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Northumberland National Park

One of the best activities for people staying in Northumbria Cottages is to explore one of the UK’s best natural wonders, the Northumberland National Park.

The National Park in Northumberland is one of the most tranquil places in England. When you visit, you will be greeted by spectacular hills and magnificent valleys that cross the county from the Scottish border to Hadrian’s wall.

April is a great month to visit the Northumberland National park as there are some treats to look out for while you explore the natural beauty.

In the Cottage Valley, Simonside and Coquetdale you may see a black grouse, which is a treat for both bird watchers and nature lovers.

Other birds you should look out for are willow warblers, whinchats and tree pipits in around the Otterburn area. April is a good time to spot birds of prey such as buzzars and peregrine falcons.

To see the Curlewred squirrel and roe deer fawns, you should head to the National Parks Conifer forests that feature in Simonside, Harwood and Wark.

No matter what area of the park you are visiting, you should be able to spot dippers and otters in the lakes and rivers that are spread through the park.

To make the most of the National Park and to make sure you spot all the best wildlife, why not talk to one of the Park’s rangers and ask about one of their suggested walks. Talking to the rangers is a great way to gauge whether a certain walk will be suitable for beginners or for more experienced walkers. There are plenty of self guided walks you can take that will give you information and things to look out for while traversing the routes.

So if you are on Holiday in Northumbria and staying in Northumberland Accommodation, why not pay the Northumberland National Park a visit. Whether you are a nature lover and want to spot some birds of prey or just want to stretch your legs and see Hadrian’s wall there is something for everyone.

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