Map charts tasty landmarks for walkers in Northumberland

From left:  Dawn Goodwill-Evans, senior business development officer, Active Northumberland, Bethany Gallacher, PR & social media assistant , Northumberland Tourism, Coun Eileen Cartie, Paul Nichol, tourism & visitor economy manager, Active Northumberland, Coun Adrian Cartie, Deputy Mayor of Blyth. Front: Coun Val Tyler.
From left: Dawn Goodwill-Evans, senior business development officer, Active Northumberland, Bethany Gallacher, PR & social media assistant , Northumberland Tourism, Coun Eileen Cartie, Paul Nichol, tourism & visitor economy manager, Active Northumberland, Coun Adrian Cartie, Deputy Mayor of Blyth. Front: Coun Val Tyler.
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A new food and walking guide for Northumberland is set to put a spring in the step and a rumble in the stomach of visitors and residents alike.

The Taste of South East and Mid Northumberland Leaflet includes a handy map of popular walking routes, attractions and the locations of nearby shops, cafes and restaurants selling locally-produced food and drink.

In 2014, the Northern Lands Project produced the Tasty Trails series of leaflets showing walking routes and foodie places across the protected landscape areas of Northumberland and Durham. The new guide, launched by Northumberland County Council and Active Northumberland, extends that coverage.

Coun Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture at Northumberland County Council, said: “This is a pocket-sized guide for lovers of fine local food and for people who fancy getting out and about to enjoy our parks and trails. It highlights some of the great walks in the area and some of the excellent places in the county for delicious Northumbrian produce.”

Listed businesses include the Blagdon Farm Shop, the Old Boat House at Amble Harbour, the Hooked Restaurant in Alnmouth, the Northumberland Arms in Felton. Walking trails listed include details of walks in Plessey Woods, Holywell Dene and Cragside.

Residents and visitors can pick up the guide from tourist information centres, leisure centres, libraries and businesses around the region. People can also join one of Active Northumberland’s free health walks based around south-east and north Northumberland.

Visit www.visitnorthumberland.com for more information on the Tasty Trails leaflet. See here for more information on walking in Northumberland.