North East

The Walled Garden at Wallington, Northumberland

Get lost in characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore the gems of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Half-term family adventures

Half-term adventures in the North East 

From spooky outdoor trails to indoor crafts on rainy days, there's plenty to keep young imaginations busy during October half-term. Check out our suggestions for an adventure-filled autumn break.

Red squirrel in a tree

Where to see wildlife this autumn 

The North East is home to some of the UK's most spectacular wildlife spotting opportunities. In autumn, look out for red squirrels scurrying amongst the trees making their winter stockpiles, cute and fluffy grey seal pups, and amazing displays from migratory birds.

Visitors on a woodland walk

Woodland walks in the North East  

Woodlands are tranquil spaces and great to explore, particularly in the autumn when they burst to life with colour and wildlife. Here's a pick of the best woodland walks in the North East.

autumn walks North East

Rangers' favourite autumn walks in the North East 

We asked our North East rangers to share their favourite places to walk, and found out what makes those places great in autumn. Here's what they had to say...

National Trust rangers monitoring the shorebirds at Tughall Mill, Northumberland Coast

New coastline to care for in Northumberland 

Tughall Mill is home to the UK’s largest mainland colony of internationally threatened little terns, the UK’s second rarest seabird, as well as important wildlife habitats including saltmarsh, woodland, hedgerows, farmland and sand dunes.