Visitors can enjoy deserted beaches, take secluded walks and explore Roman history. An example is the Hadrian's Wall Path which meanders up the undulating slopes of Steel Rigg. 

Walkers can explore the path which is one of the most iconic features in the Northumbrian landscape.  It is an awesome cliff face highlighting how the Romans used this natural phenomenon to maximise the strength of the Emperor Hadrian's frontier.

Visitors can also stop at the Cawfields Milecastle, just like the Roman soldiers would have done, to admire the magnificent views of the Tyne Valley. This route takes walkers west to the famous Sycamore Gap. Did you know that this area appeared in the Kevin Costner film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'?

It is possible to double back on yourself with a circular route around Crag Lough lake at the foot of the crag face. This presents the wondrous view which any wayward barbarians would have had 2000 years ago, and yet, now it is a scenic spot to end explorations.

Interestingly, it is said that 85% of the UK population have not yet experienced the stillness of a truly dark sky. If you are one of these people then, Northumberland will not disappoint. The area is well known for regularly experiencing an untouched dark sky at night. 

It is worth taking time to visit the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Visitors can look to the heavens and clearly view hundreds of stars and the Milky Way. This is a breath-taking experience.

Alternatively, Battlesteads in the North Tyne Valley offer a Dark Sky Stay and Gaze accommodation for guests. The astronomers at their new observatory will tell visitors everything they need to know about constellations, the universe and more.

There is no doubt that Northumberland has lots of experiences to offer visitors and is worth a visit at any time of the year.

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