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owns and cities Morpeth (administrative headquarters), Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hexham
rea 5,030 sq. km / 1,942 sq. miles
opulation 307,700 (1994)

Kielder Lake

Hadrians WallThe greater part of the county, comprising the districts of Berwick, Alnwick, and Tynedale, is rural. The Cheviot Hills, along the Anglo-Scottish border, rise to 810 m / 2,657 ft; further east there are uplands rising to a height of 250-450 m / 820-1,476 ft above sea-level. They are composed of coarse sandstones which dip towards a low coastal plateau, meeting the North Sea in low cliffs and shallow bays backed by sand dunes. There are extensive forests in the west of Northumberland, and much of the upland is used by the army. South of the River Coquet, coal is found underneath the coastal plateau in the districts of Wansbeck, Blyth, and Castle Morpeth.Cheviot Hills; rivers Aln, Coquet, Rede, Till, Tweed, upper Tyne; Northumberland National Park in the west
ommerce Bamburgh CastleIndustry: manufacturing of computer monitors (Cramlington); coal was formerly mined at several locations
Agriculture: sheep, cattle; fishing
amous people Thomas Bewick, Grace Darling, Jack and Bobby Charlton.

Lindisfarne Castle

warkwth.jpg (5401 bytes)flamboro.jpg (6167 bytes)Durham, one of the most visually attractive cities in Britain. The cathedral dates back to 1093 and is set on a 70 foot high rock surrounded on three sides by the River Wear.
High Force, a spectacular Moorland waterfall.
Kielder and Redesdale Forests, part of the Border Forest Park, Britain's largest area of woodland.
Bamburgh Castle, a spectacular coastal defence.
Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle, only accessible at low tide and where the local Monks make and sell their honey based 'Lindisfarne Mead'.

Lindisfarne CastleHoly Island (Lindisfarne); the Farne island group 8 km / 5 miles east of Bamburgh, which is home to large seal and bird colonies; part of Hadrian's Wall (a World Heritage site), including Housesteads Fort; Alnwick and Bamburgh castles; Lindisfarne AbbeyThomas Bewick museum; Hexham Abbey; the walls of Berwick-upon-Tweed; large moorland areas used for military manoeuvres; Longstone Lighthouse from which Grace Darling rowed to rescue the crew of the Forfarshire; wild white cattle of Chillingham; Kielder Water (1982), the largest artificial lake in northern Europe