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  • Rainton Meadows

    Durham Wildlife Trust, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU

    Rainton Meadows is an excellent network of accessible pathways linking viewing areas that look across the lakes and wetlands, with areas of grassland and woodland completing the habitats on site. Although a relatively new site Rainton Meadows has developed into a significant area for wildlife over the last 20 years. The wetlands and grasslands support […] More

  • Chopwell Woods

    Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE39 1LT

    Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead. Miles of paths allow fantastic access, walking and cycling into the heart of this fascinating woodland. As well as walking and cyclcing, Chopwell is also great for Horse Riding, Orienteering and Geocaching. […] More

  • Saltwell Park

    East Park Rd, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

    Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s Best Park. Relax and unwind in the beautiful green space; bring the […] More

  • Durham Botanic Garden

    Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TN

    Durham University’s 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year. Wander through the alpine garden, winter garden, bamboo grove, glass […] More

  • Watergate Forest Park

    Whickham Highway, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, NE9 7EQ

    Watergate Forest Park is located on the site of the former Watergate colliery. Following reclamation work in the 1990’s the site has been transformed and now provides a haven for wildlife and a great recreational site for visitors. A series of trails and paths take you through woodland, around the lake and through wildflower meadows. […] More

  • Heddon on the Wall

    Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, NE15 0ED

    Most of Hadrian’s Wall from the outskirts of Newcastle as far as turret 33b further west lies under the Military Road, built in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of 1745. At Heddon, though, for a short distance the road turns slightly north, and stretches of Hadrian’s Wall 220 metres long and of the Wall-ditch […] More

  • Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort

    Near Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

    Witness the stunning views, explore natural wilderness and become immersed in the history while visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort. Hadrian’s Wall, an epic structure, kept the unwanted out and the welcome safe. Making use of the natural Whin Sill escarpment, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Roman Empire’s best-maintained outpost in northern Europe.  […] More

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

    near Ridley Hall, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7BP

    With its deep gorge, created by the River Allen, and the largest area of ancient semi-natural woodland in Northumberland, this 250-hectare (617-acre) site provides the perfect setting for an adventure. Largely created by Susan Davidson, Allen Banks has become a fantastic home for flora, fauna and fungi. It is also well known for its carpet […] More

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    Cragside

    Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

    Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age. Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest […] More

  • Cherryburn

    Station Bank, Mickley Square, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7DD

    This unassuming Northumbrian farmstead is the birthplace of famous artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick. Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Set in a tranquil garden with views across the Tyne Valley, Cherryburn is surrounded by the natural world that inspired his work. Discover […] More