The most northerly county in England is well-worth the journey to uncover its secrets
A national park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a string of beaches – there’s nothing you and your canine companion won’t love about Northumberland. The unspoilt county is home to a diverse landscape, perfect for long walkies, and a wealth of churches and gardens to discover. There are plenty of picturesque towns and villages to explore, and with the iconic Hadrian’s Wall running through the region it’s not short of cultural or historical impact either.
Both you and your dog will adore the endless possibilities for a gentle stroll or longer hike in the beautiful surroundings. The Kielder Forest Park allows you to explore a stunning, sustained area of lush green pastures, a sparkling lake and innovative architectures filled with activities and places to eat, while the Northumberland National Park features rolling hills spanning over 640 square miles.
The south of the county also encompasses part of the North Pennines, another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hay meadows and heathland make up much of the area, with rare flora and fauna making regular appearances alongside a diverse range of birds of prey, in a stretch of nature perfect for discovering with your four-legged friend. Also in the south of the region, a section of Hadrian’s Wall runs through, pulling in plenty of tourists eager to catch a photo of the infamous structure and uncover more about its origins.
Bordering Scotland, the north-east county has no cities, but Alnwick, Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Ashington are among the larger towns found in the area, all of which are home to a handful of the usual high street shops and eateries. Beaches run along the east side of the region, all of which allow dogs in some capacity, so they can splash, dig and run to their heart’s content.
The open space and picture-perfect landscapes of Northumberland make it an ideal place to take your pooch. You’ll both have a pawsome time, so why not take a look at our lovely range of dog friendly cottages and find one for you and your hound today.