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Access All Areas: visiting Northumberland

As part of our Access All Areas series on accessible tourism, Disability Horizons Co-editor Martyn Sibley recently visited Northumberland to find out how accessible this beautiful landscape is.

With 400 square miles of rolling hills and countryside, you might assume that Northumberland isn’t very accessible. But that’s exactly what our Co-editor Martyn Sibley wanted to find out.

Looking from the perspective of a wheelchair user, as well as those with mobility issues and visual or hearing impairments, Martyn visited Hexham – a village in the southern part of the Northumberland National Park – viewpoints across to Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman Army Museum, the Cheviot Hills and Breamish Valley – he covered it all!

Watch the video below to find out whether it’s suitable for you, what each attractions provides, and tips for making a trip there run smoothly.

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  1. We had a fortnight in Northumbria last summer which went smoothly after careful planning. We stayed at a guest house in Berwick on Tweed and Alnick and a hotel in Newcastle which met our needs and found plenty to do. Though didn’t attempt buildings which warned us off like Alnick castle. Most other places have made attempts and of course one can always rely on the National Trust for information.

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