Northumberland borders Scotland to the north and is the northernmost county in England. Also bordering Cumbria to the west and having a North sea coastline, it is well placed for some of the very best adventure activities England has to offer. It is perhaps most well known for Hadrian’s Wall and its high moorlands and the Northumberland National Park, a raw undeveloped landscape where visitors flock every year to explore and get back to nature. It is also surprisingly often, a good place to spot the Northern Lights but despite its beauty and popularity for tourists and holidaymakers, Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Back Bowden Doors (Colour Heugh)N Hazelrigg, Chatton, Alnwick, NE66 5SB
BamburghSwinhoe, Chathill, NE67 5AB
Beadnell BayBeadnell, Chathill, NE67 5AB
Berryhill CragCornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TP
Bothal WeirBothal, Ashington, Morpeth, NE61 6SR
Bowden DoorsChatton, Alnwick, NE66 5RY
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in Northumberland
With many centres in urban areas, even those without easy access to the great outdoors can head to a bouldering wall and practice their climbing skills in this friendly, social and inclusive activity.
Suitable for all ages, surfing is an accessible activity for all ages and with miles and miles of coastline to explore in the UK you’re never too far from the surf.
With many different variations, there’s a form of climbing to suit all abilities – both indoors and out, and great places to climb wherever you are in the UK.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Everyday Adventure stories from Northumberland