County Challenge

Northumberland (Part 1)

I carried on going north after Carlisle and even dipped over the border into Scotland as I headed utlimately east towards Kielder Water. Kielder is famous as site for rallies (indeed there is one there this week although I didn't see any cars). It is just great fun to drive around, there are very few cars and the roads are twisty but fast (possibly even a little too fast!) and throwing the car around them was excellent. There isn't really much in the way of formal tourism there but the landscape is ruggedly bleak and beautiful. Very relaxing.