Get back to nature at the birthplace of Capability Brown

Kirkharle, Northumberland

2015 is the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way, Britain’s first National Trail, and there is no better way to celebrate than walking the route.

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The 268-mile Pennine Way passes through five counties, finishing a mile north of Northumberland in the border village of Kirk Yetholm. Spend a walking holiday journeying through the Northumberland National Park with its clear air, clean waters and dark skies.

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans along the path of Hadrian’s Wall. Pass Sycamore Gap, the highest remains of Hadrian’s Wall and the solitary tree immortalised in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 

Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian’s Wall, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain and being only a mile from the Pennine Way it is well worth a short diversion, imagining life as a Roman soldier almost 2,000 years ago. 

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