Northumberland National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Northumberland National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Northumberland National Park is the northernmost National Park in England, lying immediately south of Scotland. Although it does not possess the stunning scenery of the Lake District, it has its own rugged beauty, is sparsely populated, and has plenty of archaeological sites, the main one being Hadrian’s Wall. The Pennine Way crosses the Park, as does Hadrian’s Wall Path.
Northumberland National Park Guidebooks
As well as Northumberland National Park Guidebooks on rambling, we include books on geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the Northumberland National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.
“The book comprises 36 short walking routes between 4 and 14 miles in Northumberland, England’s most sparsely populated county. Ranging from easy ambles and gentle woodland trails to long days on the hills, there is something for all types of walker – and all types of weather. Taking in the beautiful coast with its immense, empty beaches and dramatic crag-top castles to the remote hills of the Cheviots and Pennines, the whole county is covered. Most of the routes are circular, but there are a few linear walks that make use of local bus services. The landscapes are rich in history, featuring Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles, and much more. The walks are divided into five geographical areas: north-east Northumberland, National Park (north), Kielder, Tyne Valley and National Park (south) and the North Pennines. Each walk description contains information on start/finish points, distance covered, total ascent, terrain, approximate walking time, grade, maps required, transport options, public toilets and refreshments, and is accompanied by 1:50k OS mapping. The book also includes a handy route summary table.”
– Walking in Northumberland: 36 walks throughout the national park – coast, Cheviots, Hadrian’s Wall and Pennines (Cicerone Walking Guides)
“30 circular walks covering the whole of Northumberland from north to south and east to west aimed at people of all walking abilities and preferences with lengths ranging from 4.5 km (2.8 miles) to 17.8 km (11.1 miles) and difficulty ranging from easy to strenuous. Many of the longer walks have shorter versions and altogether the different variations and combinations make for 48 routes. The walks range from the fabulous Northumberland coastline to the Cheviot Hills, Kielder Forest, the North Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall and there are a significant number of walks in the area between the coast and the Cheviots.”
– Discover Northumberland: 30 Coastal and Inland Walks
Northumberland National Park Maps
At the end of the display we show the three Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps that cover almost all of the National Park (the best that are commercially available). We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available.