December 8, 2018
Landscape Newbiggin United Kingdom
Interesting but shortR1Ldy, Northumberland
Northumberlandia is a nice place to visit for blowing some cobwebs away as it can be quite windy and cold at the top!. Nicely laid out and varying levels of paths to wander with some nice views at the peak. The paths are gravel laid though so a bit hard work pushing prams/buggies/wheelchairs up the inclines. Dogs are allowed but need to be kept on leads which is understandable but there are no "litter" bins to leave the dogs "deposits" after being picked up and bagged. :( There are also no toilet facilities which I think are drastically missing. There is enough space to house a small cafÃ© which would go down very well and I think the council are missing a trick here as the only place for refreshments or food is the pub to the left of Northumberlandia - The Snowy Owl. Unfortunately it wasn't dog friendly when I visited which is an issue if you are visiting the site with your favourite furry friends, All in all Northumberlandia is good for a Sunday afternoon wander prior to or after Sunday lunch.
It killed an hour or so.Rebecca D,
We spent an hour up here with my son and the dog and it was nice. It killed some time but dependant on the age of your kids, there is not a massive amount to do other than walk. They can't climb around her which is fair enough, so we walked up and down. if you want to get the kids out for an hour, it will kill the time for you and they can run around. If you want somewhere that has a bit more for them to do, I wouldn't recommend it. It's certainly not a day out kind of place, although we did have a lovely meal next to northumberlandia after we had walked around at the snowy owl. Well worth a visit for a cuppa before you head home xx
Great place to blow away the cobwebsStuart N, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We came here after a huge lunch at the snowy owl. The parking and entry is free and there is a small cafe. There's various paths and a few climbs along the way. We could see snow on top of the cheviots when we were there. Great place to walk the dog.
Great for a bit of fresh air on a sunny day!normandebruin, North Shields, United Kingdom
Lots of intricate pathways to explore (around 4 miles in total, I think the board said) and a good view from the top - although one side is currently occupied by a rather unsightly opencast mine, but this is to also be landscaped once it's completed. Could do with a couple of bins dotted around as I didn't see any other than the ones at the entrance. Lots of friends folk with dogs and having to carry around waste bags for the full duration of their walk. Plenty of free parking and free admission to the park, although a donations bucket is set out at the entrance, to help with the place's upkeep. Small cafe with welcome hot drinks etc, sit inside or out. Probably not the place I'd rush back to or want to pay a regular visit, nor is it worth travelling a great distance to see, but on a nice sunny day, if you're looking for a bit if fresh air and a walk, it's certainly worth a shot!
Great local attractionKismetSierra, Durham, United Kingdom
I visited here with my dog one frosty December morning for the first time. It is a really interesting place with many different walkways meaning that all visitors have space to not feel on top of one another. There is ample car parking and a small cafÃ© selling hot drinks. Definitely worth a visit.
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