Make a date with our county 2016 calendar

MAY: Bluebell Woods, Morpeth. Picture by Jane Coltman
MAY: Bluebell Woods, Morpeth. Picture by Jane Coltman
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The magnificent castles, countryside and coastline of Northumberland are all featured in spectacular fashion in the latest Gazette calendar.

The undoubted riches of the county have been captured by the expert eyes of our staff photographers Jane Coltman and Kimberley Powell and compiled to give you a month-by-month glimpse of some of the delights.

New Year fireworks at Alnwick Castle is the January picture in the Northumberland Calendar 2016. Picture by Jane Coltman

New Year fireworks at Alnwick Castle is the January picture in the Northumberland Calendar 2016. Picture by Jane Coltman

The 2016 calendar kicks off with a spectacular firework display at Alnwick Castle, which heralded the New Year.

It is a dramatic image that really puts you in the mood for the festivities to welcome the dawning of a new age.

Incredible views of Holy Island, bluebell woods at Morpeth, Wooler in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills, Ratcheugh Observatory near Alnwick, Dunstanburgh Castle and the beautiful College Valley follow to provide a feast for fans of Northumberland.

Berwick is photographed just after the passing of a storm, the buildings brightly lit against a contrasting leaden sky; and one of the most popular visitors to the county, the iconic puffin, is pictured with a beakful of breakfast on the Farne Islands. The year is appropriately rounded off with an image of the Christmas lights at Warkworth.

JULY: Wooler. Picture by Kimberley Powell

JULY: Wooler. Picture by Kimberley Powell

Bamburgh Castle is the subject of the cover photo. The imposing fortress is taken from a field of gentle poppies.

The Northumberland 2016 Calendar, priced £5.25, is produced by Johnston Press North East, publisher of the Northumberland Gazette and Morpeth Herald, and Tweeddale Press Group, publishers of the Berwick Advertiser.

It is on sale in shops now and will be available online, via our websites www.northumberlandgazette@jpress.co.uk, www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk and morpethherald@jpress.co.uk soon.

The calendar, which is in the same format as previous years with plenty of space to write on your reminders, makes a perfect Christmas gift and is always very popular, so make sure you get your copy before they are all snapped up.

AUGUST: Cambo. Picture by Jane Coltman

AUGUST: Cambo. Picture by Jane Coltman