brinkburn Music Festival artistic director Paul McCreesh will step down on a high as his last festival will celebrate the music of Benjamin Britten. It takes place July 5 – 7, 2013.

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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 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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Something about black & white that feeds the soul

Something about black & white that feeds the soul

Other posts by  |  Keith Moss on Google+ |  February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Landscape photograph Keith Moss, who is based near Middlesbrough, is a fine art photographer who specialises in black and white. He loves shooting landscapes and also teaches landscape photography. In his second piece he shares his two passions: a love of analogue black and white photography and Northumberland. Discover white fires these passions and Keith’s favourite locations!

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Award-winning costumes take centre stage at Woodhorn, Northumberland

Award-winning costumes take centre stage at Woodhorn, Northumberland

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

If you would like to see costumes worn by the stars up close, now is your chance. Woodhorn in Northumberland is displaying outfits worn by actors including Kiera Knightley, Kate Winslett, Bette Davis, Jude Dench, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. The exhibition will include information about designers and the processes involved in creating the clothing.

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Haltwhistle Northumberland Walking Festival

Haltwhistle Northumberland Walking Festival

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you love walking and history? Then the Haltwhistle Walking Festival is just for you. It will have plenty of walks that cover Northumberland history, including treks around Hadrian’s Wall, through Border Reivers country and ancient standing stones. There will also be walks touching on the impact of World War II and a history talk on the Reivers by Paddy Dillon. read on to find out more!

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