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Sandy shores & Coastal CastlesNorthumberland

Forty miles of dramatic coastline with beaches that stretch endlessly along the shoreline and crumbling castles that watch over this famously stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whatever the weather, Northumberland offers a uniquely magical landscape, where legend is tangible and ever-present. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne stands sentinel off the North East coast and Kielder Forest spreads its roots over two hundred and fifty square miles in the centre of this county. Sea kayak along the moody coastline or wander the magical forest trails: adventure is inevitable in Northumberland.

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.

Explore Northumberland

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Coasteering, Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking

    Northern Outdoor

    NE70 7JT

    Northern Outdoor is an adventure and activities operator located in Northumberland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, coasteering, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation and catering options.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Zip lining, Climbing

    Adventure North Wales

    Bala LL23 7YA, United Kingdom

    Adventure North Wales is an outdoor adventure operator located near Snowdonia National Park.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting, zip lining and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation and catering options.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Climbing

    Whitewater Active

    whitewater active Chapel Street, Llangollen LL20 8NW, United Kingdom

    Whitewater Active is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Llangollen, Wales.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting, mountain biking and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking

    Outer Active

    HR3 5RR

    Outer Active is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

    They offer canyoning, canoeing, kayaking and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses throughout the UK.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering

    Gradient Adventure

    Gradient Adventure, Brynrefail LL55 3NY, United Kingdom

    Gradient Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, kayaking and coasteering for groups of all abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend local accommodation options.

  • Gorge Walking, Climbing

    Seren Ventures

    Betws-y-Coed Adventure Centre, Vicarage Road, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AD

    Seren Ventures is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in Betws-y-coed in Snowdonia National Park.

    They offer canyoning and climbing for all abilities alongside a variety of courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can provide a range of accommodation, catering and transport options.

     

Adventure Inspiration

Everyday Adventure stories from Northumberland