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Visit Northumberland
With information on places to go and ideas for things to do in this remarkable county.

Northumberland National Park
Relax in picturesque valleys, visit spectacular waterfalls and woodland or walk through stunning moorland...

Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Find info on their Nature Reserves, the Wildlife that inhabits them, things to do and more.

Parks - County Council
Find out about parks, country parks and nature reserves at the local Northumberland county council.

Hadrian's Wall Path - National Trails
Walk 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall...

Northumberland - Accessible Countryside
Details of accessible nature reserves, green spaces, parks and more.

Ecology - County Council
Find out how we work to conserve our natural environment, including protected species and habitats...

CPRE Northumberland
Standing up for the countryside in Northumberland, find out more about their campaigns and news...

Northumberland's National Nature Reserves
Details of the NNR designations in Northumberland at gov.uk.

Cycle Northumberland
Comprehensive collection of routes with PDF downloads.

Sponsored Listings
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CoolStays in Northumberland

Beautiful cottages, barns, shepherds huts, old mills and more with locations in the heart of the countryside, in national parks, on the coast and on the banks of rivers.

Rural Retreats in Northumberland

Holiday cottages in tranquil settings with nature on your doorstep and lots of opportunities for walking and other outdoor activities.

Dunstanburgh Castle. Graham Soult from FreeImages.

Latest News

  • Update: Coronavirus and the Trust

    All our reserve car parks are now closed, but our reserves are open. If you live within walking distance of a reserve, why not visit it? But please be sensible.

  • From the Museum: The Return of the Samurai

    From the Museum: The Return of the Samurai Today we’re featuring a blog post by Jo Anderson, assistant keeper of Archaeology at Great North Musuem: Hancock, about an interesting object

  • A Ringers Year: March 2020

    Discover the latest monthly update from ornithologist and bird ringer, Phil Hanmer

  • An Introduction to Bee Diversity

    Explore the world of honeybees, solitary bees and bumblebees with NHSN Project Officer and local entomologist, Charlotte Rankin

  • OutdoorsIndoors

    Let us bring Northumberland National Park and it’s unique, special qualities to you. From our tranquil landscapes, to our wonderful wildlife; nostalgic memories to activities with nature, connect with the Park on social media whilst you stay at home. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be showcasing the beauty of Northumberland National Park with The page […]

  • A Prickly Affair

    This article was originally published in The Northumbrian Magazine and is republished with permission. Author John Steele previously worked as a long serving Northumberland National Park Ranger. While I was pondering the subject for this page one evening, into the room slid a pair of giant hedgehog slippers, with one of my daughters sleepily providing The page A Prickly […]

  • Online Talk: Bumblebees of North East England

    Discover the biology, ecology and future status of bumblebees in North East England

  • Online Library: The Beetles of Gosforth Nature Reserve

    Take a closer look at the beetle community of Gosforth Nature Reserve in this 2008 study by Martin Luff

  • Stay at home Stargazing

    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” was famously quoted by Oscar Wilde, and in times like these, the magic of stargazing can lift you out of yourself and help put things into perspective. We have had some lovely crystal evenings recently, and last night there was The page Stay at home Stargazing first appeared on Northumberland […]

  • Online talk: Plants Behaving Badly

    Join botanist, Chris Metherell, for a tour around some of the taxonomic terrors and sulky teenagers of the plant world

  • A daily dose of nature is important, now more than ever

    There is no escaping that the next few months are going to be difficult. As social distancing becomes the norm, it is important to look after ourselves and to seek

  • Three Times the Charm in Countryfile Awards

    Northumberland National Park has won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020. It is the third time the National Park has won the nationwide competition, with votes cast by over 17,500 members of the public, one of the biggest responses in the awards’ history. The runner The page Three Times the Charm in […]

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