It was a great surprise when Stew told me how we were going to celebrate our first wedding anniversary… GIamping in Northumberland. We stayed in a quirky, vintage Shepherds Hut – it was absolutely amazing!
Vicky and Rob from Wild Northumbrian have created a beautiful, peaceful haven in the middle of Northumberland National Park. There were yurts and tipis dotted around the fields and woodland. The cows and sheep were our neighbours, and the clucky chickens provided us with delicious eggs for breakfast.
The chickens loved mooching around the fields – fab free range cluckies 🙂
Vicky and Rob were great hosts and took good care of us. It was nice to finally meet them, after talking with them through Facebook in the months leading up to our weekend break.
Sometimes, it’s good to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life; no signal on your mobile, no internet or TV – just my i-phone to take lots of pictures. To say we were relaxed was an understatement 🙂 We’re usually very busy when we go away and never find time to sit down… but here, time stood still.
A bottle of vino greeted us, how lovely and thoughtful from Vicky & Rob 😀 Inside the Shepherds Hut and it was amazing and vintage, I loved all the decorations… pretty bunting, berries – such a natural touch I loved it 😀
We chilled out together, drinking wine, reading, playing cards and lighting the quaint wood burner in our hut. On our anniversary , we had a leisurely stroll down to Kielder Forest. We had tea and cake in The Carriages Tea Room 🙂
Autumn colours appearing in the ferns at Kielder Forest…
Here’s a few of the pictures I took, hope you like them… 🙂
Google Maps took us through a farmers field… we knew we were in the middle of no where when we had to move a cow out of the road hehe 😀
Walking though our field of sheep to get to our little sanctuary for the next couple of nights… We were really excited 🙂
When we unpacked we went off to explore the grounds 🙂 We met the cluckies and saw trees bursting with big juicy apples, yum yum 🙂
A map of all the grounds and a beautiful old church. We walked round the grave yard and saw dates going back to the mid 1800’s!
On our first night, we walked to the nearest pub down the quaint country lanes, you could hear the owls twit-ta-woooing on the way back to the hut. It was so peaceful 🙂
When we got back from our lovely pub grub meal, Stew went all cave man on me and lit a cosy fire. The only light in the evening was the delicate flicker of the candle light… very romantic 🙂
Yummy fresh orange and bacon butties for breakfast… then we opened our pressies and cards 🙂
Superb views of the countryside whilst you’re sitting day dreaming 🙂
We stopped off for tea, cake and soup (not in that particular order… :D) in a train… How amazing! The food was delicious. We sat watching the birds 🙂
A tree of colours… so pretty
It was so peaceful having our stroll in Kielder Forest together. I couldn’t help but shout ‘hellloooooo’ and listen to the echoes hehe 🙂
Autumnal colours, fungi, heather and lots of Christmas trees…
We spent our anniversary evening with delicious spag bol, a roaring fire and a nice glass of wine 😀 Perfect!
Thanks so much Vicky and Rob for creating this tranquil escape for people to enjoy and explore. We had a superb time – we didn’t want to leave! 🙂
We’re already looking forward to going back next year…we’re even going to take Jassy 🙂
Lottie Land Girl Kaz
Check out Vicky & Rob’s website I’m sure you’ll love it…
Two very happy and relaxed people 😀 Thanks for a great weekend xxx