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About Heddon on the Wall

About Heddon on the Wall

Location Heddon on the Wall is situated about 9 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and is bordered on the south by the River Tyne. Heddon on the Wall stands on the site of the Roman Wall, from which the village derives its name. A piece of the wall is still visible on the edge of the…

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Tour of Britain Returns

Tour of Britain Returns

Tour of Britain returns to Northumberland, where it will host it’s first ever full stage starting from Kielder Water & Forest Park and crossing the finish line in Blyth Touring Northumberland is England’s most northern county and being largely rural with an interlacing network of lightly-trafficked quiet roads. It is a gem for cycle touring….

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Northumberland Walking Links

Northumberland Walking Links

Northumberland Walking Links               Local: Outdoors Northumberland, the first place to go for outdoor activity providers in Northumberland. Active4Seasons, canoe and kayak trips for all abilities, explore the Northumbria coast or the River Tweed. Kielder bike trails, superb bike trails based around Kielder Castle. Team Cheviot Hill Riders, local…

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30 Years World Heritage Status

30 Years World Heritage Status

Hadrian’s Wall was built on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian. The primary function of Hadrian’s Wall was to keep out the Picts. The Roman Army had advanced into north England but attacks by the Picts made life difficult for them. Hadrian’s Wall was started in AD 122 and it remains a remarkable piece of…

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