For the birds … an RSPB volunteering break in Northumberland

Seeking sanctuary among terns and puffins, our writer volunteers for two weeks of manual work on a remote island run by the RSPB

UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

Crossing three national parks and the Pennines, it goes without saying that this one-week route is a stunner, from Scarborough all the way to the Lake District

Let’s go to … Newcastle

The newly reopened Newcastle Castle is just one reason to hit the Toon. If you’re bringing the kids there’s loads to do – and plenty of fun stuff for adults, too