Northumberland National Park covers 405 areas of protected landscape with breath-taking views, crystal clear streams, dark skies for star gazing and rich wildlife havens.
The park is free for everyone to enjoy. It begins at the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and runs north through the picturesque valleys of the rivers North Tyne, Rede, Coquet and Beamish to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and Otterburn Ranges with their endless traffic-free horizons. But despite its remoteness, visitors are well catered for.
Accommodation ranges from historic country house hotels to traditional farmhouse bed and breakfasts. There's no shortage of things to do when you are in Northumberland National Park. You can walk the Cheviot Hills or Simonside Hills, see for miles and feel on top of the world.
You can visit Northumberland's many Iron Age hillforts or see at first hand the splendour of Hadrian's Wall. You can do almost every activity imaginable including mountain biking, rock climbing, walking and horse-riding. In summer the upland hay meadows at Falstone and Barrowburn put on a spectacular show of colour and from August the park is bathed in heather and the heady scent of honey.
Northumberland National Park is also rich in wildlife, and you can see red squirrels, a rare black grouse and the curlew - a moorland bird with an unforgettable cry that is the emblem of Northumberland National Park. For more inspiration, visit The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall at Once Brewed.