Make plans for the year ahead in the North East

Whether you're looking to start a new habit, learn something new or simply do something different with your weekends, North East National Trust places have plenty to offer to make 2017 extra special.

Runners waiting to start their night run

Sports at Gibside

Embrace your New Year resolution here at Gibside. Join the weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. If you're looking for a more of a challenge. Grab your head torch and book onto the Night Run taking place on Saturday 3 February from 7pm.

St Oswalds cottage on Holy Island near Lindisfarne Castle

Holiday on the Northumberland Coast

Do views across the harbour to Lindisfarne Castle from St Oswald's holiday cottage sound like your perfect holiday? Perhaps you'd prefer Risemoor set in the dunes near Newton Pool Nature Reserve, staying in Low Newton village square at Rockside, or even holidaying at Holy Island village with Glen House? We're sure to have a holiday cottage to suit you.

Two people inspect historic features in Souter's engine room

Get hands-on to care for Souter Lighthouse

We're looking for new conservation volunteers to make a clean sweep in 2017.

Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Visit a World Heritage Site

Tick off a World Heritage Site off your list with a visit to Hadrian's Wall. Celebrating its 30 year anniversary of UNESCO status in 2017, Hadrian's Wall is also home to England's Tree of the Year and sits within Europe's largest dark sky park, perfect for stargazing.