What's On In Northumberland In September 2016?
Published: Friday 2nd Sep 2016
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
There are many events planned for September 2016 in Northumberland. There are organised activities and festivals that will entertain people of all ages.
Here are some of the events worth a visit during the month:
• Saturday 10th September , 12:30pm -15:30pm
Family Volunteering Day
Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland, NE61 4AR
Come along and help clear the undergrowth in the West Wood to uncover the lost water garden hidden beneath. While doing this you can also lend a hand to plant primroses and foxgloves, to create a bank of colour through spring and summer 2017.
No experience is needed as the outdoor team at Wallington will kit you out with gardening gloves and tools and they will show you what to do, all you need to do is bring your wellies and dress for mess!
• Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, 10:00am – 16:00pm
Alnwick Food Festival
Alnwick Market Place, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TN
Alnwick’s 2 day Food Festival is back for 2016. Over 50 stalls, local produce, street food, crafts, art, chef demos, prosecco bar, children’s entertainment and music. This is a fun event for all the family. Admission is free.
• Saturday 17th September, 07:00am – 15:00am
Kielder Water Swim
Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1BT
Leaplish Waterside Park offers panoramic views of the reservoir and is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities.
A very special guest will be visiting the Park for the Kielder Water Swim – none other than Olympic Medallist and Former Record Holder, Jo Jackson!
There will be 3 distances on offer for the swim; the Classic Mile swim, a 3.8k Iron Distance swim and the ultimate test – a 10k Swimming Marathon, don’t miss this one!
Swimmers for each distance will be grouped and start together, electronic chip timing will be used to ensure all participants receive and accurate finish time. For the 10k Marathon swim – full route support and feed stations will also be provided. Swimming caps will be provided and must be worn by all swimmers. Each finisher will receive a custom designed medal and ‘goody bag’. Prizes will be awarded for male and female overall Winners in each category.
Prices for the Kielder Water Swim are as follows; 1 mile Swim (single) - £29 per ticket, Iron Man (single) - £34 per ticket, Marathon (single) - £64 per ticket.
• Friday 16th – Saturday 24th September
Hexham Abbey Festival
Hexham Abbey and Priory Buildings, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 2HT
This is a nine day festival of music and the arts in the spectacular setting of Hexham Abbey. A wide range of music will be performed by top international soloists as well as talented local performers. The festival opens with Urban Canvas, exciting street artists who will bring their vibrant show to the Abbey.
Tickets are £16 per adult, OAP and Concession discounts are available.
• Wednesday 28th September, 10:30am – 16:00pm
Iron Age Hillforts and the Breamish Valley
Ingram Bridge – National Park Car Park, Ingram, Northumberland, NE66 4LT
Join a guided walk to Iron Age Hillforts and The Breamish Valley. Step back in time in this remote landscape to see how prehistoric people lived.
The walk starts at the Ingram Bridge car park and follows an old drovers road to Wether Hill Hillfort, on to Cochrane Pike, then the Hillfort at Middle Dean, on to the stone built hillforts of Brough Low, then returning to Ingram.
This walk is categorised as strenuous, will take approximately 5.5 hours and covers a distance of 9.5miles. Tickets are £8 each and can be purchased in advance or on the day.
Northumberland and the North East is a magnificent area of the country. Grace Darling Holidays have luxury holiday cottages available for booking throughout the year to explore the area further and make the most of many other events available.