Northumberland, England

It took me until 2006 to start paying visits to Northumberland where plenty of quiet walking is there to be enjoyed. Everyone would seem to be passing through the county en route to other destinations so its hills and coastline can be found underpopulated even on fine sunny days. My coastal hikes have taken me from Alnmouth to Embleton and I quiet fancy continuing further north than these to maybe take in Lindisfarne and Bamburgh. There's also the Northumberland National Park that cares for the hills along the Scottish border and it is those around Wooler that have seen my footfall with a walk along from there along St. Cuthbert's Way taking me all of the way to Kirk Yetholm. It was a splendid outing so maybe looking at what surrounds Rothbury could be next. Then, there's Kielder Water or Hadrian's Wall to be sampling too. The county may get ignored but that's an undeserved slight of attention.