10 great places for an Autumn family walk in Northumberland - as chosen by you

With a chill in the air and as the nights turn darker, we asked you – the Northumberland Gazette readers – to reveal your favourite autumnal walking spots across the county.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 5:41 pm

And you took to our Facebook page to share the best places in and around Northumberland to enjoy some fresh air with the family.

Here are some of your top picks for places to get that step count up in the great outdoors!

Thanks to everyone who shared a suggestion on the Gazette’s Facebook page.

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*Coquet Valley up to Barrowburn – Enjoy a number of walking and cycling routes through the open meadows, moorlands and hills.

*Craster to Embleton Bay – A bracing and beautiful coastal walk, whatever the weather!

*Cragside – Tickets must be pre-booked to visit the house and grounds at Cragside. Check out the website to find out what’s open and when – and where you need tickets for.

*Druridge Bay Country Park – A reader favourite, the park has all you could want for an afternoon of escapism with the family.

Wrap up warm if you're heading for a walk across the county.

*Holburn Moss – Wellies at the ready – it could be a wet and muddy walk, but well worth it. There are a network of public footpaths and bridleways to choose from at this Northumberland Wildlife Trust location.

*Plessey Woods Country Park – Pack a picnic (and a coat) to take advantage of the woodland, nature trails and riverside beauty of Plessey Woods.

*Bamburgh beach – Grab an ice cream – even in the autumn and winter months – and enjoy the gorgeous coastline and majestic castle views.

*Cambois beach – You just can’t beat a British beach in the cooler weather. Get bundled up in your big coat and just take in that fresh sea air!

*Thrunton Wood – There are miles of trails to explore – and plenty of wild views to capture on camera – here. Cyclists and horse riders are also welcome in the wood.

*Fontburn Reservoir – Take in the scenery as you walk around the reservoir with the family.

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