New guide to Northumberland and its best kept secrets
Slow Northumberland & Durham is a personal celebration of what makes this corner of northeast England special. Northumberland resident, Gemma Hall delves into the soul and essence of this area with affection, humour and gusto – and an eye for the less obvious.
Home to some of the loneliest but most beautiful stretches of moorland and coast, this area has much to offer the nature lover as well as the walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener. Whether searching for birds in the North Pennines, Georgian architecture, incredible wildlife, or tips on where to hear live Northumbrian folk music this guide gives more than enough reasons to linger. The author shares her love of Northumberland guiding visitors from historic towns and villages through to outdoor swimming opportunities, to high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast. Slow travel is encouraged with information on car-free exploration and tips for travelling by bus, train, bike or on foot.
Gemma Hall is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in natural history, the outdoors and travel.
Title: Slow Northumberland and Durham Author: Gemma Hall
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Publication: 3rd July 2012
Price: £14.99 ISBN: 9781841624334
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