Alnwick Tourism Association

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Visit Alnwick, Northumberland, UK - "The Official Website for Alnwick District"  
Tourist Guides, walking books, Maps,and information on Accommodation in Central Alnwick,
its Surrounding Countryside & on Northumberland's Stunning Coastline

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Ordnance Survey Maps

Maps covering the Alnwick, Rothbury and Coquetdale areas
  Prices shown for AQUA3T laminated all weather OS Maps Buy AQUA3 laminated all weather OS Maps Online
OUTDOOR LEISURE : 4 cm to 1 km - 2.5 inches to 1 mile
Outdoor Leisure OS MapsTouring: These maps cover Britain's National Parks and popular Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Packed with detail they are invaluable to the tourist and holiday maker as well as the serious walker or climber.
OL16 for the Cheviot Hills & the Scottish Borders (£12.99)
OL42 for Kielder Water & Rothbury (£12.99)


EXPLORER : 4 cm to 1 km - 2.5 inches to 1 mile
  Explorer OS MapsSpecialist: Covering well known, but perhaps less explored recreational areas and beauty spots throughout the country. With selected tourist information added, they will enable the walker, hill climber or cyclist to carry out a full and rewarding exploration of the area.
332 for Alnwick & Northumberland Coast (£11.99)


LANDRANGER : 2 cm to 1 km - 1.25 inches to 1 mile.

Landranger OS MapsAll purpose: Packed full of information to help you really get to know an area. 204 Landranger maps cover the country; each map covers an area of 40 x 40 km (25 x 25 miles) and like other Ordnance Survey maps, National Grid squares are provided so that any feature can be given a unique reference number.
LR 80 for the Cheviot Hills. (11.99)
LR 81 for Alnwick, Rothbury & Morpeth. (11.99)

When ordering the above maps from AQUA3, please mention the Visit Alnwick Web Site.

Other Maps:
  • All Ordnance Survey Maps are available online
  • Cheviot Hills - Superwalker detailed waterproof map covers the Borders region from Kirk Yetholm to Wooler in the north, through Ingram to Alwinton in the south. The Cheviot, Newton Tors and Kirknewton are good walking areas. Includes the northern section of the Penine Way from Kirk Yetholm to Brownhart Law.


Local Publications & Guides

  • Northumberland Holiday Guide (Free) - A guide to Northumberland, with beautiful photography and accommodation details for Northumberland and the Alnwick Area.
  • New Moor House WalksNew Moor House Walks - A 24 page guide published by New Moor House Cottages featuring six walks around Rothbury, such as Simonside, Thrunton Mill, Long Crag and Edlingham.
  • Shepherds WalksShepherds Walks - Excellent "print and post" walks based in Northumberland and Northumberland National
  • Rothbury and Coquetdale by Frank Graham  
  • Alnwick - "SIX OF THE BEST WALKS"
    Six walks based around Alnwick, printed by "Glen Graphics" Wooler. See their other walks in Northumberland.


  • Northumbria by Lee Frost & Eric Robson
    - superb book with some fantastic full page images of Northumberland, and the wider Northumbria
  • Historic Buildings - Northumberland by Nikolaus Pevsner + various
    - A guide to Northumberland's architectural pleasures, ranging from Hadrian's Wall, Warkworth & Alnwick Castles to ruins in the valleys of the Coquet and the Aln. There are also vivid descriptions of country houses, such as Cragside, along with monuments of a great industrial past and a wealth of smaller buildings.
  • Walks in the Secret Kingdom
    by Edward Baker
    - 37 walks detailed by the author who has lived in Northumberland all his life, demonstrates his great knowledge of the area, its wildlife and its history. Many of the walks are in the "easy" and "medium" range and are ideal for family walking where the rigours of serious hill walking are too great for the older and younger members.
  • Cycling in Northumberland and North East England Collins
    - The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileage throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour.
  • Cycling Around Northumberland by Arnold Robinson
  • Walks from Wooler available
    from Wooler and Morpeth Tourist Information Office, Fenwick Newcastle, and from
  • Northumbria by Rob Talbot & Robin Whiteman
    - excellent photography and information on all the attractions of the region.
  • Northumbria Walks with Children by Stephen Rickerby
    - Covering the North East from the Tees to the Tweed, this guide book includes over 20 walks suitable for families. There are questions and spotting checklists to interest the children, as well as practical information for parents.
  • Walking the Cheviots by Edward Baker
    - The walks in this guide provide an excellent introduction to the Cheviots, for weekend family walkers and experienced hill walkers. Each route contains details of the natural history, geology and archaeology of the area within the descriptive text.
  • Cycle Tours Ordnance Survey
    - Offering 24 on- and off-road cycle routes in Northumberland and County Durham for touring and mountain bikers. Each is mapped at a scale of 1:50,000 with route directions. Extra information includes places of interest, indication of terrain, and length of each tour.
  • Francis Frith's Northumberland Tyne & Wear - 100 detailed historic photographs from The Francis Frith Collection with extended captions and full introduction. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers.

  • The Cheviot Hills available
    Wooler and Morpeth Tourist
    Information Offices, Fenwick
    Newcastle and from

Download Information!
Northumberland Tourism are now compiling a useful list of publications and downloads for
local information please go to their webpage for more info

If you are a local publisher or know of a useful tourism based publication for this area please let us know and we may be able to list the details on our site. Books or maps on walks, touring, stories etc are all particularly relevant. Contact us.


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