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The Countryside of Northumberland

Discover the countryside of Northumberland on your doorstep or on holiday



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

Cycle Northumberland
Comprehensive collection of routes with PDF downloads.

Sponsored Listings
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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

RSS Northumberland WT News
RSS News – Northumberland National Park
  • Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments 16th July 2020
    The Northumberland National Park Authority Board have approved a suite of policies for the future development of the Park, including increased flexibility around housing developments and conversions within the National Park. During their authority meeting on Wednesday, the board were presented with their revised Local Plan, a key document in helping shape the future of […]
  • Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre 14th July 2020
    A former Northumberland National Park visitor centre in Rothbury is about to commence its next chapter with the opening of Bewick’s Kitchen & Coffee House this weekend. Church House, which remains a base for the Northumberland National Park Authority, Forestry England and Northumbria Police will now be sharing the 140-year-old building with the new coffee […]
  • How do we know about Prehistory? 13th July 2020
    Prehistory is a time before written accounts. The only way we can find out about life is by looking at the evidence we find. We have found evidence of prehistoric life at lots of places in Northumberland National Park so it is very important for us to try to understand more about the people who […]
  • Wonderful Willow 9th July 2020
    This time last year The Sill was about to host Weaving Across Borders, an exhibition of exquisite willow craft items curated by the Northumbria Basketry Group. Visitors to the exhibition were most impressed by the way in which expert craftspeople had used this sustainable material to produce beautiful, and in many cases useful, items. Somuch […]
  • Plastic Free July 7th July 2020
    July is upon us, and so too is Plastic Free July. This is a global movement aimed at reducing plastic waste. You can find more about the challenge and ways to go plastic free on the Plastic Free July website. It’s not just plastics we need to think about. Whilst they’re very definitely a big […]
RSS Blog – Natural History Society of Northumbria
  • Lockdown Notes 16th July 2020
    For NHSN Life Member, Anne Wilson, lockdown provided an opportunity to appreciate the interconnectedness of nature, and ponder the pressing issues facing the natural world
  • Finding Bees 16th July 2020
    Philip Jordan shares six things he has learnt whilst taking part in the North East Bee Hunt
  • Bee Diversity on Viper’s Bugloss 16th July 2020
    Viper's Bugloss is widely considered to be one of the best native plants for pollinators. Local naturalist, Christopher Wren, highlights bee diversity on this beautiful and beneficial plant
  • A lockdown mystery 15th July 2020
    For local naturalist, Terry Coult, lockdown provided an opportunity to study and appreciate a most unusual orchid
  • Bee of the Month: the Fork-tailed Flower Bee 15th July 2020
    Charlotte Rankin introduces the endearing and under-recorded Fork-tailed Flower Bee, a species you could encounter in your gardens throughout July
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