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 making their way along the avenue at Gibside

Sports at Gibside

If like us you're ready to shake off the party season and are looking for places to start, join us for a weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. It's the perfect time for some morning reflection and the frosty mornings offer some fantastic surroundings.

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.