Northumberland: Hike, Bike & Kayak

05/08/2021 through 09/01/2022
05/08/2021 through 09/04/2022
Intrepid Travel

Northumberland: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Flanked with wild countryside, ancient ruins and views to stop you in your tracks, a journey along the magnificent River Tyne is an absolute must to get the most out of northeast England. With a local leader by your side, travel to the sources of the North and South Tyne, explore the point where they both meet, and follow them all the way to Tynemouth. Visit Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle and the Kielder Forest. Whether you’re on foot, on a bike or in a kayak, this spectacular corner of the country is sure to leave you in awe.

Activities

  • Kielder Forest walk
  • Kielder Forest & Tyne River cycling tour
  • Sycamore Gap visit
  • Hadrian’s Wall walk
  • Alston to Hexham cycling tour
  • Warden Rock kayaking adventure
  • Tyne River cycling tour to Tynemouth
  • Tynemouth Beach walk

Highlights

  • Follow the North and South Tyne through the spectacular scenery of Northumberland by bike, on foot and in a kayak or canoe.
  • Enjoy stunning accommodation in an old inn dating back over 300 years in Northumberland National Park and a Victorian townhouse turned hotels with views of the 6th-century Abbey in Hexham.
  • Cycle into the wild heart of Northumberland, walk along the ancient roman ruins of Hadrian’s Wall and visit the Sycamore Gap, one of the country’s most photographed trees.
  • Explore the beautiful Kielder Forest on the border of England and Scotland, where the North Tyne river rises and the dark skies make for a perfect spot for stargazing.
  • Cycle from Alston, the highest market town in England, down through the Tyne Gap valley, then take to the water in a canoe or kayak and explore the point where the North and South Tyne meets.

Itinerary

Day 1 Newcastle upon Tyne to Kielder Forest
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Day 2 Northumberland National Park
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Day 3 Hexham
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Day 4 Newcastle upon Tyne
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