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Excursions

Alnwick 11 Recommended for motorists Medieval market town with cobbled streets and fine stone buildings which now house a variety of specialist shops and family businesses.
Bamburgh & Preston Peel Tower 23 Recommended for motorists Coastal village dominated by a magnificent castle overlooking the sea, with stunning views of the Farne Islands, Holy Island and the Cheviots.
Breamish River & Brandon 1 Recommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers Pleasant short walk or cycle ride. The route is flat but there are lots of interesting things to see and do on the way.
Brough Law 2 Recommended for motoristsRecommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers An easy, if steep, walk close to the cottage.
Cheviot   Recommended for motoristsRecommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers A strenuous walk for seasoned hill climbers. Best to drive up the stunning and isolated College Valley for the best approach. [under construction]
Chillingham 8 Recommended for motorists Hamlet in the heart of the countryside, famous for its castle and its unique herd of Wild White Cattle, the only surviving examples of a breed common in medieval times.
Dunstanburgh Castle & Craster 18 Recommended for motorists Romantic ruins of an extensive 14th century castle situated on high cliffs near the picturesque fishing village of Craster.
East Hill ½ Recommended for walkers A perfect first trip out from the cottage, walk up the lane and there is a big hill waiting to be climbed!
Eglingham Recommended for cyclists Village with a nice pub and a church. The route to Eglingham (pronounced Egling-jum) makes a good cycle ride, with just one steep hill on the way.
Ford & Etal 19 Recommended for motorists Twin 19th century planned villages with an impressive range of attractions including a narrow gauge steam railway and water-driven mill.
Glanton Recommended for cyclists Uphill cycle ride rewarded by great views towards Whittingham and the Simonside Hills.
Happy Valley 7 Recommended for motorists A popular local beauty spot, Happy Valley is particularly pretty in spring when the wood is carpetted with bluebells and other wild flowers.
Hedgehope   Recommended for motorists The second highest peak in the Cheviots, and a nice day's walk from Hartside, high in the Breamish Valley. [under construction]
Holy Island 32 Recommended for motorists Beautiful island community on the coast, also known as Lindisfarne. With its castle, abbey, pub, shops, nature reserve and sandy beaches it is well worth a visit.
Ingram Recommended for motoristsRecommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers Tiny hamlet in the Breamish Valley with a newly refurbished Visitor Centre and a pretty church. A gentle outing with little climbing and great for children.
Linhope Spout   Recommended for motoristsRecommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers Stunning waterfall at the foot of hedgehope Hill, high in the Breamish Valley. Great picnic spot, to drive, cycle or walk to. [under construction]
Newton-by-the-Sea 17 Recommended for motorists Small 18th century fishing village consisting of cream-washed cottages set around a green and looking out to sea across the beach of Newton Haven.
Powburn 1 Recommended for cyclistsRecommended for walkers Powburn is a short walk from Branton along a footpath through fields with great views of Titlington Pike, Glanton Hill and Pike.
Seahouses & the Farne Islands 22 Recommended for motorists Colourful, lively seaside resort and fishing harbour. Boat trips to see the bird and seal colonies on the Farne Islands are available throughout the summer.
Thrunton Wood & Castle Hill 5 Recommended for motorists Great for dog walks if your dog likes to chase sheep, as there is no livestock.Also a delight for children to explore the huge scramble of big trees, to climb and hide in, at the top of Castle Hill. Beautiful in Autumn. [under construction]
Warkworth & Alnmouth 18 Recommended for motorists Stunning Villages well worth a visit, situated on the fantastic Northumberland Coastal route.
Whittingham 4 Recommended for motoristsRecommended for cyclists Pretty village, subject of the original song 'Are you going to Whittingham fair?' (latterly Scarborough fair). [under construction]
Yeavering Bell 10 Recommended for motorists Bronze age hill fort walk, north of Wooler [under construction]

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#    Distance from Branton (miles)
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