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Great Northumberland

Great Northumberland

Great Northumberland, a summer of free events across the county, finished on Saturday 1st September with a parade through the England’s most northerly town, Berwick-upon-Tweed followed by a concert which celebrated all facets of Northumberland, from the coast, to the hinterland, the people and the spirit. Devised and delivered by Northumberland County Council and inspired…

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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: Active4Seasons, canoe and kayak trips for all abilities, explore the Northumbria coast or the River Tweed. Team Cheviot Hill Riders, local mountainbike club, check out the 4-cross track and downhill courses at Wooler. Northumberland National Park, find out about the national park on our…

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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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