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Northumberland Holidays would not be complete without a trip to Northumberland National Park. Here we will give you a little taste of what you could enjoy on a trip to this unspoilt landscape.

Most of us are not lucky enough to be able to experience the National Park from the door of our Northumbria Cottages, although some holiday lets are available. For most of us we will be arriving by car and our first priority should be to get out that tin box and into the great outdoors. Northumberland National Park has many open access areas and walkers and cyclists can enjoy the sense of space and freedom that only Northumberland can supply. Cyclists in particular will be able to take advantage of the Pennine Cycleway and Reivers Cycle Route. These excellent trails provide a suitable challenge to all levels of cycling experience.

Whilst out on foot, hoof or pedal there is plenty of wildlife to see as the park is home to deer and is also one of the last bastions of the reclusive red squirrel. There is also a great variety of birdlife and amble opportunity for bird-watchers to get that spot of the year!

History buffs should make sure to visit Breamish Valley the site of some ancient Northumberland Accommodation. It’s here that you will find the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age Hill Forts.

For the more adventurous there is Simonside Crags, home to arguably the best rock climbing in the country. There are several companies offering tuition in the area for those that fancy a challenge. A calmer challenge can be found on the River Tyne where salmon fishing let’s you pit your wits against one of the most wily of aquatic creatures.

2009 is the 60th Anniversary of the National Parks organisation. Why not celebrate this by finding out for yourself just how special the National Park protected countryside really is.

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