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The Countryside of Northumberland

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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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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
  • Wildlife charity rescues Halloween 20th October 2020
    With a huge question mark hanging over Trick or Treating and Halloween parties across the UK, a regional wildlife charity has come to the rescue of lovers of all things spooky this Halloween.
  • On a mission to entertain 13th October 2020
    Pubs, cinemas and restaurants may be closed but one thing that isn’t closed is the great outdoors and this half-term Northumberland Wildlife Trust is on a mission to keep the region’s school kids entertained.
  • Chloe joins her dream team 12th October 2020
    Morpeth resident Chloe Cook is Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s new ‘Catch My Drift’ project assistant.
  • Are your boots ready for walking this autumn? 7th October 2020
    It’s time for everybody to support nature.
  • Glamourous glampers support wildlife charity 5th October 2020
    At a time of economic uncertainty for many charities, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to welcome Award winning camping and glamping site Herding Hill Farm as its latest Silver Category corporate supporter.
RSS News – Northumberland National Park
  • Don’t Get Caught Out In The Dark 22nd October 2020
    Northumberland National Park Authority echo the calls by the area’s Mountain Rescue teams in asking members of the public to remember to plan enough time for their outdoor activities as British Summer time draws to an end this weekend. “Before anyone sets out for an adventure, remember that you’ll have fewer daylight hours and you […]
  • Authority Members Name Jean Davidson as new Chair 13th October 2020
    The appointment of Davidson follows the addition of Elizabeth Ellis, Policy Project Manager at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Marie Fallon, former Director of Regulated Industry at the Environment Agency as Secretary of State Members to the Board in July this year. Davidson, who lives in Kirknewton near Wooler, has been a member of […]
  • Have you spotted the Four Spot Orb Weaver Spider? 9th October 2020
    The Four Spot Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus) is a spectacular beastie noted for being our heaviest spider and arguably our most striking. It is readily identified in the field by its four large white spots on its circular abdomen which can be up to 17mm, and often comes in different colours – ranging from orangey-red […]
  • Helping Local School Children Connect with Nature 10th September 2020
    Northumberland National Park are launching a new education programme, highlighting the importance of nature in young people’s education, health and wellbeing. In order to kick off the programme the National Park are gifting every first school in Northumberland with a copy of multi award winning book, The Lost Words, which is the subject of the […]
  • Helping Every School Child in Northumberland Connect with Nature 10th September 2020
    Northumberland National Park are launching a new education programme, highlighting the importance of nature in young people’s education, health and wellbeing. In order to kick off the programme the National Park are gifting every first school in Northumberland with a copy of multi award winning book, The Lost Words, which is the subject of the […]
RSS Blog – Natural History Society of Northumbria
  • My life in lockdown 21st October 2020
    For NHSN member, Ann Chapman, lockdown led to a growing appreciation for some of the North East's most common, yet beautiful, wildflowers
  • Abundant acorns on the forest floor – is 2020 a mast year? 21st October 2020
    With autumn in full swing, naturalists across the North East are noticing an unusual abundance of seasonal fruits. Polly Stevens asks an important question: is 2020 a 'mast year'?
  • Embleton Quarry: a gem on the Northumberland Coast 15th October 2020
    Fresh from her recent 1829 Talk, Ellie Coleman provides an introduction to Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve and the work which goes into protecting and improving this precious coastal site
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Observing Odonata 8th October 2020
    Local naturalist, Mark Welfare, shares some top tips for observing dragonflies and damselflies
  • Shades of Green 8th October 2020
    For NHSN member, Mima Cattan, the experience of sensing and observing nature during lockdown brought a new dimension to her appreciation of the natural world
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