We stopped in Hexham for a walk around on the way, be sure to check out this little cafe. The Bee in the Butterfly - home cooked food and a lovely welcome https://www.facebook.com/BeeInTheButterflyCafe
We stayed in Corbridge for our first night in a lovely B&B http://www.2thecrofts.co.uk/. I had researched some nice places to eat before hand. We decided to go to The Black Bull https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-black-bull-corbridge. We had a nice glass of wine & a pint in the lovely outdoor seating area in the sunshine on the afternoon
followed by a lovely meal on the night, you need to book as it is a very popular place. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming and we are looking forward to visiting again soon.
The next morning we headed up to Kielder for 2 nights and stayed at http://www.thepheasantinn.com/.
Plenty to do in the area.
Gary tried out water skiing too.
All in all this is one of the most memorable weekends away we have had this year and are looking forward to another trip up North soon.