Local Northumberland Tips
Northumberland will always have a place in my heart. I was born and grew up in the county, and moved away for four years after finishing school, but returned knowing there was nowhere else I could truly call home. My favourite thing to do is walk my dog along the beach. Because there are so many beaches along the Northumbrian coast, I pick a different one to walk along every weekend, whether it be Bamburgh with the amazing backdrop of Bamburgh Castle or the often very deserted Buston Links near Alnmouth. My favourite walk, however, has to be from the gorgeous sandy Embleton Bay, passing Dunstanburgh Castle and into Craster with a pit stop at The Jolly Fisherman for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink before heading back to Embleton.
I have worked in the self-catering industry for over 20 years, the first 5 years of that time working on our family sheep and beef farm and running two-holiday cottages alongside my husband, Colin and two daughters Louise and Claire. Then moving on I worked for Northumbria Byways. This has provided me with a wealth of experience from an owners point of view, with tips and advice on how the get the best out of your cottage and reap the rewards. I love the outdoors, walking in the hills and along the coastline of Northumberland. Then afterwards being rewarded with fish and chips or ice cream in Seahouses. The region is so diverse with the sandy beaches from just north of Newcastle up to Bamburgh and around Holy Island then heading north toward Berwick Upon Tweed the coastline becomes more rugged.