The Northumberland coastline, from the mouth
of the Tyne to Berwick upon Tweed, has its share
of craggy cliffs and long, sandy beaches. Yet once
one moves beyond the Tyneside conurbation in
the south, it has the feel of a neglected beauty.
Much of the scenery of the Northumberland
coast derives from its rich industrial heritage, as
everywhere can be seen the quarries from which
the coal and limestone were harvested. In most
places these have been reclaimed by Nature, and
are now thriving wildlife reserves.
Halsgroveís new-format guidebook, containing
maps, photographs and useful information will
ensure a great walking experience. Packed with
colour, the book is an ideal reminder of a visit to
Anthony Toole lives in Newcastle
upon Tyne, and spends much of his
time walking in and writing about the
hills of the north-east. He contributes
walk descriptions regularly to BBC
Countryfile Magazine and also
contributed to the AA publication, 50
Walks in Durham and Northumberland.
He writes outdoor features for
The Northumbrian,The Countryman
and North-east Life magazines. He is a
prizewinning member of Outdoor
Writersí and Photographers' Guild and
Writers and Photographers
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 9780857100092, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published April 2010.