On Sale June 9th
Where Bus Times
Depend On The Tide
JOHN SURGEY finds plenty to see on Holy Island after making the journey there by bus from Berwick.
The Very Essence Of An
English Country Garden
SUSIE WHITE visits a lovingly-tended garden in the Tyne valley in which the frantic pace of modern-day life seems far removed.
Flashing Blades On
The Tree-lined Tyne
SUSAN BURKE visits Hexham Rowing Club to see rowers of all ages and abilities sharing their enjoyment of the sport.
Moors, Woods, Water
And Plant Life Galore
This four-mile circular walk passes through a pleasant kaleidoscope of landscapes crossing an area of open moorland, then meandering through a woodland nature reserve where a small river and several burns flow into Fontburn Reservoir before joining a waterside trail along the southern shore of this attractive man-made lake. Naturalist John Steele accompanied STEWART BONNEY on the walk and provided his knowledgeable insight into the plants, trees and wildlife which can be seen.
Streams Of Consciousness
In A Wild Landscape
It is four years since TONY CLAYDON reported back on the first stage of his ambitious project to walk the banks of all the county's rivers. Now, as the project nears completion, he brings us up to date on his progress.
So Many Reasons Why
It's Great Up North
MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust reflects on the amazing biodiversity and landscape character of the northern half of the county.
Or Lovable Pet?
ANTHONY JOISCE looks at our long-standing love/hate relationship with the rabbit.
When It Comes To
Hands-on Experience. . .
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT is no stranger to the wonderful world of TV drama, albeit behind the scenes. But before the cameras get rolling, he is often called upon to carry out essential animal maintenance.
Travellers Check In
IAN KERR highlights the remarkable resilience of the tern family, which returns in numbers every summer to breed on the Northumberland coast.
The Most Dangerous
Place In The Kingdom
Such was the unenviable reputation of Norham in the 14th century: certainly not the sort of place for JOHN GRUNDY to stop and tuck into a pie.
Enjoy A Day Out In...
As regular visitors know very well, you are spoilt for choice when deciding what to do and see in Rothbury.
From Livestock To
A Field Of . . . Trees
CATH HARRIS hears how Paul and Chris Jameson are changing direction in the running of their upland farm near the Cumbrian border.
A Growth Industry With
You can’t beat the popularity of locally-grown food, as a thriving business located on the Hadrian’s Wall tourist route is discovering.
All Change On The Farm
ALLAN POTTS looks at winners and losers he has witnessed in the wildlife survival stakes.
High Time To Dust Off
Those Barbecue Skills
JANE LOVETT's recipe for barbecued Lobster with Lime, Garlic and Herb Butter
Not To Be Missed
FORD & Etal Estates will be alive with the sound of music during the last weekend in June.
By EMMA ROTHERA, Holy Island-based landscape photographer.
Bringing Roman Life
Into Modern Focus
TREASURES unearthed over many decades of archaeological digs at the world-famous Vindolanda Roman fort and its sister site at Carvoran now have a more prestigious setting, thanks to major redevelopments costing £6.3 million.
Also In This Issue...
All shipshape again
Bronzes and watercolours
In court overnight
New cycling guides
Garden's 100th anniversary
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