The great outdoors in the North East

A protected Dark Skies National Park, a seabird paradise or an 18th-century landscape garden - it's all here to explore in the North East

Child jumping in a muddy puddle

Gibside

A Georgian landscape garden forged in an industrial past

A snowy view of the Durham Coast from Beacon Hill towards Easington

Durham Coast

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

A seal pup on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

Four people walk their dogs alongside the Wall in autumn

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort

Roman wall running through an often wild landscape

Visitors walking into Low Newton with Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance

Embleton and Newton Links

Breathtaking stretch of silver sands surrounded by wildlife-rich dunes