The area around Harbottle is perfect for outdoor activities, with endless walking and cycling in the untamed landscape of the Cheviot Hills. The area is famous for its rounded shaped hills that include bridleways and footpaths offering a number of interesting routes for walkers and mountain bikers.
Adventurous guests can try to climb The Cheviot, which at 815 metres is the highest point in the National Park. The nearby Breamish Valley is also a popular destination for visitors, with a number of walks into the hills, local river side picnic areas and a number of hillfort archaeological sites that include Neolithic and Bronze Age burials, medieval villages, farmsteads, hillforts and a very scenic waterfall at Linhope Spout.
For those looking to chill out there is no better place in England, a place where mobile phones won't ring and you can walk, ride or fish all day in beautiful surroundings and not see a soul. There is an illustrated description of a wonderful walk direct from the cottage doorstep here. This walk is rated as one of the Northumberland National Park ranger's favourites.
The Northumberland towns of Alnwick, Morpeth, Rothbury, Otterburn, Bellingham, Belford, Wooler, Seahouses, Craster and Beadnell are all within easy distance of Brackenlea.
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