National Picnic Month Celebrate With A Treasure Trail In Northumberland
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July is National Picnic Month making for the perfect excuse to get outside in the glorious Northumberland air to celebrate long summer days with friends and family.
With so many hidden gems, and much-loved favourite
spots across the county making for perfect picnic spots, here are some Treasure Trails for those who fancy incorporating a little adventure to build up an appetite for their summer picnic moments.
With over 120 Trails to choose from across the county, each Trail takes around two and a half hours to complete, so once suitably tired out, adventurers will be well deserving of a picnic retreat.
Here are a couple of the most popular Northumberland Trails with perfect picnic spots below.
Alnwick – The Wicked Wizard
- his circular Trail starts in the Market Square and takes you around this small market village most famed for its castle's links to Harry Potter. The route explores Baliffgate, St Michael's Church and Pottergate as you come into contact with life gone by from every century for the last 700 years.
- The Trail starts at St George's Church near to the Chantry and takes you around the county town of Morpeth. The route takes in interesting buildings and delightful parkland, also crossing the river Wansbeck four times before the finish back at the Chantry.
Berwick Upon Tweed Trail
- Your self-guided mystery Trail will take you on many twists and turns through the heart of Berwick-upon-Tweed. You'll be spotting evidence and cracking clues around the eastern part of the town walls, enjoying the pretty vistas before finishing in Marygate. But don't get too distracted by the sights - there's something sinister going on!