THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO NORTHUMBERLAND, by Ellen Bowness. Published by Long Valley Books ( £12.95. Softback.

MORE than 50 sites around the coast, the countryside and Hadrian’s Wall are covered in this location guide for landscape photography. It gives detailed directions to each location including castles, beaches, piers, harbours, waterfalls and ancient monuments. Suitable for photographers of all levels, advice is given on the best time of day and the best time of year to visit locations, where to park, satnav information and a table of sunrise and sunset times for the area.

Examples include Cocklawburn Beach, three miles south of Berwick, which the author describes as having “some exceptionally photogenic geology”, and Budle Bay with a shore edged by high dunes that gives “endless possible compositions of sand, sky and marram grass”.

On the summit of Yeavering Bell the lichen-covered stones of the tumbled boundary wall of the prehistoric hillfort “make a fine foreground for the expansive panoramic views”, and Allen Banks, the beautiful wooded gorge to the south-west of Haydon Bridge, is described as “a great location for inner landscapes and long-exposure river scenes”.