A common tradition for families all over the UK at this time of year is to pull on their wellies and overcoats, and head off on a brisk walk on Boxing Day – absolutely perfect for blowing away the cobwebs and walking off all that festive turkey and trimmings. What’s great about this idea is that it can be done anywhere, so even if you aren’t at home for Christmas you can still enjoy a few traditions with ease. Here are just a couple of good Northumberland walks to consider if you’re up this neck of the woods this Christmas, enjoying a stay in a bed and breakfast in Northumberland.
This is a great choice since it’s so family friendly and your kids will have a whale of a time because there’s a den-building zone, wildlife hides and three amazing adventure play areas, so they’ll be kept very busy indeed as you and the rest of the adults take a leisurely stroll around the lake.
Here you’ll find part of the Stick Man trail which you can follow for a while to keep you busy. Plus the village itself is ripe for exploration, and your little ones will love taking in the castle and running around the minotaur maze. What could possibly be better?
Craster to Low Newton
If you’re in the area, head off from the fishing village of Craster and make your way to Low Newton (which should take around two hours), taking in the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and going for a love stroll along Embleton Sands. Plus you can pop in for a pint at The Ship Inn when you’re done.
Winter walks at Cragside
For amazing views and lots of beautiful lakes, make your way to Cragside and go on the gun walk, whcih will take you right through the heart of Lord Armstrong’s estate. You’re also sure to see roe deer, robins and a whole lot more wildlife. Find even more fun ideas for Boxing Day walks on the National Trust website.