Winter photography tips

Check out these great tips for picture perfect winter snaps © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Check out these great tips for picture perfect winter snaps

 We met up with renowned photographer Joe Cornish who gave us his top tips for taking photographs in winter. We couldn't keep them to ourselves, as we know lots of you love taking photos. So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get out there!

Track wild animals in the woods

Track wild animals in the woods

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Great places to tick off 50 things in the North East this winter:

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - great for skimming stones and bird watching
  • Hadrian's Wall - perfect for star gazing, geocaching and playing in the snow
  • Gibside - go on an adventure tracking wild animals through the woods
  • Wallington - this place has the best climbing tree and is great for making trails with sticks

Mother's Day

Mothers day is fast approaching, so if you haven't made plans yet to spoil your mum, you could treat her to a mother's day lunch at Cragside or a day at at Gibside with live music and cream tea.



As soon as it snows we'll be getting out the snowshoes and going on an adventure across Hadrian's Wall. Join us for a day showshoeing, shelter building and who could resist a bit of sledging?

Farmers' markets

Join us at Gibside on the first and third Saturday of every month for the farmers' market. A great chance to pick up delicious fresh produce and support local suppliers. 

Gibside's pub

Come and have your well earned Friday night beer in Gibside's beer garden. We'll light the braziers to keep you warm and the kids can keep themselves entertained in the play area. And if it rains - we'll retreat inside.

Get outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors? Whether you want to get into sport or already love cycling, running or walking, check out our downloadable routes, regular events and guided cycle rides.

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