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Arty Footsteps Part of the English National Park Experience Collection


On a bright February day, Jane Harbottle, Wildlife Artist and I met five visitors from Germany and Steph from the national project team to introduce Arty Footsteps to the German tour company representatives. Arty Footsteps is brand new and is part of the English National Park Experience Collection in Northumberland National Park. The idea, a…

Bewick Moor – a prehistoric landscape deep in rural Northumberland


Bewick Moor is a hidden gem, lying between Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland Coast, it is a huge area of upland raised bog, covered largely in heather, grazed by a few sheep and packed with prehistoric features, just waiting to be discovered. The walk starts in the village of Eglingham, there’s a reason for…

The sun doesn’t always shine on a Footsteps guided walk


Every now and again, despite the weather forecast not being so great, it is worth getting out into the hills to have a bit of a battle against the elements. So there we are, four of us and a dog, in the border village of Kirk Yetholm at the very end of, or for some…

Hedgehope, a very fine hill in Northumberland National Park


Hedgehope, the second highest hill in the National Park is often overlooked as a destination. Walkers are drawn to its higher neighbour, The Cheviot, which is great hill to walk up, but the plateau on the summit, means the views are somewhat restricted by the nature of the landscape. The Cheviot has some great views…

A wild and windy day on the Northumberland Coast


Yet another wild and windy Footsteps walk; Craster, Dunstanburgh and Low Newton along the Northumberland Coast. Every Wednesday, I lead a Footsteps guided walk for guests staying at the Holiday Property Bond centre in Lucker and today we following one of the nation’s favourite walks, Craster to Low Newton and back. Eight people joined the…