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Northumberland Rock Art
Rock art on Weetwood Moor

Not far from High Humbleton is one of the best sites in the UK for seeing Neolithic or early Bronze Age rock art. On Weetwood Moor you can find some of the most recognisable ancient cup and ring marked stones in the UK. At least 26 sandstone...

Fish leaping in Hethpool Linn
Salmon and sea trout leap at Hethpool Linn

Take a walk up the College Valley for a chance to see the fantastic efforts of salmon and sea trout leaping up the Hethpool Linn falls. You can either start your walk from Kirknewton or take a longer loop through the National Park from Homildon...

College Valley view from Red Cribs
College Valley

The peaceful College Valley is an unspoilt place, less frequented by visitors than some further south. They are missing out as it is truly one of the gems of Northumberland National Park. The valley is one of the five main valleys that intrude into the northern...

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Great reasons to Visit Northumberland

The benefits of visiting Northumberland are much in the news recently.   Earlier this month, the Northumberland National Park was voted the UK's National Park of the Year while Bamburgh Castle scooped Landmark of the year. Tonight's edition of London's local paper, the Evening Standard, carries a full page...

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...

Northumberland National Park near Humbleton
Northumberland National Park: Cottage’s Phenomenal “Backyard”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At Homildon Cottage, we are fortunate enough to have the Northumberland National Park right on our doorstep: our garden fence is the boundary of the Park! In our opinion, this is one of England's greatest landscape treasures with a breathtaking majesty.   Size: 1048 square kilometres (404...

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,...

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Welcome to Homildon Cottage

We fell in love with northern Northumberland several years ago. It's diffcult to pin down what attacted us the most: the hills, the people, the golden rolling light, the food, the attitude towards life, the glorious night skies ...