Take the northern route along the Pennine Way National Trail, the oldest and most iconic long-distance walk through the UK's rocky backbone, devised by journalist Tom Stephenson and inspired by the US Appalachian Trail, which was opened to the public in 1965.
Explore the history-laden trails, Roman ruins, hills and spectacular landscapes that inspired writers such as the Bronte sisters and William Wordsworth. Get to know the National Parks in the Northern Pennines, Northumberland National Park and a stretch along Hadrian's Wall, a border boundary of the Roman Empire, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Get to know Sycamore Gap, awarded the English Tree of the Year at the Woodland Trust Awards.
- Admire the curlew, the official symbol of the Northumberland National Park.
- Try the homemade pastries in the historic commercial town of Bellingham.
- Enjoy an astronomical sighting in the Dark Sky Park in Northumberland, the largest in Europe.