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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.

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Latest News

  • Start your day with a ‘Ratty’ sausage

    Sausage connoisseurs will be delighted to learn that a butcher in the region is now selling a new sausage in support of wildlife charity Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

  • Mouth Watering Opportunity for Catering Franchise

    Northumberland National Park Authority is inviting catering providers to apply to take over the management of the catering provision at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. The 90-seater café, currently called Once Brewed, is situated on the first floor of The Sill, and provides clear views of the iconic Northumberland National Park, looking out towards The […]

  • Join the buzz around bumblebees in 2020

    It’s hard not to admire bumblebees: they’re colourful, perform a vital function in the ecosystem and are sufficiently diverse to keep entomologists, expert and enthusiast alike, on their toes. To

  • Spectacular wildlife of Kielder Forest showcased in new Channel 5 Wild Animal Rescue series

    Presenters Steve Backshall, Bill Oddie, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Lindsey Chapman join forces with wildlife experts as they discover the current status of our native species.

  • HS2: new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature

    A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature. ‘What’s the damage?

  • The results are in for East Chevington

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Catch My Drift project at East Chevington is delighted with its success during 2019 with 2020 shaping up to be even better.

  • New Festival Conjures Up Lost Words

    The Lost Words Festival will be hosted by Northumberland National Park Authority from the 24th January – 22nd April 2020. The book is a collaborative project between renowned best-selling author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris, it was devised after a 2016 survey found eight-year-olds were more able to identify species of Pokémon than species The page […]

  • Howl to the Moon

    For those with Werewolf tendencies, tomorrow (Friday, 10th January) is the first Full Moon of the year. This Full Moon is called the ‘Wolf Moon’ after European and Native American cultures noted it coinciding with wolves howling this time of year in the dead of night. In some cultures, it was also known as Old The page Howl to the Moon first appeared on […]

  • Last Call for Dark Skies Grant

    Northumberland National Park Authority is encouraging residents and businesses inside the National Park to take advantage of a new £4,000 grant to deliver dark-sky-friendly outside lighting. The project, funded by energy snack company, CLIF Bar, is part of their first round of conservation grants to National Parks in the UK. The company has already established The page […]

  • Getting ready for spring

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust ended 2019 and started 2020 sprucing Weetslade Country Park in preparation for visitors flocking to the site this spring.

  • The North East New Year Plant Hunt-Off – The Results

    The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland’s (BSBI) New Year Plant Hunt is an annual event in which botanists, expert and amateur alike, head out to record the plant species bucking the

  • A Ringers Year: December 2019

    We undertook two ringing sessions near my house this month catching 19 new birds and 10 retraps on the 10th, and 32 new birds with 13 re-traps on the 20th.  The

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