Northumberland: Doggy Heaven!
Miles of golden beaches and countryside walks: Northumberlandia, a country park with a giant sculpture carved into the hillside: Hadrian's Wall where you'll see the most complete Roman fort in Britain and enjoy the wonderful scenery on miles of footpaths.
Kielder Water & Forest Park offers footpaths and cycle tracks, water sports and horse riding but if you just want to take it easy and soak in the views head to one of the visitor centres for a great meal. And look out for the 'super six', ospreys, red squirrels, pipistrelle bats, roe deer, salmon and otters, all of which can be seen if you're lucky.
Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery near Alnwick offers excellent coffee and cakes with photographs by the former jockey, Richard Dunwoody exclusively on show and for sale.
Northumberland self catering accommodation seems truly dog friendly rather than dog tolerant with many going out of their way to welcome the four legged family members.
But don't go if the 'Beast from te East' returns unless you want snow of epic proportions.