Holystone is tucked away in a quiet corner of Coquetdale. The peace and tranquillity of the area attracted a religious order that built a nunnery here in the twelfth century, around which Holystone village grew.
The nunnery has long gone, but the tranquil surroundings remain, offering beautiful walks.
There are waterfalls, crags and plenty of aged broadleaved woodlands which are a delight to walk in at any time of year.
Found within the Northumberland National Park, just north of the village of Alwinton, Kidland Forest's mosaic of trees is the perfect setting for a forest adventure. Unwind under the blanket of spruce, pine and larch while taking in the glorious views and peaceful sounds of the River Alwin.
Kidland Forest is a designated Red Squirrel Reserve and also houses Memmerkirk Chapel, a Scheduled Ancient Monument which are the remains of a chapel dating from the 14th to 17th century.
Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Kielder Forest after dark this winter. Kielder Observatory runs a whole programme of events throughout the year so whether you want to share the experience with your family, or seek out silence and solitude, you can book your star studded event here.