walking country

Northumberland has an extensive public footpath network and there are miles of stunning coast for the walker to enjoy.


cycling country

Cycles can be hired form Pedal Power in Amble – and see www.visitnorthumberland.co.uk for numerous coastal and inland cycle routes.


fishing country

There are a wealth of fishing opportunities on Northumberland's many rivers and sea fishing trips can be chartered at nearby Amble and Seahouses harbours.


golfing country

There are golf courses in Alnwick, Dunstanburgh Castle and Alnmouth, all within easy reach.


birdwatching country

The diversity of the Northumberland landscape offers some of the best bird and wildlife spotting in the country. One special opportunity is a boat trip, from Seahouses, around the Farne Islands, an internationally recognised bird sanctuary. Between May and July you can see nesting colonies of Arctic terns, puffins, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags and guillemots and the resident colony of grey seals. Around Coquet Island you can see Britain’s rarest sea bird, the roseate tern and all along the coast are excellent spots to observe spring and autumn migrations. Inland, Kielder Water and Forest Park is home to breeding ospreys and the rare red squirrel.

Outdoor Activities

Alnwick is ideally placed for many outdoor activities.