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Northumberland guide unveiled

Posted 6 January 2011
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Northumberland guide unveiled
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People who like to go walking may wish to start planning a trip to Northumberland now, as the national park authority has just published a new guide for 2011.

The 32-page document contains a map and information on the events and attractions visitors can enjoy in and around the national park this year.

Visitors heading there with walking boots, Ordnance Survey maps and waterproof jackets may be keen on the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, with the guide noting the national park has 700 miles of footpaths and public rights of way.

It is also offering some formal walking events, stating: "Comprehensive visitor information includes suggested walking routes and the times of free guided walks by volunteer rangers every Sunday in July and August."

Other information tells of places to stay and eat, as well as the fleshpots on offer in nearby Newcastle and Gateshead.

Walking highlights of Northumberland include The Cheviot, at 2,674 ft the highest mountain in England outside Cumbria.