A collection of web links I hope you will find useful for enjoying your trip to the full.

Looking over Scotland
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For hill walking and exploring the byways of this beautiful area use the Ordnance Survey maps of the area which can be ordered online:
Recommended :
The Explorer map of The Cheviots Landranger map 75 & Landranger map 81
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Northumberland National Park
Good website for all things Northumbrian.
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North Northumberland Online is another great resource for information about the area.
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Walking is a favourite pastime for visitors, so check out Shepherds Walks the award winning resource for walkers throughout Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
If you take your walking seriously this is definitely worth a visit.
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Before you set out across the hills, check out the weather but be aware that the conditions on the hills are frequently different to those on the coast.
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Alnwick Garden has become one of the highlights for visitors to Alnwick.
Not only do they have magnificent formal garden landscapes it’s great for families, with lots of chances to get wet and play. Collect water in the mini tractors, paddle in the rills, see the many ways water can move in the Serpent Garden and dodge the Grand Cascade’s jets. Play hide and seek in the Bamboo Labyrinth, and bounce on The Treehouse’s wobbly rope bridges.
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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309.
Some of you may recognise the Castle as a film location, for everything from Harry Potter to Elizabeth to Becket to Blackadder.
It is packed to the brim with treasures.
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Clare Balding did a series of half hour programmes for BBC Radio 4 whilst walking St Oswald's Way, a long distance path through Northumberland.
They make for good listening and a useful introduction to some of the countryside you will find around Fenwick Cottage.
There are 6 half-hour programmes. You can download all 6 of them to your computer to listen to offline or listen to them one by one online:
Programme 1 Programme 2 Programme 3 Programme 4 Programme 5 Programme 6
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