With the Northumberland National Park on the doorstep and the coast just a few miles away, this is a holiday that packs all the punches. From historic castles overlooking the sea to award-winning beaches where you can have a midnight feast on the dunes and watch the aurora borealis in all its colourful glory. There is the Kelder Observatory, too, if you are up for stargazing with a telescope with qualified astronomers on hand.
Nearby, Thrunton Woods has miles of cycling and waymarked walking trails. One is a leisurely stroll of two miles and the other is a more challenging five-miler that does involve climbing up to Thrunton Crag, where you will be rewarded for your efforts with sweeping views towards the Cheviots. Just beyond the town’s limits, you are in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty that includes riverside paths, lakes and two waterfalls. There is even a National Trust café where you can refuel.
Upper Oakwood affords you the best of both worlds where you are in a historic market town location surrounded by outstanding countryside and a coastline nearby ranked as one of the best in the country.
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