'Further tales from Northumberland'
Published: Wednesday 24th Feb 2016
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Hexham-born star, Robson Green, is back on our TV screens next week in his new series of ‘Further Tales from Northumberland’. This series is the third instalment of the programme that showcases the beauty and diversity of the North-east County.
Details of the new show have been revealed and it is sure to be an action-packed affair that shows Northumberland at its best.
The first episode begins with Robson at the former RAF training base in Milfield where he has a lesson in flying a glider over the beautiful Cheviot Hills.
Following this experience, he takes to the skies again in a helicopter flight over Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s famous 18th century gardens in Kirkhale. A visit to Kirkhale is a great way to learn about the humble landscape gardener who transformed the English countryside. The current owners of Kirkhale are continuing Brown’s legacy by bringing to life one of his long lost garden designs.
Finally in this first episode, Robson visits Battle Bridge Farm in Alnwick. In the skies above the farm, an unusual sight awaits – a collection of 350 combine harvesters. Robson admits “it is quite a sight. It is known locally as the combine harvester graveyard. It is a unique monument to agriculture”. Battle Bridge farm has a unique claim to fame with this collection being the biggest collection of combine harvesters in the country.
The ‘Further Tales from Northumberland’ third series will be shown weekly and has eight episodes. Each episode will show Robson tackling a different journey through Northumberland. His journeys will include hiking the Pennine Way and following the route of the River Tyne. He will tell the stories of the people and landmarks he encounters along the way.
This series also sees Robson take on exciting new experiences. These experiences include sailing a 100 year old Tall Ship in the North Sea, fell running in the Cheviots, leading The Rothbury Highland Pipe Band in a commemorative parade, taking a tour of Alnwick Garden’s Poison garden with the Duchess of Northumberland and ringing osprey chicks in Kielder Forest.
Robson will also uncover some fascinating stories behind Northumberland’s exciting history, traditions and wildlife. These stories include tales of Britain’s oldest working lifeboat station, seafaring explorers and Anglo-Saxon Kings.
This programme will help raise the profile of Northumberland and increase tourism numbers to the area. The previous two series have been watched by millions of viewers so having a third series, showing the discovery of more hidden gems in Northumberland, is great for the growing tourism industry and the people of Northumberland.
If you enjoyed the previous two series of the programme and are looking forward to the third, why not go to Northumberland and see these places Robson has discovered for yourself.
Grace Darling Holidays have various luxury, self-catering holiday cottages located throughout the county. These cottages are homes from home with everything you need for a great stay and provide a fantastic base for exploring Northumberland and the surrounding areas.