Northumberland Cottage


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By bike, this is an easy, virtually flat route, along the meandering road alongside the River Breamish. The route is easy to pick out by road, taking you across the footbridge at Brandon (officially closed for repair, though people do cross it, it seems. If you don't want to, you can go along the A697 (hairy!) and then left along the road to Brandon.) The road then takes you all the way to Ingram Village. You can park your bikes in the car park, sited on the edge of the road before the village, then walk via the footpath signposted through a small wooded area directly, to the National Park Visitor centre, which is open March to October. Even in the low season, it's a nice place to sit outside and have a picnic, or a flask of coffee.

Coming on foot, you walk along the lane towards Brandon, but way before the footbridge, you take the signed footpath left across the fields towards East Hill , then walk around the base of the hill, and parallel to the road below, towards Ingram. The path takes you through a farm and along the farm track towards the church and visitor centre. For the more energetic among you, you can go via the top of East Hill to enjoy the view from there, before heading off towards Ingram. In the spring East Hill and the fields beyond it are covered in blue bells, creating a blue haze against bright green grass, and in the autumn the brown bracken covers the hill completely. It's windy at the top, so be prepared!


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