Our region is blessed with some stunning scenery to explore, and there is no better time to experience these than Autumn.
Take a look at our list of the top Autumnal walks around the area and get out to see the colours and sights of the North East at this time of year.
A well known path, Pipewellgate to the south of the Tyne gives explorers fresh views of Newcastle's famous bridges. It is easily accessable from Gateshead and walkers even have the lovely Staithes Cafe to stop off at on their way up the river.
2. Bolam Lake
Bolam Lake's surroundings speak for themselves. The Northumberland spot has a good mix of lakeside and forest walks and has a cafe which is open between 10am and 4pm from April until September and 10am until 3pm from October through to March.
The Gibside site has 720 acres of woodland to explore and the colours generated by the trees around the hall and famous chapel (pictured) can be stunning. The National Trust hotspot also has a cafe selling warm food and drinks after a walk. Between the walled gardens, wildlife and clear air as you head south from the city centre, there's enough to take in for a few trips!
4. Derwent Walk
One of the longer routes on this walk by quite a way, this 11 mile trek follows the route of the old Derwent Valley Railway between Swalwell and Consett and offers a mix of woodlands, meadows and wetlands while following the River Derwent.