The world's largest human landform sculpture. Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, which celebrates the earth's natural power and the human ability to reshape landscape into a dramatic form.
Near the town of Cramlington, 'The Lady of the North' is around 34m high and 400m in length. Most importantly Northumberlandia is the centrepiece for a country park with magnificent views across the Northumberland countryside.
In total around 1.5 million tonnes of soil and clay from Shotton Surface Mine has been used to create this ambitious piece of public art.
Today the site benefits from a Visitor Centre with a small Cafe open from Wednesday to Sunday. Visitors can enjoy a woodland walk (with disk rubbing trail), wildlife interpretation boards, a bird-feeding station and various events throughout the year.
The site is open to the public, but please keep dogs on a lead.
The approach from the car park into the public park to view the sculpture at ground level is fully accessible. A flat gravel footpath provides a 1mile route around the landform so that the sculpture can be enjoyed from a wide variety of angles. However when the site is not staffed you may require a Radar key to gain access by wheelchair through the kissing gate at the entrance
The landform itself has a range of slopes with different gradients; please use the map of the park to plan the most appropriate route for your ability. Please note that a Radar key can be used to open the kissing gate like a conventional gate enabling most wheelchairs to get into the site. We regret that we cannot leave the site open due to the risk of motorbike access when the site is not staffed.
Northumberlandia is located next to the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, just North of Newcastle. We are located only a few minutes from the A1.
From the A1 Northbound, take the A19 exit toward the A189/Cramlington/Blyth/Ashington. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1068. Take a left turn into Blagdon Lane, signposted towards Northumberlandia. Turn right into Northumberlandia (passed the Snowy Owl pub).
From the A1 Southbound take the exit toward Blagdon/Dinnington/Ponteland/Shotton. Turn left into Blagdon Lane (signposted Northumberlandia). After ¾ mile turn left into Northumberlandia.
Ticketing and entry prices for Northumberlandia
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Waste of an opportunity
A must see for the whole family!
Sunday afternoon walk
Could be better
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