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Watching the birds

Research earlier this year showed that watching garden birds is good for your mental health. We certainly find it a relaxing break from the hurly-burly of modern life, whether it's while sipping a coffee in the conservatory or out on the hills. [caption id="attachment_16495" align="aligncenter" width="684"]...

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Dispatches from the Cheviot hills

Below we republish extracts from a blog by a recent guest at Homildon Cottage inspired by the Cheviots and North Northumberland in Spring. “ Low, red-roofed Homildon Cottage forms the gatepost to Northumberland National Park and St Cuthbert’s Way all the way to Lindisfarne. It nestles below...

Dark Sky Stargazing
Dark Sky Park: a window to the stars

Come and marvel at the stars and planets revealed by a truly dark night sky Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is officially the best place in England to gaze in marvel at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association has awarded the park its top "gold...

Farmhouse table set with holiday breakfast for eight
Well-equipped kitchen

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Created by keen cooks, Homildon Cottage's kitchen comes well-equipped. So whether slow cooking a stew to come home, baking tea time treats or brewing early morning coffee, the budding chef will find they need on hand. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" header_style="" parallax_content_width="in_grid" anchor="" in_content_menu="" content_menu_title="" content_menu_icon=""...

Homildon hill walk

The start of an early morning hill walk from Homildon Cottage into the Northumberland National Park and around the base of Humbleton Hill. Recorded in February 2015, it was the day after we bought the cottage and a wonderful sunny winter's morning – with beautiful...

View from Humbleton Hill
Humbleton Hillfort walk

A steep climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill with its Iron Age hillfort and fantastic views. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 30 minutes (one way - short route) Distance: 0.75 miles (one way - short route)   Climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill (historically Homildon Hill) for expansive views over Wooler and...

Path around Homildon Hill
Humbleton Hill circular

A short circular walk allowing you to get out on the moors for a brief stretch. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes Distance: 3 miles   If you've got something tasty cooking in the AGA and want to stretch your legs before settling down to eat,...

Walking to Wooler
Walk to Wooler from Homildon Cottage via St Cuthbert’s Way

Follow St Cuthbert's Way to Wooler on a walk that mixes a little bit of everything: hills, fields and woods. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Wooler Time: 1 hour Distance: 2.75 miles If you fancy a more leisurely stroll than the direct route to Wooler – perhaps before stopping for lunch at...

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Walk to Wooler from Homildon Cottage – direct route

The most direct walk to Wooler is mostly along a quiet road – aside from a short but pleasant stretch of footpath cutting a corner across a field. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Wooler Time: 15-20 minutes Distance: 1.25 miles   Walking at a reasonable pace, this can be done in quarter of an hour –...