Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot – an area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.
Are you wanting to head off for a romantic break or planning a half-term trip? In contrast to many other busy weekend destinations, Northumberland offers beauty, solitude and splendour in equal measure.
This frontier county has many a tale to tell. The World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is an absolute ‘must’ – for two thousand years it’s stood up to all that the elements has thrown at it.
Head north from Wallsend and some of the most magnificent coastal stretches in the whole of the UK await you, punctuated by the imposing battlement of Bamburgh Castle. Then follow in the footsteps of St Cuthbert and the Honourable Bede by hopping over to Lindisfarne (Holy Island).
There’s quaintness as well as grandeur in the form of many a small cove. No more so than at Seahouses, where you can potter round the quayside before evening. The ‘Catch of the Day’ will provide you with a delicious fish supper before bedtime.
After the recent cold weather, the good news is that this weekend will be milder. Westerly winds should keep most of the rain to the west of the Pennines. So it should stay largely dry, with double figure temperatures a possibility.