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Introducing Northumberland Coast

It’s difficult to imagine that there would be such a thing as ‘undiscovered’ country in a place so populated, so thoroughly modern, as England. But Northumberland is it: utterly wild and stunningly beautiful, with ne’er a trace of Man save the fortified houses and friendly villages that speckle the rugged interior, itself protected by the boundaries of a huge national park. Along the magnificent and pale sweeping coast to the east are long, stunning beaches bookmarked by dramatic wind-worn castles and tiny islands offshore that really do have an air of magic about them. To the west is Kielder Water, an astoundingly huge yet secluded lake, with land on all sides enveloped by forest. The most strikingly evocative part of Hadrian’s Wall slices through the south.